Teachers play a very vital role in constructing a nation. Here are some inspirational teacher quotes images that you may share on teachers day.

Education has become more than just a basic need for a child; it’s an integral part of a life of the life that he or she should not be deprived. As the world has evolved from stone age through iron age to the information age that we find ourselves in, education has become the central concept in modern day living. Primary professions require at the very least, some form of basic education, not to mention specialized knowledge required in certain occupations.

Education has ceased to be about progressing from primary school to college or university graduation until one finds a good paying job. The relevance of education is solving the problems the world is facing, be it environmental, economic, political or dramatic climate changes. In many countries, education has become a way of eradicating poverty.

In as much as education is important, we must never forget or conveniently ignore the instrumental role played by teachers, mainly primary school teachers. We may be proud of doctors, engineers, lawyers, business executives and entrepreneurs and hail them as the force that drives our world, but let us not forget that they were made to be who are they are by teachers. Teachers are the unsung heroes of the society. They teach people to write their names until they can learn to read on their own, and in most cases, become professors themselves. Teachers need to be recognized and appreciated for their efforts.

Learning, just like many activities, needs transformation and adjusting to the current trends of the world we live in. Education should never be about guiding students in a particular direction for them to follow, but rather, it should teach them to formulate their paths in addition to those that are already there. Education should not be about reinventing the wheel, but rather, designing a new better model that will benefit the learners and the world as a whole. The future lies in the hands of the current crop of students.

Good teachers do not just impart knowledge in their students. They invigorate curiosity in their students. They never teach their students the solutions to the world’s problems, but they show them the way to approach and handle situations. The world needs lateral thinkers. We don’t need who only know how to ask questions, but who teach their students to ask questions about the world around them. There is so much to be discovered in this world. There is so much that needs to be done. The world is counting on students and teachers.

As we appreciate the work done by teachers, we need to realize that their job is as good as taking a swimmer to a swimming pool. Whether the person decides to swim or not, the teacher has no authority over that. In short, teachers have a limit to what they can do for a student. A teacher with great knowledge and inspiration is more than a thousand books. He is a fountain of knowledge. The most excellent art of teaching is not regularly teaching a child, but instilling a culture of learning and acquiring knowledge even when it’s not required to do so.

Here are some of the great Teacher Quotes Images from famous people.

Thinking Leads To Best Learning

” I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”


Quotes About Teachers by Socrates

Be A Great Teacher

” The mediocre teacher says. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

-William A. Ward

famous teaching quotes by William A WardTeach To Think

” Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

-Margaret Mead

inspirational quotes for teachers by Margaret MeadTeachers Shake The Sleeping Souls

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”

-Robert Frost

 Robert Frost quotes about teachers

Teach To Question

“Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything! “

-George Carlin

George Carlin quotes for teachersLearning Changes With Time

” Do not confine your children to your learning, for they were born in another time.”

-Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverb on teachersPass A Day With A Great Teacher

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

-Japanese Proverb

Japanese Proverb on teaching

King of The Professions

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.”


sayings about teachers

Explore The World of Knowledge

” Teachers opens the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

-Chinese Proverb

motivational teacher quotes -Chinese Proverb

Understand What You’ve Learned

“By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.”

-Latin Proverb

Latin Proverb on teachersSome More Inspirational Quotes About Teachers


  • “Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” -Abraham Lincoln
  • “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” -B.F. Skinner
  • “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” -Clay P. Bedford
  • “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” -Anonymous
  • “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” -Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada


And one silly quote just for fun….

Never try to teach a pig to sing….it wastes
your time and annoys the pig.

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