It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
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.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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'.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
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.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
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