A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.
Old teachers never die, they just grade away.
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit... Retire!
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil.
Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.
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