21 Inspirational Teacher Quotes
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21 Inspirational Teacher Quotes

Written by 10 February 2012

Need a little pep in your step?  A smile on your face? Or just something that makes you want to Go Get'Em Tiger?

Here are some of our favorite inspirational teacher quotes.

Write them on your board... post them to your Facebook... Tweet them... or add them to your Teacher Learning Community profile page.

1.) "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." -- Goethe

2.) "Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three." --Confucius

3.) "Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers." -- Richard Bach

4.) "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence." -- Helen Keller

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

6.) "The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others." -- Tyron Edwards

7.)  "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." -- Forest Witcraft

8.) "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin

9.) "It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted." -Linda Conway

10.) "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

11.) "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in." --Rachel Carlson

12.) "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." --William Butler Yeats

13.) "Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve." -- Mary Kay Ash

14.) "We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction." -- Malcom Gladwel

15.) "The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." -- Maria Montessori

16.) "Don't follow your dreams; chase them." - Richard Dumb (who we think is extra smart!!)

17.) "The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves." - Helen Keller

18.)  "You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." - Anonymous

19.) "The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have." - Leonard Nimoy

20.) "The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." - Leo Rosten

21.) "Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love."  David McCullough

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  • Anastasia Koltai said:

    Wow, they are really cool. I will share it on my facebook page.