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83 Inspirational Quotes on Teaching (PASSION)

Top 10 Inspiring Quotes on Teaching

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. - Khalil Gibran
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. – Khalil Gibran
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think. - Socrates
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think. – Socrates
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. - Confucius
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. – Confucius
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein
Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. - Colleen Wilcox
Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. – Colleen Wilcox
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. - Swami Vivekananda
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. – Swami Vivekananda
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. - Joseph Addison
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. – Joseph Addison

20 Quotes on Teaching to Become a Good Teacher

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.”

Thurgood Marshall
To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. - John Strachan
To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. – John Strachan
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. - Brad Henry
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. – Brad Henry

“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.”

Robert Frost
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher. - Temple Grandin
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher. – Temple Grandin
One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. - Philip Wylie
One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. – Philip Wylie

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.”

Amos Bronson Alcott
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. - Alexander the Great
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. – Alexander the Great
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. - Solomon Ortiz
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William A. Ward
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. – William A. Ward
I touch the future. I teach. - Christa McAuliffe
I touch the future. I teach. – Christa McAuliffe
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. - Charles Kuralt
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. – Charles Kuralt
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. - Karl Meninger
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. – Karl Meninger
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. - Aristotle
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. – Aristotle
A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others. – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. - C. S. Lewis
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. – C. S. Lewis
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. – Joyce Meyer
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. - Horace Mann
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. – Horace Mann
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor. - Soren Kierkegaard
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor. – Soren Kierkegaard

12 Motivational Quotes on Teaching

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.”

Dan Rather
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. - Jim Rohn
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. – Jim Rohn
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.”

Steve Harvey
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. - William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. – William Hazlitt
Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

“It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.”

Henri Frederic Amiel
Your best teacher is your last mistake. - Ralph Nader
Your best teacher is your last mistake. – Ralph Nader
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself. - Edward Gibbon
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself. – Edward Gibbon
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. – Galileo
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. - Romain Rolland
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. – Romain Rolland
Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley
Experience teaches only the teachable. – Aldous Huxley

13 Quotes on Teaching a Child

“Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

Rita Pierson
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. - Margaret Mead
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. – Margaret Mead
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. - George Bernard Shaw
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. – George Bernard Shaw

“If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.”

Barbara Colorose
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. - Phyllis Diller
We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. – Phyllis Diller

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

Carl Jung
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. - Anatole France
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. – Anatole France
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed! - Anne Sullivan
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed! – Anne Sullivan

“When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.

Bertrand Russell
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. - Jim Henson
[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. – Jim Henson
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. - Malala Yousafzai
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher. - Elbert Hubbard
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher. – Elbert Hubbard

10 Quotes on Teaching and Learning

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding. - William Arthur Ward
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding. – William Arthur Ward
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. - Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein
You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. - Clay P. Bedford
You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. – Clay P. Bedford
You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student. - Elisabeth Rohm
You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student. – Elisabeth Rohm
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. – Oscar Wilde
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn. - Bertolt Brecht
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn. – Bertolt Brecht
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. - Phil Collins
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. – Phil Collins
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. - J. Krishnamurti
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. – J. Krishnamurti
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. – Plato
No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it. - Peter Drucker
No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it. – Peter Drucker

2 Quotes on Teaching Philosophy and History

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. - Carter G. Woodson
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. – Carter G. Woodson
History is Philosophy teaching by example. - Thucydides
History is Philosophy teaching by example. – Thucydides

16 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Teaching

“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.”

Confucius
Everybody's a teacher if you listen. - Doris Roberts
Everybody’s a teacher if you listen. – Doris Roberts
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student. - Henny Youngman
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student. – Henny Youngman

“Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the ‘naturals’, the ones who somehow know how to teach.”

Peter Drucker
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self. - Helen Keller
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self. – Helen Keller
I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. - John Wooden
I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. – John Wooden
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade. - David Price
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade. – David Price
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. - Mark Van Doren
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark Van Doren
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know. - Simone Weil
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know. – Simone Weil
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. - Aristotle
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else. - Lee Iacocca
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else. – Lee Iacocca
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair. - Sylvester Stallone
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair. – Sylvester Stallone
Those who know how to think need no teachers. - Mahatma Gandhi
Those who know how to think need no teachers. – Mahatma Gandhi
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. - Bruce Barton
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. – Bruce Barton
If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes. - Guy Kawasaki
If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes. – Guy Kawasaki
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
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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