There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
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.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
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 children are now working as if I did not exist.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
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