Quotes about teaching and learning

This page lists my favorite quotes about teaching.

I would love to be a teacher, because I have realized the importance of being a great teacher from my great teachers and mentors I have met in my life. So I have been learning and observing how to teach well. I have been inspired from those quotes, so I would like to share them with those who would like to improve their teaching skills.

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

 ― Albert Einstein
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” 

 ― Albert Einstein
“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” 

― Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” 

― William Arthur Ward
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” 

― Aristotle
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” 

― Phil Collins
“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” 

― Galileo Galilei
“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their

― Nikos Kazantzakis
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

― Benjamin Franklin