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.
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.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
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.
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."
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf.
Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, "Hi, Honey, I'm home - forever."
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart.
There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
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.
Old teachers never die, they just grade away.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit... Retire!
Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.
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