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Inspiring Quotes in Praise of Teachers

In celebration of National Teacher’s Day, May 9, we hope you enjoy these uplifting quotes honoring educators.

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and the wisdom in the pupils.—Ever Garrison

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A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and the wisdom in the pupils.—Ever Garrison


Educations breed confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.—Confucious

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Educations breed confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.—Confucious

Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.—Abraham Lincoln

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Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.—Abraham Lincoln


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


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

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


When you learn, teach. When you get, give.—Maya Angelou

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When you learn, teach. When you get, give.—Maya Angelou


What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.--Alfred Mercier

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What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.—Alfred Mercier

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.—B. B. King

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The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.—B. B. King


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

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


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

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


The [person] who can make hard things easy is the educator.—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The [person] who can make hard things easy is the educator.—Ralph Waldo Emerson


A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.—Author unknown

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A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.—Author unknown

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