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35+ Best Motivational And Inspirational Quotes About Teaching

Manju Nair
Jan 25, 2023
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A scientist, a research analyst, or any person with a successful career was once a student. And, it was the right teacher who assisted with the right guidance, leadership, and mentorship. No matter at what age a person wants to learn a skill, a teacher helps. And, that’s what makes teachers the most respected, and important members of one’s life. 

Throughout the learning process, teachers build a relationship with students. And, students on the other hand also feel connected to teachers. Students try to make their teachers feel special by dedicating them heart touching lines for teachers or saying some best lines for teachers. This makes teachers feel good and connected to students.  

Not only by students in these times, but teachers are also being respected, and appreciated from time to time. 

Want to know what ancient people or people from renowned industries used to say about teachers and teaching? Here are some inspirational quotes about teaching. 

35+ Best Quotes About Teaching 

Thanking teachers is a student's deep desire. But, often they feel a lack of inspirational messages for teachers day or Quotes about teaching, we are therefore here to help. Here are 35 best good teacher quotes that you can use as teachers day slogan, thank you note to the teacher, and whatnot! 

1. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.

        ~Colleen Wilcox

2. 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

3. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

        ~William A. Ward

4. A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.

       ~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

5. Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.

        ~William Arthur Ward

6. Teachers teach someone something, in that order.  

        ~Samuel Natale

7. A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.

        ~Henry Adams

8. Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

      ~Jacques Barzun

9. A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. 

       ~Thomas Carruthers

10. A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.

        ~Henry Adams

11. The best teachers are the ones that change their minds.

        ~Terry Heick

12. Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.

       ~Frank Herbet

13. Your worst enemy is your best teacher. 


14. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

        ~Paulo Coelho

15. Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.

        ~Scott Hayden

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

       ~Albert Einstein

17. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

       ~John Steinbeck

18. If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.

       ~Guy Kawasaki

19. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids to work together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

      ~Bill Gates

20. It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.

       ~Michael Morpurgo

21. Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.

       ~Gail Goldwin


Here Are Some More Teacher Quotes in English-

22. Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

      ~Sidney Hook

23. I touch the future. I teach.

      ~Christa McAuliffe

24. I am a teacher born and bred, and I believe in the advocacy of teachers. It’s a calling. We want our students to feel impassioned and empowered.

        ~Erin Gruwell

25. The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.

       ~Dorothea Dix

26. Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

        ~Japanese Proverb

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

        ~Joyce Meyer

28. 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

29. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.  

       ~Bob Talbert

30. The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist. 

       ~Maria Montessori

31. 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

32. Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.

        ~Helen Caldicott

33. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

        ~Mark Van Doren

34. The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. 

       ~Alexandra K. Trenfor

35. Teaching is not a job, It’s a lifestyle. It permeates your whole life. 

       ~Jill Biden

36. To teach is to learn, twice over!

       ~Joseph Joubert

37. I touch the future, I teach! 

       ~Christa Mcauliffe 

38. A teacher is like a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom! 

       ~Ever Garrison

Other Quotes About Teaching

Teaching is one of the most respected professions, and that’s what makes it essential to celebrate and share thoughts on teachers. Here are some more Quotes about teaching-

“Teaching that impacts is not head to head, but heart to heart. “ 

         ~Howard G. Hendricks

“A good teacher knows how to bring out the best in students. “

       ~Charles Kuratt

“Invest in our teachers, and our children will succeed”

         ~Barack Obama

So, did you get your ideal teacher to dedicate these quotes for teachers from students? 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Teaching Motto?

Teaching works with a motto to train, Plan, and Coach! These three pillars of teaching ensure every student learns something in the process. 

2. Why is Teaching So Important?

Teaching is important as it teaches every other profession. No matter what a person wants to become, teaching is important. It also sets foundations for anyone trying to gain a skill.

3. How Can I Thank My Teacher?

Teachers are not someone who wishes for expensive gifts from their children. You can give them your respect, and a successful career. Even a handwritten thank you would also bring a smile to your teacher’s face. Further, even a piece of paper with teacher quotes in English can also make your teacher feel special. 

4. What is the Best Teacher Proverb?

This quote from Barack Obama is one of the best teacher quotes!

“Invest in our teachers, and our children will succeed”

         ~Barack Obama


Finding a good teacher can sometimes be difficult, but not if you get an education from the best school in Gujarat, and often CBSE schools in Ahmedabad like GIIS are said to be the best. With the right faculty and teaching staff, GIIS is one of the ideal international schools.

Manju Nair

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