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The 34 Most Inspirational Quotes About Teaching

These sayings capture the priceless value of all educators and how their influence can touch lives.

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On the real value of education

 It’s more than books and papers.

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On the love of teaching

The most moving teaching quotes come from people who have been transformed by their own teachers. Check out these 15 powerful reasons why teachers love their jobs.

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On creativity

 Who better to give teaching quotes than people who shape young minds every day?

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On the art of teaching

 All teachers secretly double as entertainers, whether they know it or not.

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On a teacher’s role

 These teaching quotes get to the heart of what it means to be an educator.

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On global impact

 Teachers can change the world. Can you guess which famous books these quotes are from? 

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On educating children

 After all, those children will be the ones in power someday.

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On teaching and eternity

Who run the world? Teachers.

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On the questions a teacher asks

Yes, teachers love when the students become the teachers.

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On counting vs. what counts

Teachers shape minds and hearts.

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On different types of teachers

We should all hope we can meet a truly great teacher. Check out these 27 hope quotes that will lift you up.

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On comparing teaching to other professions

Basically, teachers have the ultimate profession.

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On changing how we teach

Education needs to evolve to be effective.

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On expanding minds

These are the secrets all teachers know about their students.

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On awakening joy

Even Einstein recognized the importance of educators.

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On teaching successfully

Ultimately, that is every teacher’s goal.

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On reaching one’s potential

Empathy from a teacher can change someone’s life.

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On hands-on teaching

This is every effective teacher’s secret to success.

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On understanding a subject

Teachers, check out these inspiring books every teacher must read.

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On soul searching

Teachers around the world help students find their true selves every day.

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On the power of one

This is why Malala risked her life to spread awareness on the importance of education.

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On unbiased teaching

He puts his students’ interests before his own.

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On building the future

 Teachers, the future is in your classrooms.

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On teaching vs. learning

 Not all teaching is considered learning.

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On the power of literacy

Books are a young mind’s greatest strength.

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On letting kids shine

Especially when they make us laugh. Don’t miss these hilariously heartwarming classroom stories from real-life teachers.

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On proper teaching

 Just one lesson can be a life-changing experience.

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On a teacher’s job description

 That should be on every educator’s job description.

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On a teacher’s love

 The best teachers are loving teachers.

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On setting high standards

 When teachers push their students to expand their minds and go outside their comfort zones, anything is possible.

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On transformation

 That quote should be every teacher’s mantra.

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On teachers’ role in society

 We couldn’t have said it better.

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On discovery

 Where would our world be without teachers?

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On the value of teachers

We should all remember to give teachers the respect they deserve. Don’t miss these incredible true stories that will remind you why all teachers are amazing.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest