Top 33 Great Teachers Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Great Teachers Quotes from famous people such as Eli Broad, Sean McVay, Gabrielle Bernstein, Kay Redfield Jamison, Maria Callas, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

You can have great teachers, but if you don't have a go

You can have great teachers, but if you don’t have a good principal, you won’t have a good school.
Eli Broad
What you realize is when you have an environment and an atmosphere like we had at Marist, where guys cared about each other, the coaches were great teachers and communicators, whether it’s high school, college or pro, I think coaching is coaching.
Sean McVay
‘A Course in Miracles’ has been one of my great teachers. I still study ‘The Course’ daily. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving.
Gabrielle Bernstein
I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do.
Kay Redfield Jamison
That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
Maria Callas
Parents are, of course, most important in shaping their children’s lives, but teachers are critically important as well. Who among us doesn’t look back on a few great teachers who inspired us, opened up new worlds, and helped make us who we are?
Whitney Tilson
Teaching is very important. The nature of your personality isn’t that important. Lombardi was very extraverted, very bombastic. Landry very quiet, reserved. Both were great teachers and great coaches.
Marv Levy
That was like my safe place with great teachers where everyone could let down their guard and not feel judged. As soon as we walk outside, it was like, ‘Look at these weird drama club kids.’ But we all had our own agreement that we were cool in our own way.
Lakeith Stanfield
Good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
Maria Callas
My mom was a teacher – I have the greatest respect for the profession – we need great teachers – not poor or mediocre ones.
Condoleezza Rice
Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed.
Mary Stuart Masterson
I’ve gotten to work with some wonderful directors and people who have been great teachers to me.
Lyle Lovett
Few things are more important to our country’s future than recruiting and keeping great teachers in our schools.
Wendy Kopp
The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they’re the least remembered people.
Daniel Berrigan
Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As an eight-year-old, I would listen to stories and biographies of Charles Darwin and Galileo. I also went to wonderful schools and had great teachers who inspired me.
John C. Mather
I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria – when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
We often grow up being told that we can do this or that, but if you don’t see anybody that looks like you doing it, you don’t believe you can do it. But I had great teachers, and I wanted to be a great teacher.
Jesse Williams
Everything good that I know was taught to me by great teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the technique is the thing to do.
Betty Buckley
True basketball coaches are great teachers and you do not humiliate, you do not physically go after, you do not push or shove, you do not berate, if you are a true coach. If you humiliate or curse them, that won’t do it. Coaches like that are not coaches.
Morgan Wootten
One of my great teachers was the late Jean-Claude Vrinat of Taillevent in Paris.
Danny Meyer
I’ve focused on making sure we have talented teachers and principals in our schools through proposals like the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act and the Presidential Teachers Corps.
Michael Bennet
Great teachers transcend ideology.
Suzanne Fields
I spent three years there and encountered great teachers who gave me enough stimulation to last me for the rest of my life – Josef Albers, painter; Buckminster Fuller, inventor; Max Dehn, the mathematician, and many others. Through them, I came to understand the total commitment required if one must be an artist.
Ruth Asawa
Great teachers should be rewarded.
Matt Mead
Performers should really go to the best schools, like Lady Gaga, you know, she went to NYU and had great teachers… It’s best to really study your technique as much as you possibly can so you can have a long career instead of a quick one that’s a failure.
Tony Bennett
Suffering is one of life’s great teachers.
Bryant H. McGill
I just want to be with great teachers. If that means I’m in a horror film with good teachers, I’ll do another horror film. But I would love to branch out and do more comedy or just more straight dramas.
Jennifer Carpenter
I didn’t learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems – dreams, myth, history – from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne.
Carolyn Kizer
Teaching is hard. It takes a lot of skill. Not everyone who tries can do it well. We need to admit that and act accordingly. We should reward and respect great teachers by paying them more, and we should stop rewarding seniority over effectiveness.
Betsy DeVos
I went to jazz school. Not to say I'm a great jazz musi

I went to jazz school. Not to say I’m a great jazz musician, but I studied under some great teachers. It was an important part of my life.
Robert Trujillo
I had great teachers, great ensembles, and great companies to work with who supported my career.
Liev Schreiber