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By- Erika Semprun

Teaching is a great profession, but it’s no secret that on some days it feels difficult and even hopeless. Looking for some teaching inspiration? Check out what these famous figures said about educators!

#1- For when you’re feeling lost in your profession:

“Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.” — Aristotle

#2- For when you’re feeling like “what’s the point?”:

“Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” — Abraham Lincoln

#3- For when you need a small reminder about the importance of education:

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X

#4- For when you’re struggling:

“The task of the educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” — C.S. Lewis

#5- For when you’ve forgotten that your job is to spark a desire to learn:

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of the fire.” — William Butler Yeats

#6- For when you want to give up:

“In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” — Phil Collins

#7- For when you’re not sure how to tackle an issue:

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead

#8- For when others belittle your profession:

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” — Robert Frost

#9- For when you’re feeling like you’re not making a difference:

“We never know which lives we influence, or when or why.” — Stephen King

#10-For when you need to remember that what you do is important:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

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