Teacher Quotes, Sayings about Teachers

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Submitted by: madi on April 27, 2009

If a single teacher can’t teach all the subjects then how could you expect a single student to learn all subjects.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Submitted by: Lindile Mgaba on April 9, 2011

To me, there’s only 5 real jobs in America: Police Officers, Teachers, Firefighters, Doctors, and the Military Service.
– Charles Barkely

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
Elbert Hubbard

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
– Alexander the Great

The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
Robert Brault


We lead by example.
Children learn to model what we we do, not what we say.
Always remember when you are a teacher, eyes are on you!

Submitted by: delilahcampos on October 19, 2012

One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai

A teacher is one who makes himself progresively unnecessary.
– Thomas Carruthers

Teachers touch the future.

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
– Joe Manchin

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
– John C. Maxwell

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.
– Joseph Campbell

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
– Edward Bulwer Lytton


It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
– Tom Brokaw

A teacher should have a creative mind.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

I yearn to teach. And I teach to learn.

Submitted by: Passang wangmo on December 10, 2018

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
– Haim G. Ginott

A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.

Discover wildlife: be a teacher!

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
– Louis A. Berman

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
– Lily Tomlin

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.

The greatest sign of a success for a teacher…is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist.
– Maria Montessori


A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.

Teachers regularly inspire their students whether they are aware of it or not.

Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.
– Dan Rather

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
Joyce Meyer

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