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.
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.
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.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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'.
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.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.