Last Updated: 3rd October, 2019

World Teachers' Day Quotes

Happy Teacher's Day

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

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike


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

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

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

Happy Teacher's Day

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

"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


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

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 -

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

Happy Teacher's Day

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

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

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

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