Inspirational Quotes for Teachers Back to School

Back to school season is upon us and that means it’s time to get motivated! Check out our collection of inspirational quotes for teachers to help start the school year off right. Encouraging and inspirational quotes for teachers to jump start the new school year!

Inspirational Quotes for Teachers Back to School

“You can’t teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

“Teachers are the people who open our eyes so we see ourselves as we are. They open our minds so we can think freely. Teachers are the people who show us how to do the things we want to do.”

“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an enlightened teacher.”

“You cannot open a book without learning something. You cannot open yourself up without teaching something. You cannot teach without learning something.”

“Real education should be exciting, challenging and inspiring, and that is precisely what you have given me and thousands of other students over the years.”

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

“Teachers are the kind of people who light up a room when they enter. They stop when they speak, and everyone listens because they have something meaningful.”

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots and the other wings.”

“The most outstanding education in the world is not what you read or see; it is what you experience. It is learning who we are through love and understanding.”

“Every teacher must begin work with the boy with no place and no one to go to. He must hold out his hand to reach him.”

“Education is a goal, but the purpose of every school is to educate.”

“Teachers are real artists and poets – they write their part in the great epic of life and make it meaningful for those who come after them.”

“A teacher does not inspire a pupil with her strength but with her faith, hope and love. A teacher does not enlist him in the army of heroes; she leads him into battle and fights the fight along with him.”

“Never be afraid to back a truck up.”

“The most enduring lessons are not learned from the pages of a textbook, but from the white-knuckled adventures we have on the open road.”

“Every teacher is a jailer and every school a prison. Only if one remains in ignorance, in which others cannot help him to escape, is our teaching effective.”

“The teacher is the key to an exemplar of the home. He should be a man of prayer, a humble man, an eloquent and forceful speaker, able to make clear his thought on all subjects. He should be a good and wise father, loving and just.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”

“You can’t teach anything until you first teach the value of things, which begins at home.”

“The teacher is not a perpetual student. He is not a mere beginner. He is a man who has come through, learned his stuff, and knows what he knows. He can not be forever learning.”

“Education begins at birth and ends at death; every bit in between should be a continuous adventure of discovery.”

“Every teacher needs to remember that he first learned and went on to learn because someone put him ahead of himself, ahead of the lesson, with a greater capacity than his own.”

“The best teaching is like the best dancing. It gives pleasure and takes it away. The art of teaching is to give just enough revelation to kindle desire without providing satisfaction.”

“I see that teachers are made of people who care enough to assume responsibility for some little ones.”

“The world would be better if everyone learned to read and write, for education is the key to unlocking the door of opportunity.”

“Education remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“Education makes people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at what angle he holds it.”

“A man’s knowledge is as limited, by his estimate, as by the extent of his understanding.”

Back to School Quotes for Teachers

“There are no traffic laws in education except those which are self-enforced by the learner’s desire to obtain results and ungovernable curiosity.”

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

“Those who can do; it and those who cannot teach.”

“It is only in an age of reason that happiness becomes possible.”

“The most excellent function of education is to teach a man to do for himself what he can’t learn in school.”

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without being bored.”

“We must progress individually and as a nation for an individual or a nation to progress.”

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do it. And our actions must be in proportion to our knowledge.”

“Education remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without being bored.”

“Every child should have the right to learn in a safe and nurturing environment, and every educator should have the opportunity to teach.”

“Education begins at home, and we ought not to leave it on the doorstep when we go to school.”

“The aim of a good education is not knowledge but action.”

“We must progress individually and as a nation for an individual or a nation to progress.”

“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”

“A teacher attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”

“Education is the best provision for old age.”

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of proper education.”

“You don’t understand it well enough if you can’t explain it.”

“The teaching profession was never meant to be easy. It is a way of serving and giving commensurate with the universe’s greatness.”

“A teacher should have a room of his own, somewhere quiet, where he can continually experience joy in his accomplishments and have pride in his students’ progress.”

“A teacher attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”

“Learning cannot be forced, taught, or imbibed. It can only be attracted, inspired and coaxed.”

“Any man educated and living in the world would rather have his bowels opened than start an argument with his wife.”

“A great teacher must be prepared to be as enthusiastic about the next generation as he was about his own.”

“Education remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

“All education starts with a teacher who cares.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

“The actual test of a good education is that you acquire a taste for curiosity.”

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

“’Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.’”

“Education makes people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.”