I have always loved quotes and believe they can inspire great motivation.  I hope these quotes will inspire you as much as they inspire me.

“Every day when you start work you have two options: be focused, passionate and productive, or act like most other people. ”  – John Mcgrath

“Education is the ability to think clearly, act well in the world of work and to appreciate life.” – Brigham Young

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world maybe different because I was important in the life of a child.” – Kathy Davis

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – Anonymous

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin

“It is not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that really counts.” – Unknown

“Teach a child how to think, not what to think.” – Sidney Sugarman

“Teacher : The child’s third parent.” – Hyman Berston

“To teach is to touch lives forever.” – Anonymous

“We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity we remember with a deep sense of gratitude. ” – Author Unknown

“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Author Unknown

“Teaching children is an accomplishment; getting children excited about learning is an achievement.”-Robert John Meehan

“If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job much easier. If they do not come to use from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose

Share the quotes that have inspired you.

12 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Hi Ashley!

    We have chatted on Twitter a few times, and I remembered you mentioned you archived your favourite quotes…so I’m here to check them out!

    I borrow a few…thank you 😉

    Feel free to check out a few I have collected and add them if they “tug at your heartstrings”!

    Michelle (OurClassroomCDN)


  2. I would like to use the “Teach a child how to think, not what to think.” – Sidney Sugarman quote in an essay. Where did you find it? I need to reference using Harvard referencing. The quotes you have found are great. I would love my kids to have you as their teacher and also to have you as my mentor!


  3. Hi Ashley,
    I’m studying a Bachelor of education in early childhood and primary education. I need to create an eportfolio for an assignment at uni and your blog has inspired me and given me alot of ideas. Thanks!


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