Teacher
Quotes To Live By

The years teach us much the days never knew - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These positive teacher quotes can be useful if you are looking for inspirational words to write in a card for a teacher, although the quotes also cover other aspects of teaching too. The quotes on this page are all from known sources, there are few more words of wisdom on the Teacher Sayings page that are from unknown sources.

Although we generally think of 'Teachers' as the adults who instruct children in schools, we are all teachers as we travel through life. Those who become parents take on the greatest 'teaching' role with their every thought, word and deed shaping the character and future of their child. 

Teacher quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
Once your mind is healed it radiates health, and thereby teaches healing.


Teach only love, for that is what you are.


There is no one from whom a teacher of God cannot learn, so there is no one whom he cannot teach.


To have peace, teach peace to learn it.

To have peace, teach peace to learn it - A Course In Miracles - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-Being abounds. And that Well-Being is naturally flowing to them.


Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams  1838 - 1918
A teacher affects eternity... he can never tell where his influence stops.


Adele

Adele  1988
I think being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in the world. If my career stopped, it’s what I’d do.


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Eric Allen
Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow in deep gratitude.


St Thomas Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas  1225 - 1274
We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing His Angels to be our teachers and guides.


Aristotle

Aristotle  384BC - 322BC
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.


Those that know.. Do.
Those that understand.. Teach.


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Bible

Bible
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.


W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois  1868 - 1963
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach - W.E.B Du Bois - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Brault

Robert Brault
The average teacher explains complexity.
The gifted teacher reveals simplicity.


The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.


Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
Angels are my best friends, my companions and my teachers.


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George Carlin

George Carlin  1937 - 2008
Don't just teach your children to read.  Teach them to question what they read.  Teach then to question everything.

Don't just teach your children to read, teach them to question what they read, teach them to question everything - George Carlin - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJoey & Amy (2014)

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.


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Charles M. Dickinson
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


Mark Van Doren

Mark Van Doren  1894 - 1972
The art of teaching is...  the art of assisting discovery.


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher.


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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.


The years teach us much the days never knew.


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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin  1706 - 1790
Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.


Robert Frost

Robert Frost  1874 - 1963
I am not a teacher...
But an Awakener.


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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga  1986
Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion: these are the things my mom taught me.


Galileo

Galileo  1564 - 1642
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.


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Ever Garrison
A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.


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Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather, leads you to the threshold of your mind.


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HA (Tony Neate)

HA (Tony Neate)
What is of importance in channelling is that the person contacts a higher level of creative thought. This enables more advanced teachings and philosophies to be offered to the planet.

What is of importance in channelling is that the person contacts a higher level of creative thought, this enables more advanced teachings... - HA-Tony Neate - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook  1902 - 1989
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.


Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson  1979
Your children teach you so much.
It's a real mirror of yourself.


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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  1958 - 2009
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson  1743 - 1826
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power, the greater it will be.


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Ken Keyes Jr

Ken Keyes  1921 - 1995
Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.


Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling  1865 - 1936
Teach us to delight in simple things.


Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik  1994
We cannot teach a flower how to grow, we can only learn from it.


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Kuang-tsu



If you give a man a fish... He will eat once.  
If you teach a man to fish... He will eat for the rest of his life.  
If you are thinking a year ahead... Sow seed.  
If you are thinking ten years ahead... Plant a tree.  
If you are thinking one hundred years ahead... Educate the people.

By sowing the seed you will harvest once.
By planting a tree you will harvest tenfold.
By educating the people you will harvest one hundredfold.


Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt  1934 - 1997
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.


When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the centre of the community, where they belong. 


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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.


Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 - 1973
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

Life itself is your teacher and you are in a state of constant learning - Bruce Lee - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByWarwick Castle, UK

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John Lubbock
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school masters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.


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Karl Menninger

Karl Menninger  1893 - 1990
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.


Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.


The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.


There is no greater learning process than to teach.


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Ralph Nader  1934
The best teacher is.. Your last mistake.


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Native American
Our first teacher is our own heart.

Our first teacher is our own heart - Native American - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Helen Peters
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.


Plato

Plato  429BC - 347BC
For the object of education is to teach us about beauty.


The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.


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Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi  1898 - 1988
My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: “So, did you learn anything today?” But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?”


Amit Ray

Amit Ray  1960
There is no teacher equal to mother.


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Margaret Riel
Being able to help someone learn something is a talent.


Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.


Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson  1950
Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage.


Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney  1919 - 2011
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.


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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery  1900 - 1944
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood, and don't assign them tasks and work.  But rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.


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Angela Schwindt
While we try to teach our children all about life... Our children teach us what life is all about.

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about - Angela Schwindt - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie, Kevin & Emma (1983)

Seneca

Seneca  4BC - 65AD
Even while they teach...
Men learn.


Charles W. Shedd

Charles W. Shedd  1915 - 2004
Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.


Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda  1887 - 1963
The world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore, nil desperandum, march forward hero.


Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  1946
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.


Alfred Billings Street

Alfred Billings Street  1811 - 1881
Nature is our teacher. She unfolds her treasures to our search, unseals our eyes, illumes our minds, and purifies our hearts; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.


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Talmud

Talmud
When you teach your son,
you teach your son's son.


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Alexandra Trentor
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures.

I have just 3 things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures - Lao Tzu - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943
Teach your children that they need nothing exterior to themselves to be happy - no person, place or thing - and that true happiness is found within.

Teach your children that they need nothing exterior to themselves to be happy, no person, place or thing and that true happiness is found within - Neale Donald Walsch - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByEmma, Sarah, Dawn, Julie

William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 - 1994
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.


The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.


Paul Wellstone

Paul Wellstone  1944 - 2002
If a teacher does not involve himself, his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion, why should the students?


I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.


The first task of teaching is to bring to consciousness what the students already believe by virtue of their personal experiences about themselves and society.


Stuart Wilde

Stuart Wilde  1946
Watch nature, because it is your greatest teacher. It moves and flows and moves again. There is an incredible beauty out there in the mountains, in the forests, to teach you it’s silence, it’s beauty, it’s humility. Stay aligned to that.


Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
Every parent is a teacher...
But not all parents teach.


Life is the best teacher.

Life is the best teacher - Anthony Douglas Williams - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai  1997
One child, one teacher, one pen and one book..
can change the world.


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Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav  1942
Remind yourself that you are supported, that you are not going it alone upon this Earth. Dwell in the company of your non-physical teachers and guides.

Remind yourself that you are supported, that you are not going it alone upon this Earth. Dwell in the company of your non-physical teachers and guides - Gary Zukav - Spiritual Quotes To Live Byillustrated by Sandra Reeves



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