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.'
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. Your children need your presence more than your presents.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Education...is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning,... by praise, but above all -- by example.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
You will always be your child's favorite toy.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
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.
The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
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