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Quotes about Teachers

Teachers are the people who shape and influence children greatly. Here are some quotes about teachers.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Adult students studying together in library
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.
African American male teacher working at his desk
"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
Teacher With College Students Giving Lesson In Classroom
"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions."
~ Unknown
Teacher Helping a Student Understand an Assignment
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
~ Henry Brooks Adams
School Teachers Standing???
"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
High School Students With Teacher In Class Using Laptops
"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."
~ Unknown
Little girl having piano class with her teacher
"A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism."
~ Louis A. Berman
Middle School
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
~ Albert Einstein
In the classroom
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Happy Teacher Standing in Corridor
"He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master."
~ Samuel Johnson
Happy teacher welcoming group of his elementary students
"A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image."
~ Unknown
Teacher assisting her student in the classroom
"A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils."
~ Ever Garrison
Senior high school teacher teaching in classroom
"To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching."
~ Henri Frederic Amiel
Diverse study group of adults working in large college library
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."
~ Jacques Barzun
Elementary school chemistry experiment
"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
Teacher with elementary school students
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
~ Galielo Galilei
Computer training
"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book."
~ Unknown
Teacher and the high school students
"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well."
~ Aristotle
Female school teacher working in office
"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task."
~ Haim G. Ginott
Girl learning about plants with teacher
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."
~ Mark Van Doren
Teacher and student on a lesson
"Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating."
~ C.B. Neblette
Teacher with students in classroom
"What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation."
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
Smiling teacher in school
"One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen."
~ Philip Wylie
Teacher Explaining Globe to Students
"Being able to help someone learn something is a talent."
~ Margaret Reil
Violin lessons
"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."
~ Unknown
Composite image of school subjects doodles
"Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another."
~ Eugene P. Bertin