Best Teachers Quotes

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Motivational Teachers Quotes – Teachers Day

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” » Paulo Coelho

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” » William Arthur Ward

“They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it.” » Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

“When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” » William Glasser

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” » Albert Einstein

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” » Aristotle

“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

“the calling of the teacher. There is no craft more privileged. To awaken in another human being powers, dreams beyond one’s own; to induce in others a love for that which one loves; to make of one’s inward present their future; that is a threefold adventure like no other.” » George Steiner, Lessons of the Masters

“That’s what education should be,” I said, “the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn’t be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn’t facing the right way.” » Plato, the Republic

“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

Teachers Quotes: They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it. » Nicholas Sparks

“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” » Sidney Hook

“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.” » John Steinbeck

“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.” » Joe Manchin

“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” » Andy Rooney

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” » Brad Henry

“The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.” » Elbert Hubbard

“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” » Robert Frost

“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.” » Temple Grandin

“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” » Philip Wylie

“A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.” » Martin H. Fischer

“In teaching others we teach ourselves.”

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

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“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 Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” » Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American historian, journalist and novelist.

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” » Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” » Albert Einstein

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” » Robert Frost

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” » Confucius

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

Funny Teacher Quotes

“To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler—and less trouble.” » Mark Twain

“I never did very well in math—I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.” » Calvin Trillin

“My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers.” » Woody Allen

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” » Louis-Hector Berlioz

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.” » Bill Gates

“Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.” » Gracie Allen

“You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day.” » Jay Mohr

“As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools.”

“We need excellence in public education and if the teachers can’t do it, we’ll send in a couple of policemen.” » Frank Rizzo

“Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.” » Dan Quayle

“The teacher should make a concerted effort never to lose his temper in the presence of the class. If a man, he may take refuge in profane soliloquies. If a woman, she may follow the example of one sweet-faced tranquil girl who went out in the yard and gnawed a post.” » William Lyon Phelps

Teacher's Quotes You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.

“I had, out of my sixty teachers, a scant half dozen who couldn’t have been supplanted by phonographs.” » Don Herold

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.” » Flannery O’Connor

“If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do [things], then YOU DESERVE IT.” » Frank Zappa

“One can always tell it’s summer when one sees school teachers hanging about the streets idly, looking like cannibals during a shortage of missionaries.” » Robertson Davies

“A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.” » Henry Youngman

“Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.” » Minna Thomas Antrim

“The 2 rules of Judo training: 1) the teacher is always right and 2) when you think the teacher is wrong, refer to rule one.”

“You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.”

“You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.”

“You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ and know you have been spotted.”

“You have 25 people who  accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.”

“You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.”

“You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.”

“You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.”

“You believe the Teacher’s Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.”

“You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”.”

“You believe chocolate is a food group.”

“You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.”

“You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.””

“You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.”

“You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.”

“You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.”

“You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items!”

“You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.””

“You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.”

“You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.”

“You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents.”

“Sometimes, you got to teach yourself how to get up from a hard fall….”

“Because if you call for someone’s help…they just might push you back down.”

“Never try to teach a pig to sing, it only wastes your time and annoys the pig.”

“”The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, the great teacher inspires.””

“You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret”

“Dont tell them they are wrong if you cant prove them wrong”

“that awkward moment when you finish your test early and you don’t want to be the first one to hand it in so you wait for someone else to do it first”

“You can not say you know how to do something, until you can teach it to someone else.”

“There’s always that one, dumb ass kid who always reminds the teacher about homework & tests.”

“Teachers can open the door but it’s your choice whether to walk through or not”

 

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