What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
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.
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.
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.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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.
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