Quotes About Teaching

Teaching is the profession that teaches 
all the other professions....Unknown.

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents 
who merely gave them birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, 
the other ensures a good life....Aristotle.

When the student is ready -- the lesson appears....Gene Oliver.

If you want to build a ship, 
donít drum up the men to gather wood, 
divide the work and give orders. 
Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and 
endless sea....Antoine De Saint-Exupery.

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible 
and important members of society 
because their professional efforts 
affect the fate of the earth....Helen Caldicott.

We learn to do something by doing it.
There is no other way...What 
we can best learn from good teachers 
is how to teach ourselves better....John Holt. 

If a child can't learn the way we teach, 
maybe we should teach the way 
they learn....Ignacio 'Nacho' Estrada.

Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come 
to believe, the essence of civilization...Without it, 
the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a
soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until 
it is spent in exhaustion or futility.....Bill Moyers.

If kids come to us [educators/teachers] from strong, 
healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. 
If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, 
functioning families, it makes our job 
more important....Barbara Colorose. 

Train to lead, lead by example....Tolbert.

The children you teach are messages to a 
future that you will never see....Unknown.

Inspired teachers...cannot be ordered by the gross 
from the factory. They must be discovered one by one, 
and brought home from the woods and swamps like orchids. 
They must be placed in a conservatory, not in a carpenter shop; 
and they must be honored and trusted....John Jay Chapman. 

Most teachers are knowledgeable. 
Good teachers are intelligent. 
Great teachers are patient. 
Exceptional teachers are students 
themselves....Dale Dubin. M.D.

Those things that hurt, instruct....Benjamin Franklin.

Instead of trying to reach your students by always 
making them act more like adults, approach your day 
with the spirit of a child and your classroom will become 
your playground....Marsha Bass.

A good teacher is one who can understand those who 
are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who 
are not very good at understanding....Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The job of a teacher is to excite in the young a boundless 
sense of curiosity about life, so that the growing child shall 
come to apprehend it with an excitement tempered by
awe and wonder....John Garrett. 

A poor surgeon hurts one person at a time. 
A poor teacher hurts 130....Unknown.

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

A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still 
learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp 
unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who 
has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic
with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, 
can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them....Rabindranath Tagore.

If I stop learning today, I will be teaching badly tomorrow.
The greatest teachers must pursue life-long learning....Unknown.

The more you prepare outside class, the less you
perspire in class. The less you perspire in class, 
the more you inspire the class....Ho Boon Tiong. 

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

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

Someone asked my teacher why he was a teacher 
and not a doctor, scientist, astronomer, or anything Else. 
Why a teacher? He responded with, "Because without teachers, 
there would not be those doctors, astronomers, or scientists"....Mr. Crocker.

Teachers don't impact for a year, but for a lifetime.....Unknown.

I am a teacher. It is the greatest gift that life could give me, 
since I am allowed to spend my days with the future of the world.
My students will be Presidents, Doctors, Lawyers, and Craftspeople; 
but hopefully they will all be teachers to someone....Jack Podojil.


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