It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
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.'
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.
You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
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