20 True Teacher Quotes On Success In Life

These true teacher quotes will inspire you. A true teacher, as he defines it, understands how people learn and recognizes the difference between memorizing facts and thinking and learning.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging true teacher quotes, true teacher sayings, and true teacher proverbs.

Best True Teacher Quotes

  1. “The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.” ~ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  2. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  3. “A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.” ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
  4. “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
  5. “The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and that the true teacher is a learner.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  6. “The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.” ~ Frederick William Robertson
  7. “A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discovers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.” ~ Carl Linnaeus
  8. “A true teacher should penetrate to whatever is vital in his pupil, and develop that by the light and heat of his own intelligence.” ~ Edwin Percy Whipple
  9. “True teachers of enlightenment are hard to find. The popular ones, of course, usually aren’t enlightened because how could they be? They just tell people what they want to hear.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  10. “The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.”” ~ Confucius

  11. “True teachers not only impart knowledge and method but awaken the love of learning by their own reflected love.” ~ Robert Grudin
  12. “A true teacher doesn’t teach you to think like him, but to think without him.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  13. “The true teacher of love is the heart. The heart is very, very wise. It makes mistakes from time to time, but it has a wisdom all of its own.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  14. “A true teacher does not terrorize ignorant students, because a true teacher knows that it is his job to cure ignorance.” ~ Miriam Defensor Santiago
  15. “Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true: Teachers? Teachers make a difference! Now, what about you?” ~ Taylor Mali

  16. “A teacher who establishes rapport with the taught becomes one with them, learns more from them than he teaches them. He who learns nothing from his disciples is, in my opinion, worthless. Whenever I talk with someone I learn from him. I take from him more than I give him.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  17. “History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat.” ~ Rosa Luxemburg
  18. “A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.” ~ Christopher Pike

  19. “True 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 their own.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
  20. “The true teacher is within us. A good teacher is someone who can help you to go back and touch the true teacher within because you already have the insight within you.” ~ Bell Hooks

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