The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
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.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
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