Teacher Quotes - DoolBug

Teacher Quotes

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Lee Iacocca

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

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

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 differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

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

William Arthur Ward

Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.

Scott Hayden

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

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

Albert Einstein

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

Charles Morgan

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

The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

John Cotton Dana

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

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


Dreams don't work unless you do.

John C. Maxwell

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Phil Collins

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.


It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

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

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts

Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Albert Einstein

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

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Horace Mann

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse


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

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


An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

Brian Tracy

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

Malcolm Gladwell

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Barzun

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

William Glasser

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats