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Jesus As Teacher Quotes


"Jesus has given you the power to live as He lived, which is something no earthly teacher can do." - James Robison

"If I would follow your advice and Jesus could perceive it, he, as a Jewish teacher, surely would not approve of such behavior." - Albert Einstein

"Commitment is a word that cannot stand alone. We must always ask, "Committed to what?" . . . . let us be committed to . . . using Jesus Christ as our master teacher." - Marvin J Ashton

"Buddha called himself 'The Enlightened One' and Jesus called himself 'The Son of God'. To me the term 'World-Teacher' is of as little importance as 'The Son of God' or 'The Enlightened One'." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I can't believe in Christianity, but I think Jesus was a wonderful teacher." - Billy Connolly

"I have been maturing as a teacher." - W. Howard Lester

"If you're avoiding sin and living morally so that God will have to bless you and save you, then you may be looking to Jesus as a teacher, model, and helper, but ironically you are avoiding him as Savior. You are trusting in your own goodness rather than in Jesus for your standing with God." - Timothy Keller

"Nobody is born as a teacher and only a few die as a teacher!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"There's no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you." - Anonymous

"Rabbi means teacher, and I see the role of chief rabbi as chief teacher." - Ephraim Mirvis

"When thoughts arise, recognize them clearly as your teacher." - Gampopa

"We may note in passing that He (Jesus) was never regarded as a mere moral teacher. He did not produce that effect on any of the people who actually met Him. He produced mainly three effects - Hatred - Terror - Adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild admiration." - C S Lewis

"Jesus loves the world, as do I." - Tyson Fury

"Jesus Christ was treated as we deserved so that when we believe in Jesus, God treats us as Jesus deserves." - Timothy Keller

"A student who considers everybody and everything as a teacher will eventually be the teacher of the teachers!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"My high school science teacher once told me that much of Genesis is false. But since my high school teacher did not prove he was God by rising from the dead, I'm going to believe Jesus instead." - Andy Stanley

"My righteousness is just as good as Jesus' righteousness, because it IS Jesus' righteousness!" - E. W. Kenyon

"Either Jesus is the Son of God ; or a madman or worse. But His being just a great teacher? He's not left that open to us." - C S Lewis

"Jesus is not some puny religious teacher begging for an invitation from anyone. He is the all-sovereign Lord who deserves submission from everyone." - David Platt

"Jesus is more than a friend. He is a teacher of truth and life who shows us the way that leads to happiness." - Pope Francis

"Everything works when the teacher works. It's as easy as that, and as hard." - Marva Collins

"God loves you just as much as He loves Jesus!" - Kenneth Copeland

"The study of the Life of Jesus has had a curious history. It set out in quest of the historical Jesus, believing that when it had found Him it could bring Him straight into our time as a Teacher and Saviour. ... But He does not stay; He passes by our time and returns to His own... He returned to His own time, not owing to the application of any historical ingenuity, but by the same inevitable necessity by which the liberated pendulum returns to its original position." - Albert Schweitzer

"A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money." - Anonymous

"Fear cannot stay in the same house as Jesus Christ." - Jack Coe

"You have no idea how unimportant is all that the teacher says or does not say on the surface, and how important what he himself is as teacher." - Rudolf Steiner

"There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher." - Pat Conroy

"I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility..." - W. Howard Lester

"Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is." - Robin S. Sharma

"If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks." - Aeschylus

"My job [as a teacher] is to love the Scriptures in public. And then sit down." - Lauren F. Winner

"I would rather be thought of as a teacher than a coach." - Bobby Knight

"Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher." - Wayne Dyer

"As a child I most closely identified with Charlie Browns teacher. Nobody listened." - Gary Gulman

"I could have a job as a teacher because I like talking in front of people." - Patti Smith

"Jesus was not the man he was as a result of making Jesus Christ his personal savior." - Alan Watts

"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool; you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us." - C S Lewis

"I believe in both a creative and personal God, a divinely ordered universe, that man has an innate moral sense, and that Jesus was a great moral teacher, perhaps the greatest the world has witnessed." - Thomas Jefferson

"Jesus was the first great teacher of men who showed a genuine sympathy for childhood. When He said Of such is the kingdom of heaven, it was a revelation." - Edward Eggleston

"But following the only true and stedfast Teacher, the Word of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, who did, through His transcendent love, become what we are, that He might bring us to be even what He is Himself." - Irenaeus of Lyons

"There is a school in Heaven, and there one has only to learn how to love. The school is in the Cenacle; the Teacher is Jesus; the matter taught is His Flesh and His Blood" - Gemma Galgani

"If Jesus is the Son of God, his teachings are more than just good ideas from a wise teacher; they are divine insights on which I can confidently build my life." - Lee Strobel

"Thus, the apostles' adventure began as a gathering of persons who open to one another reciprocally. A direct knowledge of the Teacher began for the disciples. They saw where he lived and began to know him. They would not have to be heralds of an idea, but witnesses of a person. Before being sent to evangelize, they would have to "be" with Jesus (cf. Mark 3:14), establishing a personal relationship with him. With this foundation, evangelization is no more than a proclamation of what has been experienced and an invitation to enter into the mystery of communion with Christ (cf. 1 John 13)." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I greatly admired him as a teacher I didn't teach the same way as Josef Albers at all." - Michael Craig-Martin

"I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being." - Pope Francis

"Only the wounded healer is able to heal. As long as we think that spiritual leaders need to be perfect, we live in poverty. I have a perfect teacher inside; there is no perfect teacher outside." - Angelina Love

"not just part of us becomes a teacher. It engages the whole self - the woman or man, wife or husband, mother or father, the lover, scholar or artist in you as well as the teacher earning money ..." - Sylvia Ashton-Warner

"The best person able to appraise promise as a mathematician is a gifted teacher, and not a professional tester." - Joel Henry Hildebrand

"What sense or thought do they have? They follow the popular singers, and they take the crowd as their teacher." - Heraclitus

"I'm actually a lot happier because I work as a teacher; more than just a capitalist making money for myself." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children." - Robert Muller

"I accept relationship as my primary teacher about myself, other people, and the mysteries of the universe." - Gay Hendricks

"Sometimes I think I disguise myself as a teacher in order to make the pictures I need to see." - Wendy Ewald

"As a visual arts teacher, I have to keep my mind open. I have explores styles from pointillism to cubism." - St. Lucia

"As a teacher in order not to have to answer too many questions, you stretch your answers." - Desmond Tutu

"Jesus is a powerful guy in Hollywood. Not quite as powerful as Vin Diesel, but powerful." - Christian Finnegan

"Yes, Dr. King is pro-gun just as surely as Jesus would be pro-nails." - Stephen Colbert

"If Jesus was a bartender, He would still only be half as cool as Carlos." - Richard Kadrey

"More evangelicals today will visit abortion mills as clients than as ambassadors of Jesus Christ." - R. C. Sproul, Jr.

"The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross." - Thomas Aquinas

"There's nobody quite as mean as people being mean for Jesus." - The Rev

"Jesus has made the life of his people as eternal as his own." - Charles Spurgeon

"Life is filled with meaning as soon as Jesus Christ enters into it." - Stephen Neill

"Jonah saw God's will as punishment. Jesus saw God's will as nourishment." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"Jesus has to be and become ever more the center of my life. It is not enough that Jesus is my teacher, my guide, my source of inspiration. It is not even enough that he is my companion on they journey, my friend and my brother. Jesus must become the heart of my heart, the fire of my life, the love of my soul, the bridegroom of my spirit. He must become my only thought, my only concern, my only desire." - Henri Nouwen

"A poor teacher complains, an average teacher explains, a good teacher teaches, a great teacher inspires." - Hosur Narasimhaiah

"I could always see myself being a teacher. I remember sitting in class as a kid, listening to the teacher and thinking, you know, I'm pretty sure I could explain that a little bit better." - Rick Riordan

"As a teacher, as a propagandist, Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal." - Max Beerbohm

"As both a musician and a former teacher, I feel that music is as important to kids as reading and writing." - Sheryl Crow

"To follow Jesus implies that we enter into a way of life that is given character and shape and direction by the one who calls us. To follow Jesus means picking up rhythms and ways of doing things that are often unsaid but always derivative from Jesus, formed by the influence of Jesus. To follow Jesus means that we can't separate what Jesus is saying from what Jesus is doing and the way that he is doing it. To follow Jesus is as much, or maybe even more, about feet as it is about ears and eyes" (The Way of Jesus, Eugene H. Peterson, 22)." - Eugene H Peterson

"As many have learned and later taught, you don't realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have." - Timothy Keller

"I just think the way (for instance) evangelicals talk about God or Jesus, as in "Jesus says" or "the Bible says" points up a lack of honesty." - Frank Schaeffer

"A person can be religious and still respect secular values and not talk about Jesus all the time as though every American believed in Jesus." - Susan Jacoby

"Let us pray, and as we pray, let us make room for Jesus in our hearts." - Dwight L Moody

"We miss Jesus' point entirely when we use His words as weapons against others." - Brennan Manning

"As a church we must love Jesus, or else we have lost our reason for existence." - Charles Spurgeon

"It is not great talents God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus." - Charles Spurgeon

"Hear Jesus as a family and serve Him. Care about people and love people." - Louie Giglio

"When you see Jesus as your Treasure, the Spirit has blown through your heart." - John Piper

"As a rule of thumb I say, if Socrates, Jesus and Tolstoy wouldn't do it, don't." - John Gardner

"The moment of Jesus' greatest glory was on the cross, dying as our substitute." - Rich Nathan

"If you add anything to Jesus as a requirement for being happy, that's your real king." - Timothy Keller

"Is not Jesus pointing to children even as models for grownups?" - Pope John Paul Ii

"Physically walking where Jesus walked is less important than walking as He walked." - Thomas S Monson

"As believers in Jesus Christ, our work is to believe while God works on our behalf." - Joyce Meyer

"Jesus that I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God" - Athanasius of Alexandria

"If the gospel be not preached, Jesus Christ is, as it were, buried." - John Calvin

"Your past, present, and future are taken care of as you put your trust in Jesus." - Rick Warren

"Maybe being Jesus is simply seeing people as they truly are." - Jim Palmer

"He [Jesus Christ] is the Master of all as the Servant of all." - Karl Barth

"Christians must respond to evil with good, taking the cross upon themselves as Jesus did" - Pope Francis

"If Jesus Christ had run as an independent, Rick Perry would have beat him." - Kinky Friedman

"I've stuck to the same things for twenty years. I try to look like a slightly edgy geography teacher. Like what a geography teacher looked like when I was in school. Cords, sensible shoes and glasses. I never liked geography much as a subject though. In fact the only geography teacher I can remember from school was a woman who had a moustache." - Jarvis Cocker

"It is possible to avoid Jesus as Savior as much by keeping all the Biblical rules as by breaking them." - Timothy Keller

"The wise teacher knows that 55 minutes of work plus 5 minutes laughter are worth twice as much as 60 minutes of unvaried work." - Gilbert Highet

"If you want to learn the craft of war, ponder over this book. The teacher is as a needle, the disciple is as thread. You must practice constantly." - Miyamoto Musashi

"If a teacher have any opinion which he wishes to conceal, his pupils will become as fully indoctrinated into that as into any which he publishes." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A teacher had once told them that men were either beasts, gentlemen, or beasts masquerading as gentlemen. Might there be a fourth category - gentlemen masquerading as beasts?" - Sabrina Jeffries

"I'd been trained as a classical musician, but also as a pop musician. My teacher made sure that everything was available." - Jeanine Tesori

"Teacher: "If your daughter knew her spelling words as well as her Bible stories she'd get into Harvard." Me: "I'll settle for Heaven."" - Mark Hart

"I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you." - George Bernard Shaw

"I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you." - George Bernard Shaw

"Wherever you go you will find your teacher, as long as you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear." - Shunryu Suzuki

"It is just as important, perhaps more important, for the teacher to have the benefit of personal counseling when he needs it as it is for the student." - William C. Menninger

"I believe the doctor of the future will be a teacher as well as a physician. His real job will be to teach people how to be healthy." - D. C. Jarvis

"Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion." - Lorraine Anderson

"Reflect on death as in Jesus Christ, not as without Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ it is dreadful, it is alarming, it is the terror of nature. In Jesus Christ it is fair and lovely, it is good and holy, it is the joy of saints." - Blaise Pascal

"Once we see Jesus, the impossible things He does in our lives become as natural as breathing." - Oswald Chambers

"Our mission as Christians is to conform ourselves evermore to Jesus as the model of our lives." - Pope Francis

"Jesus remains unshaken as the practical man; and we stand exposed as the fools, the blunderers, the unpractical visionaries." - George Bernard Shaw

"The problem with Christians is they aren't as good as Jesus. But thank God most Muslims are better than Muhammad." - Wafa Sultan

"Democracy will prevail when men believe the vote of Judas as good as that of Jesus Christ." - Thomas Carlyle

"I finally accepted Jesus. not as my personal savior, but as a man I intend to borrow money from." - George Carlin

"Unbelief is judged by Jesus not as an intellectual error but as a hostile act of prejudice against God himself." - R C Sproul

"When you say, "Come in Jesus as my caregiver, stay out as my Lord," he can't. He's both." - Timothy Keller

"If you see yourself as a "little sinner" you will inevitably see Jesus as a "little savior"." - Martin Luther

"If you want to know God as your Father, you need to know Jesus Christ as your Savior." - Kevin Deyoung

"I saw it, said James. I saw it when he made the sparrows out of clay on the Sabbath. The teacher told him he shouldn't do such things on the Sabbath. Jesus looked at the birds and they turned into real birds. They flew away. You saw it too. He killed Eleazer, Mother, I saw it." - Anne Rice

"If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others." - Confucius

"Heavy Metal is the most conservative of all loud music. Let's face it, not even a gym teacher could get as many people to dress alike." - Jello Biafra

"Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around, and nearly every book represents what my son's third grade teacher refers to as a "teachable moment." - Anna Quindlen

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."" - Maria Montessori

"Eventually we will all understand that all wisdom is within us, and as we remember, practice and access this wisdom, we will become our own best teacher." - Brian Weiss

"A Brahmin is not so much in need of education as a Chandala. If the son of a Brahmin needs one teacher, that of a Chandala needs ten." - Swami Vivekananda

"My mom is a gym teacher, and shes not musically inclined, but she always wanted to help me out with music as best she could." - Annaleigh Ashford

"Much as a teacher may wince at the thought, he is also an entertainer-for unless he can hold his audience, he cannot really instruct or edify them." - Sydney J Harris

"Living fearlessly is not the same as never being afraid. It's good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher." - Michael Ignatieff

"Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three." - Confucius

"The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit." - Anonymous

"There is only one difference between teacher and disciple: the former is slightly less afraid than the latter." ~Deidre O"Neill, known as Edde (p. 213)" - Paulo Coelho

"By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart." - Phillip Moffitt

"Let every man consider virtue as what devolves on himself. He may not yield the performance of it even to his teacher." - Confucius

"There is only one difference between teacher and disciple: the former is slightly less afraid than the latter." ~Deidre O'Neill, known as Edde (p. 213)" - Paulo Coelho

"The highest culture is not obtained from the teacher when at school or college, so much as by our ever diligent self-education when we become men." - Samuel Smiles

"Excellent instruction is less about what a teacher does and more about what students can do and know as a result of the lesson." - Tony Wagner

"Until a teacher learns to use elements like time, space, materials, groupings, and so forth flexibly, it's incredibly difficult to teach students as they need to be taught." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching." - Parker J. Palmer

"I was taught from a young age that as a teacher, especially a male, you are to never be alone with a female, or even a male student." - Raheem Jarbo

"I was worried that, as a college teacher, if I wrote too much about intergenerational sex my students would be creeped out." - Dan Chaon

"Joe Wright [was] almost like a teacher, to be firm with me, that really stuck with me. And that helped me as I've gotten older." - Saoirse Ronan

"I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!" - Christa Mcauliffe

"My friend L___ is in town, and intends trying his fortune among us- as teacher of murder and neck-breaking, alias, fencing and riding." - Ignatius Sancho

"If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others." - Confucius

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." - Robert Breault

"A good teacher explains, while a great teacher inspires" - William Arthur Ward

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." - Robert Brault

"It is imperative that Christians be like Jesus, by living freely within the culture as missionaries who are as faithful to the Father and His gospel as Jesus was in His own time and place." - Mark Driscoll

"Let Nature be your teacher" - William Wordsworth

"Experience is a thorough teacher ..." - Mary Jane Holmes

"A mediocre music teacher tells. A good music teacher explains. A superior music teacher demonstrates. A great music teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward



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