It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
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.
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.
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