14 of Our All-Time Favorite Classroom Quotes

  1. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  2. “The future of the world is in my classroom today.” – Ivan Welton Fitzwater
  3. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
  4. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey
  5. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  6. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
  7. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams
  8. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. “Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  10. “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson
  11. “Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” – Joyce Meyer
  12. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
  13. “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
  14. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren
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