The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
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.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.