True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
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'.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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.'
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
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.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
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