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Quotes About Teachers

Teachers are some of the most important people in our lives. They help us learn, help groom us for adulthood, and help us expand our pleasures. Besides our parents, they are probably the most important people to ever be in our lives, so treat them well!

These quotes listed below are great for Teacher's Day or any day you want to make your teacher feel special.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
Henri Amiel
[The best that the] great teachers can do for us is to help us to discover what is already present in ourselves.
Irving Babbitt
The true teacher does not teach, yet one may educate oneself at his side; in just the same way the wise man does not create folk culture, but it takes form naturally in his presence.
Vinoba Bhave
Teachers provide a social and intellectual environment in which students can learn.
James MacGregor Burns
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein
The cardinal virtue of a teacher [is] to protect the pupil from his own influence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Of course you will insist on modesty in the children, and respect to their teachers, but if the boy stops you in your speech, cries out that you are wrong and sets you right, hug him!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach.
Paulo Freire
When the National Science Foundation asked the "breakthrough" scientists what they felt was the most favorable factor in their education, the answer was almost uniformly, "intimate association with a great, inspiring teacher."
R. Buckminster Fuller
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin
Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction.
Baltasar Gracian
The vanity of teaching often tempteth a man to forget he is a blockhead.
Marquis of Halifax
We learn by teaching.
James Howell
There is no method of teaching that of which anyone is ignorant but by means of something already known.
Samuel Johnson
The role of the teacher [is] one of directing activity rather than actually teaching.
Terry Malloy
The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann
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
Always in our presentation we must give something which does not exceed the child's powers, and yet at the same time calls forth effort.
Maria Montessori
He who wishes to teach us a truth should not tell it to us, but simply suggest it with a brief gesture, a gesture which starts an ideal trajectory in the air along which we glide until we find ourselves at the feet of the new truth.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
If a man understands something and does not practice it, how can he teach it to his neighbor?
Poemen the Shepherd
The man who really knows can tell all that is transmissible in a very few words. The economic problem of the teacher (of violin or of language or of anything else) is how to string it out so as to be paid for more lessons.
Ezra Pound
[Pupils] more willingly attend to one who gives directions than to one who finds faults.
Quintillian
Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers. We prefer those instructions which we have given ourselves, from our affection [for] the instructor.
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Teach by doing whenever you can, and only fall back upon words when doing it is out of the question.
Rousseau
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given.
Bertrand Russell
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw
I educate, not by lessons, but by going about my business.
Socrates
The influence of a genuine educator lies in what he is rather than in what he says.
Oswald Spengler
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark van Doren
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
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