Teacher and Student Quotes – Good Inspiring Sayings

Hey friends Teacher and Student Quotes – Good Inspiring Sayings are for you on this day to say that you are a good student for your lecturer.


Hello Teacher,


I Admire you . Do you ever said this to your teacher?  Tell them now 

That I’m grateful for your hard work in helping me to grow.

As you light the path

Which leads our youth

For our future brightens

With each Lesson You Teach

each smile you lengthen

each goal you help reach

For the dawn of each poet

each Philosopher And King

Begins with a Teacher like you 🙂


A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Author Unknown

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

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown

A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she’s looking at. ~Four Hundred Laughs

Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.

Eugene P. Bertin

Quotes on teachers and teaching

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.” ~Dan Rather
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.

~Jacques Barzun

Teaching creates all other professions.

~Author Unknown

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. ~John F. Kennedy

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

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin

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

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. ~Tracy Kidder
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams
A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish

Quotes About Teachers

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. ~Margaret Fuller
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. ~Amos Bronson Alcott
A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ~Louis A. Berman
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. ~John Sculley
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. ~Bob Talbert
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded. ~D. Martin
What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased. ~Author Unknown
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

You help me fulfill my potential;
I’m thankful for all that you’ve done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you’re number one
For teaching children lessons,
to help them as they grow,
Let this gift remind you,
You’re the best teacher we know!
by anitapoems

“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
Ruth Beechick
Karl A. Menninger

“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”
 Karl A. Menninger

“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.”
 Neal Shusterman, 

Discover wildlife: be a teacher! ~Author Unknown

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate “apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.

~K. Patricia Cross

Nice quotes on teachers

“They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it”
 Nicholas Sparks,

“The world of literature has everything in it, and it refuses to leave
anything out. I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the
genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.
Because of them I rode with Don Quixote and danced with Anna Karenina at a
ball in St. Petersburg and lassoed a steer in “Lonesome Dove” and had
nightmares about slavery in “Beloved” and walked the streets of Dublin in
“Ulysses” and made up a hundred stories in the Arabian nights and saw my
mother killed by a baseball in “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” I’ve been in ten
thousand cities and have introduced myself to a hundred thousand strangers
in my exuberant reading career, all because I listened to my fabulous
English teachers and soaked up every single thing those magnificent men and
women had to give. I cherish and praise them and thank them for finding me
when I was a boy and presenting me with the precious gift of the English
language. ”
 Pat Conroy

“When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.”
 William Glasser

When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.

~The Talmud

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.

~Author Unknown

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

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.

~Author Unknown

2 Teach is
2 Touch lives
4 Ever
~Author Unknown
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. ~John Cotton Dana
There are three good reasons to be a teacher — June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown

A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes. ~Author Unknown

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. ~Thomas Szasz

To teach is to learn twice. ~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842

The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children. ~Louis Johannot
If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I’ll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. ~Anonymous Teacher

“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

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”
? Shel Silverstein

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning. ~Author Unknown

Quotes on teacher appreciation

Teachers touch the future. ~Author Unknown

Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. ~Marva Collins

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren

Quotes on Teachers

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

“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.”

“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

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

“Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.”
 Heather Brewer, Eighth Grade Bites

“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”
 Neil deGrasse Tyson

“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

“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

“The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life.”
? Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
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J.D. Salinger
“You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.”
? J.D. Salinger, 

“Fifty points each,” said Professor McGonagall, breathing heavily.
“Professor — please —”
“You can’t —”
“Don’t tell me what I can and can’t do, Potter. I’ve never been more ashamed of Gryffindor students.”
J.K. Rowling, 

“You’ll have a good, secure life when being alive means more to you than security, love more than money, your freedom more than public or partisan opinion, when the mood of Beethoven’s or Bach’s music becomes the mood of your whole life … when your thinking is in harmony, and no longer in conflict, with your feelings … when you let yourself be guided by the thoughts of great sages and no longer by the crimes of great warriors … when you pay the men and women who teach your children better than the politicians; when truths inspire you and empty formulas repel you; when you communicate with your fellow workers in foreign countries directly, and no longer through diplomats…”
 Wilhelm Reich, Listen

“The women I know with strong personalities, the ones who might have become generals or the heads of companies if they were men, become teachers. Teaching is a calling, too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy–angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.”
 Jeannette Walls

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

“My English teacher has no face. She has uncombed stringy hair that droops on her shoulders. The hair is black from her part to her ears and then neon orange to the frizzy ends. I can’t decide if she had pissed off her hairdresser or is morphing into a monarch butterfly. I call her Hairwoman.”
 Laurie Halse Anderson

“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.”
 Laurell K. Hamilton

“In my ten years of teaching I’ve noticed that teachers tend to have a bad habit of talking to themselves. I hypothesize that this is because we talk for a living, and we feel safe speaking our feelings aloud. Or it could be that most of us, especially the high school teacher variety, are just weird as shit.”

Pat Conroy

“The great teachers fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life. I wanted to follow Mr. Monte around for the rest of my life, learning everything he wished to share of impart, but I didn’t know how to ask.”
Hilary Swank

“I ended up dropping out of high school. I’m a high school dropout, which I’m not proud to say, … I had some teachers that I still think of fondly and were amazing to me. But I had other teachers who said, ‘You know what? This dream of yours is a hobby. When are you going to give it up?’ I had teachers who I could tell didn’t want to be there. And I just couldn’t get inspired by someone who didn’t want to be there”

 Hilary Swank

“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

Teacher and Student Quotes – Good Inspiring Sayings


“I have noticed that teachers get exciting confused with boring a lot.”
 Sara Pennypacker,

“It’s weird when you hear teachers call each other by their first names. It’s like they’re friends or something.”
 Brian Francis

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

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

“We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.” ~ Sasha Azevedo

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

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” ~Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann

Famous quotes on teachers

“To teach is to learn twice over.”~ Joseph Joubert

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

“I’m 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

When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.” ~ 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

Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers. ~Author Unknown
Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them. ~Author Unknown
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. ~Jacques Barzun
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~Carl Jung
“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” ~ Author Unknown

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

“You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” ~ Aristophenes

“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

“Sometimes one man with courage is a majority.” ~ Andrew Jackson

“Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.”

 Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.”

 Amos Bronson Alcott

Popular quotes on teachers

“Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.”

 C.B. Neblette
“For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don’t want to learn much.”

 W.C. Stellar
“The most important knowledge teachers need to do good work is a knowledge of how students are experiencing learning and perceiving their teacher’s actions.”

 Steven Brookfield
“You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust the sails.”

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

 Albert Einstein
Edmond H. Fischer
It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students.

David E. Price
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.

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

Morihei Ueshiba
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks.
“My Special Teacher”

(Name of the teacher),
I’m happy that you’re my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream and to work and to reach.

With your kindness you get my attention;
Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed.

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

~ Henry Brooks Adams
“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since youcannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

 Thomas A. Kempis
“The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.”

 F. W. Robertson
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”

“To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.”

Henri Frederic Amiel
“You can pay people to teach, But you can’t pay them to care.”

 Marva Collins
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

 Henry Brooks Adams

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.

~Donald D. Quinn

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