A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Teachers must be celebrated for moving civilization from ignorance to enlightenment, from apathy to responsibility.
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money
A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth."
The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
All practical teachers know that education is a patient process of mastery of details, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of wit or a market or a building.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we as teachers have failed.
I am a teacher. A teacher is someone who leads. There is no magic here. I do not walk on water, I do not part the sea. I just love children.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
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