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Last Updated: 5th September, 2020

Teachers' Day Quotes

Use these teacher's appreciation quotes to convey your expressions and gratitude to your favourite teacher and wish them a very Happy Teacher's Day!

Happy Teacher's Day

Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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


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

Happy Teacher's Day

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

Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man.
Swami Vivekananda

I have always felt that the true text-book for the pupil is his teacher.
Mahatma Gandhi

A Teacher presents the past, reveals the present, and creates the future.

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

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Alfred Mercier

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange,
I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Khalil Gibran

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
Eliphas Levi


A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
Martin H. Fischer

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
- Thomas Carruthers

History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat.
Rosa Luxemburg

"He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master."
Samuel Johnson

Happy Teacher's Day

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Brad Henry

A child miseducated is a child lost.
John F. Kennedy

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
~ Elbert Hubbard

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

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

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Khalil Gibran


Teaching is the highest form of understanding.

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

Happy Teacher's Day

A Teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a Heart.

"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

Happy Teacher's Day

Great Teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.
Ann Lieberman

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.
- Proverb

The greatest sign of a success for a to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
- Maria Montessori

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
- W. Tom

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, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
- Helen Caldicott

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.
V. William

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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.
Kahlil Gibran

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

Happy Teacher's Day

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."
- Jacques Barzun

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
- Karl Menninger

Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.
- Eugene P. Bertin

Happy Teacher's Day

A teacher nourishes the soul of a child for a lifetime.

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
- Dan Rather

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

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

Famous Teachers' Day Quotes

Happy Teacher's Day

You can get help from Teachers but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Dr. Seuss

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Albert Einstein

Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Leonardo da Vinci

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander the Great

The Master said, A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.
(Analects 2.11) Confucius

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
Deuteronomy 32:2

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 9:9

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Inspirational Teachers' Day Quotes

Happy Teacher's Day

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

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

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

To teach is to learn twice over.
Joseph Joubert

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' Day Quotes From Famous Personalities

Happy Teacher's Day

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

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well."

"A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science."
-Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"When we think we know we cease to learn."
-Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves."
-Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers' Day Quotes in Hindi

Happy Teacher's Day

गुरू गोविन्द दोऊ खड़े, काके लागूं पांय।
बलिहारी गुरू अपने गोविन्द दियो बताय।।

माता-पिता जीवन देते हैं, लेकिन जीने की कला तो शिक्षक ही सिखाते हैं

गुरु की डांट-डपट पिता के प्यार से अच्छी है
शेख सादी

अपने छात्रों में सृजनात्मक भाव और ज्ञान का आनंद जगाना ही एक शिक्षक का सबसे महत्वपूर्ण गुण है
Albert Einstein

एक शिक्षक वो दिशासूचक है जो जिज्ञासा, ज्ञान और बुद्धिमानी के चुम्बक को सक्रिय बनाता है
Ever Garrison

मैंने बातूनी से मौन सीखा, असहिष्णु से सहनशीलता सीखी और निर्दयी से दया सीखी लेकिन फिर भी विचित्र है कि मैं इन शिक्षकों के प्रति कृतघ्न हूँ
Khalil Gibran

वो लोग जो जानते हैं कि कैसे सोचना चाहिए, उन्हें शिक्षक की आवश्यकता नहीं है
Mahatma Gandhi

गुरू ब्रम्हा,
गुरू विष्णु,
गुरू देवो महेश्वरा,
गुरू साक्षात परम्ब्रम्ह तस्मय श्री गुरूवनमः

शिक्षक के पास ही वो कला है जो मिटटी को सोने में बदल सकती है।

हर किसी की सफलता की नींव में एक शिक्षक की भूमिका अवश्य होती है।
बिना प्रेरणा के किसी भी ऊंचाई तक पहुँचना असम्भव है।