Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
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'.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
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.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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 best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Thanks are the highest form of thought.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
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