37 Inspirational Quotes About Teachers That Tell Us About Their Importance In Our Lives

Teaching is undoubtedly one of the noblest professions in the world, but do teachers ever get the credit they deserve? Teachers, especially those who teach in schools, have the biggest responsibility on their hands—that of molding tender young minds into caring and responsible citizens of the world. The children and the youth are the future of the world, and it is very important that they receive the best possible intellectual stimulation to promote their curiosity and develop their sense of ethics.

Being a teacher is not an easy job! Dealing with students with varied personalities and interests, coming from different social classes and backgrounds, requires a great deal of maturity and tactfulness. Plus it is such a mentally taxing job—no teacher can remain emotionally detached from their students for long, and it is not uncommon for students to confide their personal problems to their teachers. Yet teachers never get the due credit they deserve. That is why we have compiled this collection of quotations about teachers which will remind you of the significant roles teachers play in our society.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

- Charles William Eliot

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

- Aristotle

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

- William Arthur Ward

The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

- Socrates

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

They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it

- Dear John, Nicholas Sparks

Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.

- Eighth Grade Bites, Heather Brewer

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

- William Glasser

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. {His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle}

- Alexander the Great

A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.

- An Easy Start in Arithmetic, Ruth Beechick

The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.

- Bruce Coville

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

- Karl A. Menninger

The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.

- Out of Sight, Ally Carter

Ask yourself: 'Do I feel the need to laminate?' Then teaching is for you.

- Gordon Korman

You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.

- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon 'in service,' which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us.

- Bruiser, Neal Shusterman

The Master said, "A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present." (Analects 2.11)

- Confucius

That disapproving look was back in her eyes. Her teacher face. The one that could make you squirm from ten paces, even if you were innocent. And I hadn't been innocent for years.

- Circus of the Damned, Laurell K. Hamilton

The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.

- Shannon L. Alder

Teaching is a calling too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.

- Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls

True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion.

- Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living, Allan Lokos

I have noticed that teachers get exciting confused with boring a lot.

- The Talented Clementine, Sara Pennypacker

Our children are only as brilliant as we allow them to be.

- Eric Micha'el Leventhal

The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.

- The Education of Henry Adams, Henry Adams

You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.

- J.D. Salinger

They say faith is taking the first step when you can't see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor.

- Shannon L. Alder

It's weird when you hear teachers call each other by their first names. It's like they're friends or something.

- Brian Francis

When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are.

- Ace Antonio Hall

But it had no doubt sprung from true emotion, for all that parents ever wanted, really, was for you to love their child the way they did.

- Meg Wolitzer

Professors go batty too, perhaps more often than other people, although owing to their profession, their madness is less often remarked.

- The Book of Air and Shadows, Michael Gruber

Being a teacher at a restaurant in the town where you lived was a little like being a TV star...

- Meg Wolitzer

The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don't care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.

- Shannon L. Alder

For a game, you don't need a teacher.

- The Sun Watches the Sun, Dejan Stojanovic

...teaching is, after all, a form of show business.

- Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin

She'll soon forget." "Caddy," said Saffron impatiently, "she is headmistress of the private school! She's probably never forgotten anything in her whole life!

- Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay

AWESOME TEACHERS recognize different abilities, take time to listen, go beyond the textbooks, and inspire from the heart!

- Tanya Masse

There's a lesson in every silence.

- Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

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