Top 9 Quotes About Teaching

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Teachers come in many forms and they impact our lives every day of the year. Take a moment to remember the teachers in your life, and appreciate the impact they’ve made. Share these memorable quotes with a teacher you love!

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
— Frederick Douglass

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”
— Alice Wellington Rollins

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
— Albert Einstein

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“A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others.”
— Anonymous

“A parent gives life, but as parent, gives no more. A murderer takes life, but his deed stops there. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
— Henry Adams

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
— Malcolm Forbes

“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.”
— Khalil Gibran

“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

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
— William A. Ward

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