Top 25 Quotes for Teachers



A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
– Horace Mann

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
– W. B. Yeats

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
– Abraham Maslow

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
– Latin Proverb

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.
– Horace

They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
– Anonymous

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
– Richard L. Evans

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.
– Mother Teresa

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
– Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
– Albert Einstein

Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.
– Albert Einstein

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
– Louis A. Berman

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
– Malcolm Forbes

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.
– Robert Frost

Education is the best provision for old age.
– Aristotle

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
– Aristotle

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
– Plato

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
– Confucius

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
– Confucius

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

Good teacher is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
– Gail Godwin

Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand… what he learns and the way he understands it.
– Soren Kierkegaard

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.
– Anonymous

Don’t set your wit against a child.
– Johnathan Swift

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

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