There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
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.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
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