A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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.
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'.
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.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
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."
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
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.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
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.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
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.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
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