When your favorite teacher is retiring, you want to honor him/her with a speech that touches the heart. While framing the speech, try to embed wonderful quotes about teachers. Quotes represent your words in a nutshell. So, to keep your speech brief, yet touching, use quotes in it.
“There’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do before I quit: Retire.“
If your teacher has just announced his plans for retirement, then you are probably planning a party for him. And if that is the case, then you would need help with different ideas for the party and for your speech (if you are expected to make one). Whether you are making a toast to him or giving a speech to honor him, try to embellish your speech with sayings or quotes.
►Inspirational Retirement Quotes
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
– Henry Adams
Teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
– William Arthur Ward
You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations.
– Patricia Neal
The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
– Maria Montessori
The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
– Alice Rollins
A teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
– Elbert Hubbard
The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart.
– Anne Michaels
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
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
►Humorous Retirement Quotes
Is your teacher someone who appreciates humor, and loves to joke around? Then you could probably bid goodbye to his teaching career with funny retirement quotes.
Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
– Colleen Wilcox
Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under.
There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.
– Lola May
Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.
– W.H. Auden
Old teachers never die; they just grade away.
The teacher should make a concerted effort never to lose his temper in the presence of the class. If a man, he may take refuge in profane soliloquies. If a woman, she may follow the example of one sweet-faced tranquil girl who went out in the yard and gnawed a post.
–William Lyon Phelps
The splendid thing about education is that everyone wants it. Like influenza, you can give it away without losing any of it yourself. –Evelyn Waugh
It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.
I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.
– Danny McGorty
The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.
I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.