Quotations: Teaching

To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.

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

Teachers are those who help us in resolving problems which, without them, we wouldn't have

Those who cannot teach - administrate

Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live.
Sasha Azevedo

We can teach from our experience, but we cannot teach experience.
Sasha Azevedo

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
G. K. Chesterton

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

If kids come to us [educators / teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
Barbara Colorose

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark van Doren

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the naturals, the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Peter F. Drucker

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
Albert Einstein

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Ignacio Estrada

The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy
Anatole France

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.
Kahlil Gibran

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

I've come to the frightening conclusioin that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.
Dr. Haim Ginott

One mark of a great educator is the ability to lead students out to new places where even the educator has never been
Thomas Groome

There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly
Lola May

The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Maria Montessori

I think a secure profession for young people is history teacher, because in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach
Bill Muse

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Patricia Nea

You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you remain always a pupil.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer
Alice Wellington Rollins

No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.
Bertrand Russell

More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
Bertrand Russell

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw

Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism
Colleen Wilcox

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