Words for Teachers


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
— Henry Brooks Adams
A courage which looks easy and yet is rare; the courage of a teacher repeating day after day the same lessons - the least rewarded of all forms of courage.
— Honore de Balzac
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
— Elbert Hubbard
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
— William Butler Yeats
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
— Joyce A. Myers
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
— William Arthur Ward
The object of teaching a child is to enable them to get along without their teacher.
— Elbert Hubbard
No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
— William Osler