What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.
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.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
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.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
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.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
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