Need motivation? Look no further! These inspirational teacher quotes may be just the thing to remember exactly why you got into teaching in the first place. Read on for quick tidbits of love, support, and inspiration by and from teachers.

Check out our list of favorite classroom quotes, too!

1. I wasn’t born to “just teach.”

I wasn't born to "just teach," I was born to inspire others, to change people, and to never give up; even when faced with challenges that seem impossible.

2. One child, one teacher, one book …

3. The teacher who is indeed wise …

4. When you love your class, your students just know.

5. All the small moments with your students.

6. Children learn best when they like their teacher, and they think their teacher likes them.

7. A great teacher is a great artist.

8. Watch a teacher with a classroom full of students …

9. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

10. A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.

11. A teacher affects eternity.

12. Lessons on kindness are just as important.

13. If you don’t like something, change it.

14. If you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow.

15. Every job has its ups and downs, but not every job can change a life.

16. The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters.

17. Only the brave choose to teach.

18. Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.

19. The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart.

20. Sometimes the greatest PD is the teacher down the hall.

21. The trick to having happy students is to first be happy yourself.

22. The great teacher inspires.

23. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

24. You are a great teacher.

25. Keep company mainly with teachers who uplift you.

26. Like a boss teacher.

27. Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.

28. May your coffee be strong and your students calm.

29. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

30. Nothing can dim a light that shines from within.

31. Be the leader in a school of fish.

32. Every child needs at least one adult …

33. Be awesome, be amazing, be you.

34. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

35. Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.

36. It starts on the inside.

37. The world needs all kinds of minds.

38. Do what you love.

39. The world is changed by your example.

40. Plant some beautiful seeds.

41. To your students you are a hero.

42. The best teachers are those who show you where to look.

43. I’m just a teacher standing in front of my class …

44. You are already a good teacher.

45. If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s …

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