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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Teachers:

A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she's looking at.
~ Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902.

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.
~ Louis A. Berman.

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
~ Author Unknown.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
~ Henry Brooks Adams.

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.
~ Ever Garrison.

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
~ Thomas Carruthers.

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
~ Thomas Szaz.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
~ Horace Mann.

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
~ Author Unknown.

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
~ Marva Collins.

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
~ Bob Talbert.

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
~ Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann.

If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home.
~ Author Unknown.

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job.
~ Donald D. Quinn.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
~ John F. Kennedy.

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.
~ Tracy Kidder.

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.
~ Author Unknown.

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.
~ Carl Jung.

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
~ Haim G. Ginott.

Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.
~ Author Unknown.

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
~ Author Unknown.

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."
~ Dan Rather.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
~ William Arthur Ward.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
~ Elbert Hubbard.

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