60 of The Best Inspiring Teacher Quotes

Below is a collection of inspirational teacher quotes that I have nurtured over the past few days. These are nuggets of wisdom that came out of the mouths of eminent personalities whose thoughts, ideas, actions, and activism shaped the world as we know it today. I’ve spent many hours researching, organizing, and selecting what I believe are some of the best inspirational quotes for teachers, educators, and students. Admittedly, the choice is subjective and there are certainly many other quotes that could have been included. However, due to space limitations and to make the list more practical, I limited it to 60 quotes.

While working on this list, I came across many great teacher quotes that were authored anonymously, and I left out these quotes. Citations are shown only from verified sources and cited on authoritative authority sites. As you can see in the list of sources at the bottom of this post, I’ve drawn on three major websites and a book.


As for websites, there’s Edutopia teacher quotes from Pinterest which features a growing collection of inspirational teacher quotes. What I love most about the Edutopia collection is the fact that most of the quotes included are quotes from my fellow teachers and educators. I’ve also relied on Brainy Quotes and AZ Quotes, two of the most popular online quotes sources. I’ve avoided Wikiquote simply because the sources there are open to anyone to edit. As for the book, I used John Blades Educators’ Quotes Book.

In compiling this summary of inspirational teacher quotes, and although the list is disproportionately dominated by quotes from individuals of English and/or American descent, I have done my best to include quotes from notable people from different countries and different cultural, ethnic, social, and backgrounds linguistic. Wisdom has no geographic or cultural constraints and certainly not restricted to a particular race or biological system, wisdom is the cumulative work of all mankind.

I have prepared this list in recognition of the wonderful work that teachers do on a daily basis and for the sacrifices they make to build an informed and informed global citizenship, my chosen teacher quotes cover various thematic areas related to success, inspiration, motivation, perseverance, learning, teaching and more.

I invite you to check out this collection of inspirational teacher quotes and use the social media profiles of EdTech and mLearning to share the best teacher quotes.

60 inspirational quotes from a teacher:

1- education It is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela (Leader,
Nobel Peace Prize Winner).

inspirational teacher quotes

2- “Reading does not walk on words; it is absorb their soul. Paulo Freire (Teacher, Author).

3- One child, one teacher, one pen and one book change the scientist’. Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate).

4- I’m not a teacher but me awake. Robert Frost (poet).

5- If you judge people, you don’t have time the love With them’. Mother Teresa (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate).

6- “a lot of dreams At first it seems impossible, then it seems improbable, and then, when we muster the will, it quickly becomes inevitable’. Christopher Reeve (Actor).

7- ‘You can learn Anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you set for yourself. There are no limits except for the ones you put on imaginationBrian Tracy (Motivational Speaker, Author).

8-hopefull It’s the feeling you get that you don’t always feel. Jan Kerr (writer, lyricist).

9- “Luck is a matter Preparation Meeting opportunity’. Oprah Winfrey (author, television producer, talk show host)

10-education Makes it easy for people Leadership, but it’s hard Leadership; Easy for Rule, but it is impossible servitudeLord Brougham (Lord Chancellor of England).

11- School is not preparation For life, but school is being life’. John Dewey (Educator, Philosopher, and Psychiatrist).

12- ‘to read Without thinking is like eating without digestion’. Edmund Burke (British statesman).

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13- ‘I don’t care if you failed, but if you did Content with your failure.’ Abraham Lincoln (16 President of the United States).

14- ‘if you think education Expensive, try ignoranceDerek Bok (Professor at Harvard University, author).

15- ‘Barriers These are the scary things you see when you take your eyes off goalHenry Ford (Businessman).

16- We are what we do frequently. Excellence, then, not a verb, but a UsuallyAristotle (philosopher).

17- ‘for you Success And the happinessa lie Inside you. External circumstances are life’s accidents’. Helen Keeler (Author).

18-genius It is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent SweatThomas Edison (inventor).

19- ‘If you are change The way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer (Author).

20- If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, Rai received mostly positive reviews for her portrayal.. Maya Angelou (Poet).

21- ‘Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would crumble, I would still be Factory apple tree Martin Luther King (Activist).

22- don’t aim Success if you want it; Just Act What do you like and believe inAnd it will come naturally. David Frost (talk show host, journalist, author).

23- Eighty percent of the Success is being showWoody Allen (film director).

24- ‘Teacher impact Immortality; He can never tell where his influence stops.’ Henry Adams (historian).

25- I touch on the future. I KnowChrista McAuliffe (astronaut).

26- ‘I have learned Silence from talkative, taversion of a fanatic, and kindness Cruelty however, strange, I’m ungrateful to those teachersKhalil Gibran (poet).

27- ‘It’s all his.’ Beauty, but not everyone be seen He. She’. Confucius (philosopher).

28- I owe it to my parents for a living, but to me Teacher to live wellAlexander the Great (Commander).

29- “The task of the modern breeder is not to cut down the bush, but to irrigate the deserts.” CS Lewis (Author).

30- They may forget what you said – but they will never forget how you are made With them FeelKarl W. Boehner (politician).

31- ‘It always seems impossible even he he did“. Nelson Mandela (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, leader).

32- ‘If you can dream you can do it Act He. She’. Walt Disney (Businessman).

33- ‘without hard work, no thing grow But the herbs. Gordon B. Hinckley (Author, Religious Leader).

34-determination failed 19 times and success Twenty’. Julie Andrews (Actress).

35-Excellence It’s not a skill, it’s BehaviorRalph Marston (Author).

36- ‘to SuccessAnd Behavior as important as ability.” Walter Scott (novelist).

37-Between the stimulus and the response, there is a space where we are Choose We replied’. Stephen Covey (Educator).

38- “Listen with the intent to understand, not with the intent to respond.” Stephen Covey (Educator).

39- ‘The problem is Coincidence to do your best.” Duke Ellington (musician).

40- This is the commandment by which I lived: Prepare for the worse; anticipation Best; And Takes What comes’. Hanna Arendt (philosopher).

41- ‘There are two days in the year we can’t do anything,’ yesterday And TomorrowMahatma Gandhi (Lawyer, Activist).

42-trust Life, and will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all that you need I knowJames A. Baldwin (novelist).

43-hanging Quickly to dreams if dreams Die, life is a bird with broken wings that cannot fly. Langston Hughes (Poet, Novelist, Playwright).

44- ‘I can accept failEveryone fails at something. But I can’t accept no attempt’. Michael Jordan (basketball player).

45- Great things come from hard work And determination. no excuses’. Kobe Bryant (basketball player).

46- “If everyone has to think outside the box, maybe it’s the box that needs fixing.” Malcolm Gladwell (journalist).

47- “Reading is the only means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into the skin of the other, the voice of the other, the soul of the other.” Joyce Carol Oates (Author).

48- ‘in a growth mindsetThe challenges are exciting, not threatening. So instead of thinking, I’ll reveal my weaknesses, you say, oh my God, this is an opportunity for that growCarol S. Dweck (Psychologist).

49- “The most important part of education It is teaching what it is I knowSimon Weil (philosopher).

50- ‘You don’t lose if you fall to the ground; You lose if youcalm downMuhammad Ali (Professional Boxer).

51- normal state Paved road: walking is comfortable, but No flowers grow on him.’ Vincent Van Gogh (Painter).

52-learning It is the only thing that the mind does not exhaust, does not fear, and never regrets. Leonardo da Vinci (Painter).

53- Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a the fish through its ability to climb over A tree, will live its whole life thinking it is so StupidAlbert Einstein (physicist).

54- There is nothing like that confine Like our own prisons perceptionsWilliam Shakespeare (poet).

55-patience He waits. Don’t wait passively. This is laziness. but for Keep going When the going is difficult and slow – this is patience. The two strongest warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy (Author).

56- The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I wish’.I will. . . consider nothing impossible, then treat the possibilities as probabilities. Charles Dickens (Author).

57- Always keep your face towards sunshine – And shadows will Drops behind you’. Walt Whitman (poet).

58- ‘Only those who want’ go risk very Away can maybe You find How far one can go. TS Eliot (playwright).

59- You can’t get a file positive life and negative mindJoyce Meyer (Author).

60- ‘Just learner be FreeEpictetus (philosopher).

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