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Famous Teacher Quotations

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"Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater."
by William Hazlitt
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
by Henry Adams
"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other."
by Benjamin Franklin
"The bottom line is that if we had any idea that the teacher had any inappropriate behavior in his past, he would not have been hired here. That's the reason for the questions ? to flesh out problems in the past."
by James Evans
"Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves."
by Virginia Satir
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
by William Arthur Ward
"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge."
by Seymour Papert
"You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil."
by Anonymous
"Yoga is not something that's usually done in phys-ed, but I'm a different kind of teacher."
by Debra Sullivan
"Your Master Teacher knows all you need to learn, the perfect timing for your learning it, and the ideal way of teaching it to you. You don't create a Master Teacher / that's already been done. You discover your Master Teacher."
by Peter McWilliams
"Come forth into the light of things; Let nature be your Teacher."
by Anonymous
"Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty."
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
"If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances."
by Anonymous
"It's satisfying to know that the U.S. Department of Education recognizes the expertise of our faculty and has selected us to lead the way in improving mathematics teacher recruitment, preparation and support."
by Ken Goldberg
"Love is a better teacher than duty."
by Albert Einstein
"One of the things that we stress is never talk to a stranger. We tell them, 'Run away and tell your teacher, tell your mother, somebody you can trust. Always trust a policeman."
by Merv Adams
"It's a great opportunity, though, to teach our guys, and I think that's what it really is. If it was going to happen, it couldn't happen at a better time, the first preseason game. So, you just take it as an opportunity. There is no greater teacher than experience."
by John Harbaugh
"I think the age of disappointment is coming much earlier, where an adult figure -- a parent, a teacher or something -- truly disappoints you for the first time, at a much earlier age. I think when I was young, it happened in my late teens. I think today it's happening when you're 8 or 9 or 10 years old. And I think it's everlasting."
by Kevin Williamson
"I grew up in space times. In seventh grade, my teacher said we had to do math and science because the Russians were beating us in the space race. It was a real catalyst. I wish we had something like that today."
by Greg Olsen
"Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed."
by Marva Collins
"Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others."
by Anonymous
"A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron."
by Horace Mann
"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
by Thomas Carruthers
"A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations."
by Patricia Neal
"Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself."
by John Jay Chapman
"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."
by Amos Bronson Alcott
"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."
by Kahlil Gibran
"Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number."
by Anonymous
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
by Unknown
"A child will perform from their mind for their coach/teacher, but for a parent they perform from their heart."
by Anonymous
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."
by Gertrude Jekyll
"A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence."
by Bruce Lee
"A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism."
by Louis A. Berman
"A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130."
by Ernest Leroy Boyer
"A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching."
by Gilbert K. Chesterton
"A teacher asked her students if they could use the words 'defeat, defense, and detail' in a sentence. Little Johnny was a smarty, so he answered with, ' De feet of de dog went over de fence before de tail.'"
by Anonymous
"A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops."
by Henry Adams
"A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation."
by Howard Crosby
"Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow."
by Toru Takemitsu
"An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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."
by Carl Gustav Jung
"An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. 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."
by Carl Jung
"Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it."
by Giorgio Vasari
"As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the same amount of attention to everything. That can wear you down."
by Marilyn Hacker
"Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beingsthat doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide."
by Buddha
"Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide."
by Buddha
"Billy Hey I'm trying to score points with the teacher today. DON'T SCREW IT UP. 3rd Grader I dare you to touch her boobs. Billy Touch her boobs That's assault brotha...... Ya double dare me"
by Billy Madison
"Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place"
by Carl Jung
"Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time."
by Mark Twain
"Economics Teacher In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone Anyone... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone Anyone The tariff bill The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act Which, anyone Raised or lowered... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work Anyone Anyone know the effects It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is Class Anyone Anyone Anyone seen this before The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980 Anyone Something-d-o-o economics. Voodoo economics."
by Ferris Bueller---@---s Day Off
"Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters."
by Harry Callahan
"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."
by Warren Bennis
"Experience is the worst teacher it gives the test before presenting the lesson."
by Vernon Law
"Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards."
by anonymous
"Experience is a hard teacher becuase she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards."
by Vernon Suanders Law
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterwards."
by Vernon Law
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."
by Vernon Sanders Law
"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other"
by Benjamin Franklin
"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
by Denis Watley
"Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt."
by Peter Agre
"Human beings are full of emotion, and the teacher who knows how to use it will have dedicated learners. It means sending dominant signals instead of submissive ones with your eyes, body and voice."
by Leon Lessinger
"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
by A. C. Benson
"I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher."
by Gertrude Stein
"I do a lot of work with the Dyslexia Institute because, for people with dyslexia who do not have parental support, it is a huge disadvantage. I was fortunate because my Mum was a teacher and she taught me to work hard."
by Susan Hampshire
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
by John Steinbeck
"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."
by Edith Ann
"I will not call my teacher 'Hot Cakes'"
by Lines for detention
"I would take William H. Macy as a teacher any day of the week. He's incredible. He's got a lot of hard-earned experience."
by Skeet Ulrich
"I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you."
by George Bernard Shaw
"I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing Silent Night."
by Child Age 7
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."
by Confucius
"If you can read this, thank a teacher."
by Anonymous teacher
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge"
by Albert Einstein
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
by Albert Einstein
"Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities."
by John A. Rassias
"Listen to life, it is the wisest teacher of all."
by Unknown
"Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker."
by Zig Ziglar
"Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields."
by Friedrich Nietzsche
"Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder."
by John Ruskin
"One repays a teacher badly if one only remains a pupil."
by Nietzsche
"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example."
by Louis D. Brandeis
"Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position."
by Bertrand Russell
"Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater."
by William Hazlitt
"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years."
by George Burns
"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher."
by Morihei Ueshiba
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose"
by Bill Gates
"Teacher is not a leper"
by Lines for detention
"Teaching is more difficult than learning because what teaching calls for is this: to let learn. The real teacher, in fact, lets nothing else be learned than learning. His conduct, therefore, often produces the impression that we properly learn nothing from him, if by 'learning' we now suddenly understand merely the procurement of useful information."
by Martin Heidegger
"The bad teacher imposes his ideas and his methods on his pupils, and such originality as they may have is lost in the second-rate art of imitation."
by Stephen Neill
"The city is the teacher of the man."
by Simondes of Ceos
"The good teacher ... discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them by the stimulating influence of the inspiration that he can impart. The true leader makes his followers twice the men they were before."
by Stephen Neill
"The good man is the teacher of the bad,
And the bad is the material from which the good may learn.
He who does not value the teacher,
Or greatly care for the material,
Is greatly deluded although he may be learned.
Such is the essential mystery."

by Lao-Tzu
"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher."
by Elbert Hubbard
"The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher"
by Elbert Hubbard
"The Preacher, the Politicain, the Teacher,
Were each of them once a kiddie.
A child, indeed, is a wonderful creature.
Do I want one? God Forbiddie!"

by Ogden Nash
"The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province."
by Albert Einstein
"The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children and asks that they be prepared ... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society."
by Shirley Mount Hufstedler
"The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon."
by Maria Montessori
"The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer the activity must lie in the phenomenon."
by Maria Montessori
"The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner."
by Elbert Hubbard


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