Teaching Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old teaching quotes, teaching sayings, and teaching proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else. Randy Pausch
Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is. William Glasser
Teaching is of more importance than urging. Martin Luther
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. Albert Einstein
Some of the world's best educators are grandparents. Dr. Charlie W. Shedd
Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier. John Dewey
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. Tryon Edwards
True teaching is not that which gives knowledge, but that which stimulates pupils to gain it. John Milton Gregory
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. Oscar Wilde
Teaching is truth mediated by personality. Phyllis Brooks
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality. Dalai Lama XIV
Experience teaches only the teachable. Aldous Huxley
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. Henri Frederic Amiel
Teaching does not come from a political mandate ... it comes from the heart. Robert John Meehan
The key to fixing education is better teaching, and the key to better teaching is figuring out who can teach and who can't. Jonathan Alter
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei
To teach is to touch the heart and impel it to action. Louis Sullivan
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. B.B. King
Teach a child how to think, not what to think. Sidney Sugarman
Teaching is an art, not a science, principally because it involves human beings, their emotions and their values. Gilbert Highet
No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it. Peter F. Drucker
Teaching is the systematic inculcation of knowledge. John Milton Gregory
There is no better way to learn than to teach. Benjamin Whichcote
There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly. Lola May
Every day that you teach you have two options: be focused, passionate and caring, or to be focused, passionate and caring. Robert John Meehan
There should not be any particular teaching. Teaching is in each moment. Shunryu Suzuki
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. Gail Godwin
Teaching is unlikely to change until teachers, and all educators, recognize that it can be studied and improved. James W. Stigler @ James Hiebert