Teachers' Day Quotes


  • "The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple."
    - Amos Bronson Alcott

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

  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
    - Henry Brooks Adams -

  • Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."

  • The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
    - Anatole France -

  • Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
    Ė Aristotle -

  • The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
    - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

  • Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
    - Unknown Author -

  • A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.
    - Unknown Author -

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

  • I swear... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture.

  • Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
    Chinese proverb-

  • A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
    - Unknown Author -

  • Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
    William Butler Yeats

  • Leading a child to learning's treasures, gives a teacher untold pleasures

  • Teachers don't impact for a year, but for a lifetime.

  • The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.


The above listed quotes are some of the very popular quotes for teachers; they are not only inspiring but reflect the true meaning and the significance of teachers in our lives. So, use these teacherís appreciation quotes to convey your expressions and gratitude to your favourite teacher and wish them a very happy Teacherís Day!