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40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

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

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2. “Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” – Andy Rooney

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3. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – John Steinbeck

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4. “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” – Colleen Wilcox

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5. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

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6. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates

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7. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

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8. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden

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9. “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the Earth.” – Helen Caldicott

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10. “It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others and less trouble.” – Mark Twain

11. “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” – Socrates

12. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “Learning is not a spectator sport.” – D. Blocher

14. “Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato

15. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

16. “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert

17. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio

18. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Khalil Gibran

19. “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.” – Lee Iacocca

20. “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Einstein

21. “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

22. “There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” – Charles F. Kettering

23. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

24. “You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust the sails.” – Anonymous

25. “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E. M. Forster

26. “The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

27. “What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” – George Bernard Shaw

28. “We’re trying to give the young people something that can help them, and we don’t know exactly what it ought to be.” – Wendell Berry

29. “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” – Gail Goldwin

30. “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” – Jacques Barzun

31. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

32. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Ward

33. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Einstein

34. “The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it” – Samuel Johnson

35. “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” – Henri Bergson

36. “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl Meninger

37. “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey

38. “I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.” – Tupac Shakur

39. “You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” – Aristophenes

40. “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Anonymous

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