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21 Inspirational Quotes On The Importance Of Teaching


21 Inspirational Quotes On The Importance Of Teaching

It never does any harm to celebrate teaching and the hard work our teachers do, after all, it seldom comes from their students or superiors!

We’ve compiled 21 quotes on teaching from some the greatest thinkers of history and modern times, so, whenever you feel you need a little reminder about how profoundly important it is, you can instantly be inspired! 


“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 

“Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.” —Henry Brooks Adams

“The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” —Anonymous

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.” —Unknown

“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 

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon” —E. M. Forster

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” —Thomas Carruthers

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

“I’m not a teacher but an awakener.” —Robert Frost

“Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.” —Marva Collins

“There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.” —Lola May

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward

“The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” —Robert Brault

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

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” —Thomas A. Kempis

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” —Plutarch

“You can pay people to teach, But you can’t pay them to care.” —Marva Collins

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” —Richard Henry Dann

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”  —Albert Einstein

“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

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” —Louis Hector Berlioz


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