A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
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.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
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 mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
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