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.

Psst…check out our list of favorite classroom quotes, too!

1. Every. day.

inspirational teacher quotes

Yes, you. 

Source: @thedesignerteacher

2. It’s an art. 

It's An Art

And we’re building artists. 

Source: @pixiecrafthandmade

3. That’s what it’s all about. 

That's What It's All About

What could be more important?

Source: @we_love_teachers2

4. What could be more important?

What Could Be More Important

Hearts so full. 

Source: @oh.happy.hayes

5. Be deeply rooted. 

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And ground yourself in love. 

Source: @primary.bloom

6. Line, please!

Line, please!

Wait, where was I?

Source: @teachinginthevines

7. If only!

If Only!

We’re talking Oprah rich.

Source: @kristens.classroom

8. Sounds simple enough. 

Sounds simple enough

But some days you’d be surprised. 

Source: @lifeandscribbles

9. Work that magic, girl! (or dude!)

Work that magic, girl! (or dude!)

A little kindness goes a long way. 

Source: @crafty.teachers

10. Born to inspire.

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And to never give up. 

11. Sparkle on.

Sparkle On

And throw it around like confetti. 

Source: @nerdybirdteacher

12. Keep this in your pocket.

Keep this in your pocket

And reference it often. 


13. It takes just one.

It just takes one

Be the one. 

Source: @weareteachers

14. It’s a good sign. 

It's a good sign

Our hopes inspire our worries. 

Source: @thecharmedteacher

15. Real love in real life. 

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Teaching is not for the weak of heart. 

16. It starts on the inside.

It starts on the inside

And for some, it starts early in life. 

Source: @_jrrivera


17. Setting my intention. 

Setting my intention


Source: @onegiggle

18. Questions are fuel for growth.

Questions are fuel for answers

And education helps you find your own answers. 

Source: @weareteachers

19. Be kind every day. 

They’ll remember that longer than anything. 

20. Say it. Believe it. 

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Every day. 

Source: @second_grade_sunshine

21. Your attitude’s up to you.

Your attitude's up to you

You’re in control. 

Source: @weareteachers

22. Pencil humor.

Pencil humor

Very punny!

Source: @abbysandlinteach

23. Love is important.

Love is important

In fact it can make all the difference. 

Source: @weareteachers

24. One step at a time. 

One step at a time

You’ll get there. 

Source: @tiptheteacher

25. It’s worth it. 

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Even with all the ups and downs. 

26. You matter. 

You matter

And you matter daily.

Source: @weareteachers

27. Yeah, it takes an element of bad-assery. 

Yeah, it takes an element of badassery

Be brave. 

Source: @weareteachers

28. Love this.  

Love this

We all need nurturing to grow. 

Source: @dearteacher.fmlb

29. Our society has evolved. 

Our society has evolved

Make sure your teaching practice does too. 

Source: @moodyjudysgoodies

30. Our influence is vast. 

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Make it worth remembering. 

Source: @weareteachers

31. Not just sometimes. 

Who’s yours?

32. Follow your bliss. 

And pass it on. 

33. Self care is non-negotiable. 

Self care is non negotiable

Put on your own oxygen mask first. 

Source: @missclunesclassroom

34. Ancient truth. 

Ancient truth

Aristotle nailed it. 

Source: @weareteachers

35. You are awesome! 

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And you’ve got this!

Source: @weareteachers

36. Hang with the positive peeps!

And be one yourself. 

37.  Be that teacher, every day.

Be that teacher, every day

Radiate hope. 

Source: @mainelykinder

38. Embrace your inner superhero. 

Embrace your inner superhero

Teachers make the best ones. 

Source: @just_stamp_it

39. Teachers are boss. 

Teachers are boss

That’s how we do. 

Source: @weareteachers

40. Every day. 

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Be mindful. 

Source: @alanebarker

41. A little simile …

A little smile...

To keep it positive.

Source: @reach2academytrust

42. Let your light shine brightly. 

Let your light shine brightly

And watch it spread. 

Source: @weareteachers

43. Truth. 

The world needs all kinds of minds

So many ways. 

Source: @grousopoulos_aggelos

44. Do what you love. 

Do what you love

And love what you do. 

Source: @meg.alfano

45. Be that person.

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Especially when no one else is. 

Source: @weareteachers

46. Not everything is taught.

Not everything is taught

Some of it is instinct. 

Source: @smartchalkie

47. Lead by example. 

Lead by example

Walk the talk. 

Source: @second_grade_sunshine

48. Finding joy.

Finding job

Every day.

Source: @weareteachers

49. Be that somebody. 

Be that somebody

A little kindness goes a long way. 

Source: @weareteachers

50. Positivity gets much better results. 

inspirational teacher quotes

Criticism shuts people down. 

Source: @learningresourcesforall

51. Plant some beautiful seeds. 

Plant some beautiful seeds

And nurture them. 

Source: @sateacha

52. Teachers are some of the biggest-hearted people I know.  

Teachers are some of the biggest hearted people I know

It’s what little people need. 

Source: @lattesandlettering

53. The perfect recipe. 

The perfect recipe

The dream. 

Source: @weareteachers

54. To your students you are a hero. 

To your students, you are a hero

Don’t forget it. 

Source: @moodyjudysgoodies

55. Teach them what counts. 

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And they’ll go far. 

Source: @gradecamgo

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