Teaching is a science and an art. 

Teaching is conceptual and intellectual in character, abstract and realistic in nature, creative in existence, and sequential in essence. It’s about people, yet it’s told through the lens of ideas. It’s all about substance, hearts and minds, the past and the future–whatever we can think of, teaching and learning are both causes and effects.

Best Teacher Quotes 

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our lives. How many of us can recall at least one or more teachers who had an impact on us and perhaps even motivated us to be and do what we are passionate about today? Teachers do so much more than arrange exciting educational activities to keep our children occupied throughout the day and teach them the skills they need to pass tests. They have the ability to inspire and alter the lives of those they touch for the better!

Do you want to motivate a teacher in your life? Share one of these best teacher quotes with a teacher gift to show them how much you appreciate the incredible gift they give back to students every day.

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. – Bob Talbert

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

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

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark Van Doren

To teach is to learn twice over. – Joseph Joubert

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry B. Adams

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yates

They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel. – Carl Buechner

All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not on the same day. – William G. Spady

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. – Lily Tomlin

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids to work together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. – Bill Gates

It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom. – Michael Morpurgo

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre. – Gail Goldwin

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. – Sidney Hook

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. – C. S. Lewis

I touch the future. I teach. – Christa McAuliffe

I am a teacher born and bred, and I believe in the advocacy of teachers. It’s a calling. We want our students to feel impassioned and empowered. – Erin Gruwell

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building. – A. Bartlett Giamatti

If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes. – Guy Kawasaki

The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character. – Dorothea Dix

To this end, the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. – John Strachan

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. – Sydney J. Harris

In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school. – Queen Rania of Jordan

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. – Joseph Addison

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. – Confucius

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. – Japanese Proverb

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. – Joyce Meyer

Pre-school education is important for development.

“A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.”- Darwin D. Martin

“Teaching is a calling too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy—angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.”- Jeannette Walls

“Your heart is slightly larger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.”- Aaron Bacall

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”- Colleen Wilcox

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”-John C. Maxwell

“It is not what is poured into the student, but what is planted, that counts.”- E.P. Bertin

“Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.”- W.B. Yeats

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”- Aristotle

“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.

“The best teachers are the ones that change their minds.”-Terry Heick

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

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”-Alexandra K. Trenfor

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.”-Malala Yousafzai

“Education doesn’t just make us smarter. It makes us whole.”-Jill Biden