15 Inspirational Quotes That Teachers Will Love

Working 60+ hour weeks. Eating, sleeping, and dreaming about a new lesson plan or ways to engage your students. Sometimes, you need to step back, reflect, and realize the impact you are having on your students. As a teacher, you matter. You train the next generation of leaders and innovators. Below are 15 inspirational quotes that we believe teachers will LOVE:

1. “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 difference in the life of a child.” — Forest Witcraft

2. “It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.” -Linda Conway

3. “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” – Helen Keller

4. “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – Anonymous

5. “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. – Jacques Barzun

6. “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” – Anonymous

7.  “A teacher is better than two books.” German Proverb

8. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear you speak.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “Grades are an illusion. Your passion and insight are reality. Your work is worth more than mere congruence to an answer key. Persistence in the face of a skeptical authority figure is a powerful ability. Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long run. If you care enough about the work to be criticized, you’ve learned enough for today.” – Cathy Davidson

10. “It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” – Sir Francis Bacon

11.“I expect to pass through this world but once. If there be any kindness I can show, any good I can do, any help I can give, let me do it now: for I will not pass this way again.”- Stephen Grellet

12. “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats

13. “A teacher affects eternity; he/she can never tell where his/her influence stops.” – Henry Adams

14. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William Author Ward

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

To all of the teachers out there, thank you!

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