10 Inspirational Quotes for Educators

Find inspiration and wisdom for the new school year in these quotes about education and learning.
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10 Inspirational Quotes for Educators
"While We Teach, We Learn"
Post these quotes in your classroom and revisit them throughout the school year for motivation. These inspirational quotes emphasize the important role of educators.
Education is life itself
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
— John Dewey
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If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people
"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."
— Chinese proverb
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Education is the most powerful weapon
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
— Nelson Mandela
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To understand is to be free
"The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free."
— Baruch Spinoza
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
— Albert Einstein
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Education breeds confidence
"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."
— Confucius
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Involve me and I understand
"Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand."
— Chinese proverb
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Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
— Chinese proverb
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John F. Kennedy education quote
"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation."
— John F. Kennedy
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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
— Robert Louis Stevenson
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