Inspirational Quotes for teachers

  1. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows”. Sydney J. Harris
  2. “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
  3. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
  4. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai
  6. “We are what we believe we are.” — C.S. Lewis
  7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison
  8. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso
  9. “A teacher does not teach for the income, but for the outcome” – Anonymous
  10. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Maimonides
  11. “Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” Evanthia Poyiatzi.
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Here is a link to a TED list of inspirational quotes for teachers


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