Education Quotes for Teachers (Inspirational)

It is said that a good teacher can inspire, hope, ignite the imagination and can instill the love for learning. To impart education successfully teachers play vital role in the lives of students. Some inspirational education quotes for teachers are listed.

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
– Helen Keller

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
– Edith Ann [Lily Tomlin]

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought–that is to be educated.
– Edith Hamilton

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
– Henry B Adams

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein

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The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his “mistakes.” The more a child’s work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child’s work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes.
– Franz Cizek

The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.
– William R. Inge

The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.
– Alexandra K. Trenfor

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. “For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.

— Plutarch

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
– Alexandra K.Trenfor

“The biggest challenge facing the great teachers and communicators of history is not to teach history itself, nor even the lessons of history, but why history matters. How to ignite the first spark of the will o’the wisp, the Jack o’lantern, the ignis fatuus [foolish fire] beloved of poets, which lights up one source of history and then another, zigzagging across the marsh, connecting and linking and writing bright words across the dark face of the present. There’s no phrase I can come up that will encapsulate in a winning sound-bite why history matters. We know that history matters, we know that it is thrilling, absorbing, fascinating, delightful and infuriating, that it is life. Yet I can’t help wondering if it’s a bit like being a Wagnerite; you just have to get used to the fact that some people are never going to listen.”
― Stephen Fry, Making History

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
– Amos Bronson Alcott

One must be a student before one can be a teacher.
– Chinese Proverb

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
– Chinese Proverb

education quotes for teachers

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

Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.
– C. B. Neblette

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 a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
– Carl Jung

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man….

– Horace Mann

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

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