Inspirational Quotes for Teachers and Students

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Inspirational Quotes for Teachers and Students


  1. ‘Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.’ –W.B. Yeats
  2. ‘I am not a teacher, but an awakener.’ –Robert Frost
  3. ‘I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.’ –Albert Einstein
  4. ‘Teaching is the highest form of understanding.’ –Aristotle
  5. ‘When one teaches, two learn.’ –Robert Heinlein
  6. ‘A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.’ –Henry Adams
  7. ‘I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them to think.’ –Socrates
  8. ‘Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.’ –Aristotle
  9. ‘Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work… sacredly, secretly, silently … and those with “eyes to see and ears to hear’ will respond.’ –The Arturians
  10. ‘The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.’ –Amos Bronson Alcott
  11. ‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.’ ― William Arthur Ward

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  1. ‘The best teachers are the ones that change their minds.’ –Terry Heick
  2. ‘A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.’ –Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  3. ‘Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.’Unknown
  4. ‘Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theatre.’ –Gail Goldwin
  5. ‘The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.’ –Joseph Campbell
  6. ‘The word ‘education’ comes from the root e from ex, out, and duco, I lead. It means a leading out. To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.’ –Muriel Spark
  7. ‘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
  8. ‘It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.’–Unknown



  1. “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain
  2. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X
  3. “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.” — Chinese proverb
  4. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King
  5. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — BB King
  6. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch
  7. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden
  8. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." — Albert Einstein
  9. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin
  10. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth
  11. “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” — Mason Cooley
  12. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
  13. “The expert in anything was once a beginner — Helen Hayes.”
  14. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  15. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Stills
  16. “I think it’s possible to ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” — Elon Musk
  17. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  18. “Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.” — Thomas Edison
  19. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  20. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated.” — R Collier
  21. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln
  22. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  23. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” — A.A Milne

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  1. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
  2. "The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
  3. “Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader.” – Anonymous
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