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.
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 who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
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.
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 object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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