–Education/Teaching

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Lily Tomlin

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.”
Dan Rather

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Jacques Barzun

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams

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.
Amos Bronson Alcott

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
Louis A. Berman

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
Author Unknown

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Karl Menninger

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
Terri Guillemets

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Kahlil Gibran

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate “apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
K. Patricia Cross

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Haim G. Ginott

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then you will have accomplished the meaning to live.
Sasha Azevedo

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Patricia Neal

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
Albert Einstein

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox

More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given.
Bertrand Russell

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
Alice Wellington Rollins

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Kahlil Gibran

No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.
Bertrand Russell

Research cannot and does not identify the right or best way to teach, nor does it suggest that certain instructional practices should always or never be used. But research can illuminate which instructional practices are most likely to achieve desired results, and with which kinds of learners, and under what conditions.
Myriam Met

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude of mind.
William James

Each child is living the only life he has – the only one he will ever have. The least we can do is not diminish it.
Bill Page

Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Haim Ginott

My teacher thought I was smarter than I was – so I was.
Six-year-old

School is not a place; school is a concept.
Harry K. Wong

Schools should be built better and kept up better than banks because there’s more wealth in them.
Martin Haberman

Give an elementary student three days, and the student will mirror you. Give a high school student ten days, and the student will mirror you.
Charles Galloway

That she call in sick someday, we all live in fear. We would have to cancel school if the secretary wasn’t here.
Dave Arnold

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true educator should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

Our is not the business of producing doctors, or lawyers, or teachers, or nurses, or scientists, or policemen, or sales people, or factory workers – or higher test scores. Our is the business of producing smiles on young faces, happiness in young hearts, and dreams in young minds. The rest will take care of itself.
Dan Seufert

Love is life…And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

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One response

  1. Our is not the business of producing doctors, or lawyers, or teachers, or nurses, or scientists, or policemen, or sales people, or factory workers – or higher test scores. Our is the business of producing smiles on young faces, happiness in young hearts, and dreams in young minds. The rest will take care of itself.
    Dan Seufert

    I don’t know if you will get this but my name is Dan Seufert and the quote above was one of my few original quotes. I retired from educaion after 34 years as a teacher/administrator. I want to tell you how honored I am that you used it and I wanted to thank you for doing so. Would love to hear from you. The quote was featured in an article by Harry Wong in March of 2006, and Harry later used it in a book he wrote. Thank you for sharing it with others. Sincerely, Dan Seufert kindheart1952@aol.com

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