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.
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 good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
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 best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
Love is in all things a most wonderful teacher.
I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them.
I can't believe in Christianity, but I think Jesus was a wonderful teacher.
I had a wonderful teacher about animal behavior - my dog Rusty. He taught me that animals have personalities, minds, and feelings.
Wonderful teachers should never let themselves be drill sergeants for the state.