Quotes about Teachers

Teachers are the people who shape and influence children greatly. This article presents some quotes about teachers.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
Teachers are the people who shape lives and teach children the values and lessons that stay with them for the rest of their lives. There have been times when people have tried to express their gratitude towards these great people or the legendary profession, and those quotes have left indelible marks on our minds and hearts. Here are some inspiring quotes that also have been said by famous people to pay homage to their teachers.
"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
"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions." ~ Author Unknown
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~ Henry Brooks Adams
"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple." ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."~Author Unknown
"A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism." ~ Louis A. Berman
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton
"He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master." ~ Samuel Johnson
"A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image." ~ Author Unknown
"A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils." ~ Ever Garrison
"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching." ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition." ~ Jacques Barzun
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." ~ Kahlil Gibran
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." ~ Galielo Galilei
"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." ~ Author Unknown
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well." ~ Aristotle
"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task." ~ Haim G. Ginott
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." ~ Mark Van Doren
"Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating." ~ C.B. Neblette
"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation." ~Marcus Tullius Cicero
"One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen." ~ Philip Wylie
"Being able to help someone learn something is a talent." ~Margaret Reil
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~William Arthur Ward
"A teacher has to be a prophet who can look into the future and see the world of tomorrow into which the children of today must fit." ~ Author Unknown
"Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another." ~ Eugene P. Bertin
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