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.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
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 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.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
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 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'.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
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.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
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