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Quotes About Teachers Page 2 blue bullet point This page contains a large list of famous quotes about teachers that are ideal to use for educational publications, social media, and quotes of the day.

blue bullet point For many of the teacher quotes below, I have designed a one page poster that you can download for free. Print these free posters and display them in your staff room to uplift and bring a smile to the faces of the teachers that you work with.




These 2 teacher quote pages contain 124 quotes and
I have designed 17 graphics and posters for these quotes.

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


On this page, you will find more than 100 Quotes About Teachers. blue bullet point For some of the teacher quotes listed on these 2 pages, I have designed a one page poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


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"Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid." ~ Tracy Kidder


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"No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value." ~ Bertrand Russell


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"One mark of a great educator is the ability to lead students out to new places where even the educator has never been." ~ Thomas Groome


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"One must be a student before one can be a teacher." ~ Chinese Proverb


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"Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder." ~ Eberhard Arnold

Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.  Eberhard Arnold

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"Perseverance is the hard work you do in the classroom after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"Students don't care how much you know
until they know how much you care."
~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Teachers - Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.


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"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." ~ Maya Angelou


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"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task." ~ Haim G. Ginott


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"Teachers are flexible and can work on their lesson plans from anywhere!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Quotes About Teachers - Teachers are flexible and can work on their lesson plans from anywhere!

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"Teachers are unique problem solvers by character, temperament, and resilience. Teachers can not be manufactured." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building." ~ Angelo Bartlett Giamatti


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"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges." ~ Joyce Meyer

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.


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"Teachers can plan inspiring lesson activities from amazing places!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Quotes About Teachers - Teachers can plan inspiring lesson activities from amazing places!

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"Teachers guide their students towards a successful future." ~ Heidi McDonald

Teachers guide their students towards a successful future.


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"Teachers have a positive attitude." ~ Heidi McDonald

Quotes About Teachers - Teachers have a positive attitude.

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"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and love of bringing the first two loves together." ~ Scott Hayden

Famous Teacher Quotes and Sayings


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"Teachers make a difference in the lives of their students!" ~ Heidi McDonald


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"Teachers take P.R.I.D.E. in their jobs!
P - ersonal
R - esponsibility
I - n
D- elivering
E- xcellence "
~ Heidi McDonald

Teachers take pride in their jobs.


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"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care." ~ Horace Mann

Teachers teach because they care. Horace Mann Quote


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"Teachers touch the future." ~ Author Unknown

Teachers Touch the Future.  Quotes About Teachers.


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"Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers." ~ Author Unknown


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"Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them." ~ Author Unknown


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"Teachers who love teaching,
teach children to love learning."
~ Author Unknown

Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.


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"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common teachers to obtain uncommon results." ~ Robert John Meehan

Quote About Teamwork and Teachers


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"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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"The average teacher explains complexity;
the gifted teacher reveals simplicity."
~ Robert Brault


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"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." ~ Alexandra Trenfor

Quote About The Best Teachers


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"The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike." ~ H. L. Mencken


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"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." ~ Author Unknown


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"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

Dream begins with a teacher - Dan Rather quote


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"The good teacher discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them." ~ Stephen Neil


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"The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we as teachers have failed. " ~ Marva Collins


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"The greatest sign of a success for a teacher is to be able to say: The children are now working as if I did not exist." ~ Maria Montessori


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"The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves." ~ Joseph Campbell


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"The man who can make hard things easy is the educator." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."
~ William A. Ward

Great Teachers Inspire - Famous Quotes About Teaching


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"There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools." ~ Ken Robinson


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"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 Wellington Rollins


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"The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds." ~ F. W. Robertson


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"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence." ~ Amos Bronson Alcott


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"The wise teacher knows that 55 minutes of work plus 5 minutes laughter are worth twice as much as 60 minutes of unvaried work." ~ Gilbert Highet


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"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Carl W. Buechner


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"Those who can, teach. Those who can't, do something far less important." ~ Shirley Frye


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"Thought flows in terms of stories - stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best story tellers. We learn in the form of stories." ~ Frank Smith


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"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work." ~ Sister Mary Lauretta

Quotes About Teachers To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.  Sister Mary Lauretta

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"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming." ~ Goethe


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"True teachers illuminate the path to achievement, believing the best way to predict a child's future is to help create it." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"True teachers rise to the top not by chance but through passion and purpose." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"We all need to go into the classroom believing our students can and will meet and often exceed our expectations." ~ Robert John Meehan

Quote about teachers believing in students


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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill


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"What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less." ~ Marva Collins


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"What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased." ~ Author Unknown

What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.


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"What a teacher writes on the chalkboard of life can never be erased." ~ Author Unknown

What a teacher writes on the chalkboard of life can never be erased.

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"What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be?" ~ Nibo Qubein


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"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches." ~ Karl Menninger


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"When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live." ~ Sasha Azevedo


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"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." ~ Author Unknown


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"Work and play are the same. When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves." ~ Shakti Gawain


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"You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous." ~ Bob Black


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"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." ~ Dr. Seuss


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"You have the most important job of anyone today. Our kids need you to advocate for their futures." ~ George Lucas

Quote About Teachers Having Most Important Job

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"Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly." ~ Sarah Malin


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"Your best teacher is your last mistake." ~ Ralph Nader


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"Your career as a teacher is going to fill a large part of your life. The only way to be a truly satisfied teacher is to do it with passion and vigor." ~ Robert John Meehan


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"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." ~ Steve Jobs


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"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it." ~ Buddha


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