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Teacher’s Day Quotes

Teachers play a very influential role in a student’s life. By depicting the role of a beacon of light, a teacher guides a student through his growing years towards shaping a positive and prosperous future. To honor the contribution made by teachers in all fields of education and community, UNESCO came up with celebrating and respecting teachers through World Teacher’s Day commemorated on 5th October every year. Nonetheless, different countries have adopted different dates for celebrating Teacher’s Day. Whatsoever be the date, the spirit of celebration remains the same. Show your gratitude and appreciation towards your special educators by dedicating quotations and sayings to them. Read on further to find some famous quotes for teachers.


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Horace Mann

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

Terri Guillemets

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

Thomas Paine

One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.


Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

William Arthur Ward

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

Dr. Seuss

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Horace Mann

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

W. H. Auden

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

Horace Mann

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Dan Quayle

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

George Bernard Shaw

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

William Gibson

Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software, all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee, each time a child is taught the alphabet?

Albert Einstein

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


The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.