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19 Inspiring Quotes from Teachers Around the World

Teachers are shaping the future leaders of our world.

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All that matters          

"Be nice to each other. It’s all that really matters."—Dawn Hochsprung

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Work hard now 

"Life is not about where you start, rather where you finish. Work hard now for success later in life."—Len Saunders

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Voice for students

"I became a teacher because I wanted to be the person I wish I’d had when I was in school. I want to be a voice that speaks life."—Milken educator Vincent Chiaramonte

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Break their mold

"When you change, that will scare people. Fine. Scare them. You don't owe it to anyone else to be your second best self. You don't owe it to anyone else to stay the same. Break their mold, and be the person you were meant to be."—Arvin Vohra

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Doing the best for their students

"How can we get and keep good teachers? Acknowledge and honor them for their hard work. Showcase the growth our students are making and how teachers have made an impact on the lives of others. Teaching is challenging, but when a district or building offers the right support and environment, it encourages teachers to stay and do their best for their students."—Milken educator Aimee Schade

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Take action

"Move from a 'one day' mentality to 'one day at a time.' You don’t need to be the smartest or most talented. You don’t have to come up with the next big idea. You just need to take action. That will set you apart from the rest. And it will attract them to follow you."—Christopher K. Lee, MPH, CPHQ

Anything is possible one day at a time–this woman didn't let being paralyzed stop her from dancing.

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Work in progress

"Kids are a work in progress, as we all are. It's so unfair for us to judge them based on what they have done or how they have acted in years past. I tell my students that every day is a new day to start fresh and be reflective on ourselves so we can constantly improve and be better than we were yesterday."—Milken educator Amanda Robertson

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Prepare well

"Performance is based upon preparation; therefore, prepare well and you will perform well."—Damon Nailer

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Caring for students

"I know I'm succeeding as an educator when my kids feel good about themselves and they know I care. Academics are very important, but my students' well being is most important. Once they know I care about them, they aim to please me, and that's when learning happens."—Milken educator Catherine Randall

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Always listen

"Listening can heal the ears. Learning to listen can heal the soul. Teaching people to listen can heal the world."—Adam Cole

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