The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
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'.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
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.
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.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
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.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
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.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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