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100+ funny teacher quotes to use for classrooms, social media, and newsletters.

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Are you looking for some funny teaching quotes to use for quotes of the day, a school newsletter, a teaching blog, your Facebook page, or a card that you are designing for a special teacher?

This page contains a large list of funny teacher sayings and graphics that are ideal to use for teacher publications and social media purposes.



For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.  You can print these free posters and display them in your classroom.  

I will be designing more graphics for this page during the school year, so please check back here from time to time.

For your convenience, my list of funny teacher quotes is in alphabetical order.



A BMW can't take you as far as a diploma. 

~ Joyce A Myers

A BMW can't take you as far as a diploma.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

~ Roald Dahl

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.  Roald Dahl


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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. 

~ Frank Zappa

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

~ Roald Dahl

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.  Roald Dahl Quote


A police officer came to my house and asked me where I was between 5 and 6.  I replied, "Kindergarten."

~ Author Unknown

Funny Teacher Sayings and Jokes

A policeman pulled me over and asked me for my papers.  I gladly gave him all of my students' essays to grade and drove off.

~ Heidi McDonald

Teacher and police man grading papers

A smile is the prettiest thing you'll ever wear.

~ Author Unknown

A smile is the prettiest thing you'll ever wear.


A teacher's job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.

~ D. Martin

A teacher's job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.


Being a new teacher is like trying to fly an airplane while building it.

~ Rick Smith

Being a new teacher is like trying to fly an airplane while building it. Rick Smith

Being a teacher is a lot like being a rock star:  

  • You work hard to keep the attention of a distracted crowd.
  • Your fans freak out when they see you in public.
  • Groupies line up to follow you everywhere.
  • You hear your name being called out all the time.

~ Heidi McDonald

Being a teacher is a lot like being a rock star:

Being a teacher is not a 9 - 5 job.

~ Heidi McDonald

Tired Teacher - Being a teacher is not a 9 - 5 job.
Tired teacher working on beach on weekend.

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.

~ Kid President

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody. ~ Kid President

Be a Pineapple

  • Stand Tall
  • Wear a Crown
  • Be Sweet on the Inside

~ Author Unknown

Be a Pineapple Quote

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

~  Dr. Seuss

Blessed are the weird people - - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters and troubadours - - for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.

~  Jacob Nordby

Cheers to all of the teachers who give out pencils every single day know that they'll never get them back.

~ Author Unknown

Cheers to all of the teachers who give out pencils every single day know that they'll never get them back.
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