45+ Amazing Teachers Day Quotes: For Cards, Gifts, Letters and More

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Looking for the perfect Teachers Day quotes? We have collected the best quotes for teachers day that are perfect for gifts, letters and cards. 

Teachers Day is a great time to consider the teachers in our lives. It can be so easy to forget all the time, effort and care teachers put into their work. We also tend to take for granted just how much of a difference teachers make to our lives every single day.

Not only do we forget just how amazing teachers are, but teachers often do not realise how much they effect our lives.

Why not make your teacher smile this Teachers Day by showing your gratitude and letting them know they have made an impact on your life.

We know it can be hard to find the right words to say thank you to the special teachers in our lives. Using a quote on teachers day is a great way to show how much they mean to you when you find it difficult to find just the right way to say things.

Keep reading to find teacher day quotes that will show your teacher just how much they mean to you.

Best Quotes For Teachers Day

Teachers Day Quotes About Teachers Changing Lives

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

Henry Adams Teacher Quote


2.“A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe Teacher Quote


3.“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

Malala teacher quote


4.”In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.”Jacques Barzun

Barzun quote about teaching


5.“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”  Helen Caldicott

Quote about teachers being important


6.“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” –Brad Henry

Good Teacher Quote


7.“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle

Aristotle teacher quote



8.“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” Joyce Meyer

Meyer quote about teachers

9.”Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” Solomon Ortiz

Quote about education

Teachers Day Card Quotes

10.“If you plan for a year, plant a seed if for ten years, plant a tree, if for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. when you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.” Kuan Chung

Chung Teacher quote


11.”The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.”Dan Rather 

Rather Teaching Quote


12.”Teaching is leaving a vestige of oneself in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.” – Eugene P. Bertin

Quote about teaching


13.“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Teacher quote by Albert Einstein


14.”Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” Andy Rooney

Teachers change lives quote


15.“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.” –Amos Bronson Alcott

Quote for teacher


Thank You Teachers Day Quote

16.”A great teacher who is full of excitement and love for her students can make all the difference in their lives.” – Deval Patrick

Quotes about teacher making a difference


17.”The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – V. William

Best teacher quote


18.”Great Teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” –Ann Lieberman

Special teacher quote


19.”Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques.
The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” – Sidney Hook

Teacher is the heart quote


20.“When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” –William Glasser

Quote about great teachers

21.”One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”   – Carl Jung

Teaching Quote Jung


Teachers Day Funny Quote

22.”A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrik Clarke

Quote about teachers


23.“The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.” –Ally Carter

Quotes about smart teachers


24.“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” – Philip Wylie

Quote about good teacher


25.“Teaching is the essential profession, the one that makes all other professions possible.” –David Haselkorn

Teaching essential quote


26.“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.” –Gail Godwin

Funny teacher quote


27.”A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” – Darwin D. Martin

Quote about teaching


Happy Teachers Day Quotes

28.”The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.”  – Todd Whitaker

Quote about best thing about being a teacher


29.“Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.” -Heidi McDonald

beacuse my teacher believed in me quote


30.“Being able to help someone to learn is a talent.” – Margaret Riel

Help someone learn quote


31.“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert

Teaching kids what counts quote


32.”To the world you may just be a teacher, but to your students you are a hero.” – Unknown

Teachers are heroes quote


Teachers Day Short Quotes

33.“Wherever you find something extraordinary, you’ll find the fingerprints of a great teacher.” – Arne Duncan

Quote About Extraordinary teacher


34.”The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future.” – F. Sionil Jose

Quote about Teachers influence the future


35.”I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander the Great

Quote By Alexander The Great


36.”Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.” Chinese Proverb

Teacher Chinese Proverb Quote


37.”Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.”Maggie Gallagher

Job of a teacher quote


38.“Teaching is the highest art; before the doctor, there was a teacher.” –Steve Perry

Teaching Is Highest Art Quote


39.”What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”  Karl Menninger

What a teacher is quote


40.“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.” –A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Quote about great teacher


41.“I touch the future. I teach.” –Christa McAuliffe

Quote about teachers and the future


42.”A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Quote about a good teacher


Teachers Day Quotes For Parents

43.“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”  Nikos Kazantzakis

Quote about ideal teacher


44.”If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.” – Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Quote about teacher making a difference


45.“The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people.”  Shirley Mount Hufstedler

Teacher highest calling quote


46.“Teaching is solving the mysteries of human motivation, hope, fear, and doubt. Every day. For every child.”  Jeff Charbonneau

Quote about teaching


47.”The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

Quote about teacher inspiring


How To Use Quotes On Teachers Day

Found some quotes on teachers day you love but not sure where to use them? Here are some simple ideas on how to share quotes with teachers:

  • Teachers Day Card

Use as a special message in a card if you are struggling to find the right words to say.

  • Teachers Day Gift Tag

Of you have made or bought a special Teachers Day gift then adding a quote on the gift tag is a beautiful way to tell a teacher how grateful you are.

  • Teachers Day Letter

Writing a note for your teacher is a very personal and special way to say thank you. Start or end your letter with a quote that sums up how they have changed your life, or helped you.

  • Teachers Day Gift

Make a beautiful quote your gift! You can print out a quote that you know your teacher will love and frame it for on their desk, or create craft for their classroom wall. Your teacher will love seeing this everyday they teach.


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