Children spend most of their time in school and wear what they learn in school throughout their lives. 

They use what they have learned so far to influence society. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and teachers have access to education in the most impressionable years, whether in preschool, extra-curricular, sports or traditional classes.

They shape future leaders in the best way for society to build positive and inspired future generations and hence design society. Undoubtedly, they’re the need of society and have the most crucial role to play in each individual’s life.

Here, in this post, we have enlisted the most popular quotes on teachers knitted by scholars, educators and leaders to help remind you exactly why you started teaching and inspire you to be better every other day.


Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me. -  APJ Abdul Kalam

Robert John Meehan
A gifted teacher is not only prepared to meet the needs of today’s child but is also prepared to foresee the hopes and dreams in every child’s future. -  Robert John Meehan

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

Alice Wellington Rollins
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

Bill Gates
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. -  Bill Gates

Aristotle
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. -  Aristotle

Robert Frost
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fills 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

Robert John Meehan
If we are truly effective teachers, then we are creating autonomous, independent, and self-directed learners, not just successful test-takers. -  Robert John Meehan

Dan Rather
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

Khalil Gibran
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. -  Khalil Gibran


Deval Patrick
A great teacher who is full of excitement and love for her students can make all the difference in their lives. -  Deval Patrick

Nikos Kazantzakis
Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. -  Nikos Kazantzakis

Brad Henry
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning. -  Brad Henry

Jacques Barzun
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. -  Jacques Barzun

Thomas Carruthers
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -  Thomas Carruthers

Robert Frost
I am not a teacher, but an awakener. -  Robert Frost

Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. -  Albert Einstein

Aristotle
Teaching is the highest form of understanding. -  Aristotle

Henry Adams
A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops. -  Henry Adams

Aristotle
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. -  Aristotle


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

Ken Robinson
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

Jeffery R Holland
If some students are UNRESPONSIVE, maybe you can’t teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can TEACH THEM TOMORROW. -  Jeffery R Holland

Ever Garrison
A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils. -  Ever Garrison

Ann Lieberman
Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon. -  Ann Lieberman

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

Thomas Groome
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

John  Henrik Clarke
A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson. -  John Henrik Clarke

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

Eliphas Levi
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. -  Eliphas Levi


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

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

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

Gilbert Highet
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

Solomon Ortiz
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. -  Solomon Ortiz

S Lewis
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. -  S Lewis

Bertrand Russell
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

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

Maria Callas
That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends. -  Maria Callas

Maria Montessori
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


Unknown
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. -  Unknown

Unknown
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. -  Unknown

Alexandra K Trenfor
The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. -  Alexandra K Trenfor

Thomas Carruthers
A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -  Thomas Carruthers

Unknown
Teach the way you’d want to be taught. -  Unknown

Henri-Frédéric Amiel
To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. -  Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Paulo Coelho
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself. -  Paulo Coelho

Ignacio Nacho Estrada
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. -  Ignacio Nacho Estrada

Unknown
A great teacher can teach Calculus with a paper clip and literature in an empty field. Technology is just another tool, not a destination. -  Unknown

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
About the Author
Author: Saniya Khan
Saniya Khan I am Saniya Khan, Copy-Editor at EdTechReview - India’s leading edtech media. As a part of the group, my aim is to spread awareness on the growing edtech market by guiding all educational stakeholders on latest and quality news, information and resources. A voraciously curious writer with a dedication to excellence creates interesting yet informational pieces, playing with words since 2016.

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