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The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people

to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in


making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross

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

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

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

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.


~Alexander the Great

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom
Brokaw

Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around. ~Helen


Peters

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

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl
Menninger

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

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no
bottom. ~Author Unknown
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our


bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy
League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
~Thurgood Marshall

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge,


and wisdom in the pupils. ~Ever Garrison

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the
burden of another. Thank you. ~Author Unknown

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. ~Jacques
Barzun

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and
remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of


others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
~Author Unknown

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
~Cynthia Ozick

There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August.
~Author Unknown

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~Author
Unknown

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

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others


belong to us as well. ~Voltaire

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. ~Khalil Gibran
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our
blessings. ~Eric Hoffer

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.


~Gail Godwin

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that
gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

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

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ~James Allen

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have
helped you. ~John E. Southard

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living
ordinary lives. ~Tracy Chapman

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.


~William James

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not
giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

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

“A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.”

Aristotle

“Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.”


Aristotle

“Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.”
Cato

“Teach the children so that it willnot be necessary to teach the adults.”


Abraham Lincoln
“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system
respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject
which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least
a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”


Benjamin Franklin

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future
life.”
Plato

“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”
Plutarch

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”


Alexander the Great

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

“Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.”


Helen Peters

“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”


Soren Kierkegaard

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”


Andy McIntyre

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves


throughout their lives.”
Robert M. Hutchins

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”


Victor Hugo

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and
inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and
catastrophe.”
H.G. Wells

“Without teacher appreciation there can’t be any student progress.”


Theresa Grimm

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

“Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”


Malcolm Forbes

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.”


Gail Godwin

“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

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about
besides homework.”
Lilly Tomlin

“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without


which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
James A. Garfield

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”


Helen Keller

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”
Jacques Barzun

“In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and
remains so, maybe for twenty years.”
Jacques Barzun

“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their


highest award.”
William Prince
“I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.”
Wilson Mizner

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

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”


Mark van Doren

“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 are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.


The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.”
Haim Ginott

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our


bootstraps. We got here because somebody (a parent, a teacher, an Ivy
League crony or a few nuns) bent down and helped us pick up our boots.”
Thurgood Marshall

“The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student
superior.”
Marva Collins

“The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary"


people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it
is in making winners out of ordinary people.”
Patricia Cross

“To teach is to learn twice.”


Joseph Joubert

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”


John C. Dana

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He
inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that
quickens him. He will have no disciple.”
Amos Alcott
“When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.”
The Talmud

“Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.”


Bob Talbert

“A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism.”


Louis Berman

“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 Quinn

“Public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at
the bottom of the institutional pyramid.”
Tracy Kidder

“If students don’t feel teacher appreciation, their whole education has
failed.”
Michael Balkers

“Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.”
Karl Kraus

“A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”


Thomas Carruthers

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”


Chinese proverb

“There are three good reasons to be a teacher: June, July, and August.”
Anonymous

”Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.”


Anonymous

“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”
Anonymous
“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.”
Anonymous

“A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for
others.”
Anonymous

“A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to


develop students who can create their own image.”
Anonymous

“Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts.”


Anonymous
"By viewing the old we learn the new"
Chinese Proverb

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

"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right


answers."
Josef Albers

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences..."
Amos Alcott

"We think of the effective teachers we have had over the years with a sense
of recognition, but those who have touched our humanity we remember with
a deep sense of gratitude."
Anonymous student

"The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves."


Joseph Campbell

"To teach is to learn twice."


Joseph Joubert

"When asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, 'Not to unlearn
what you have learned!'"
Diogenes Laertius

"Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of


conditions of men --the balance wheel of the social machinery...It does better
than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being
poor."
Horace Mann

"The critical factor is not class size but rather the nature of the teaching as it
affects learning."
C.B. Neblette

"The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people


to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in
making winners out of ordinary people."
K. Patricia Cross

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

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

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

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison. "


Victor Hugo

"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. "
Karl Menninger

"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

"None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our


bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy
League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots. "
Thurgood Marshall

"There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August. "
Author Unknown
"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

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre."


Gail Godwin

"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

"A good teacher is a good student first. By repeating his lessons, he acquires
excellence."
M. K. Soni

"My coach is like a teacher, my former manager was like a drill sergeant."
Goodbye Manager, Hello Coach

"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about
besides homework."
Lily Tomlin

"None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our


bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy
League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots."
Thurgood Marshall

"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right


answers."
Josef Albers

"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism."


Colleen Wilcox

"A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by
encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as
comets amongst the stars."
Carl Von Linne

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."


Mark van Doren

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."


Victor Hugo

"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are
those who think they know more than they don't know."
R. Verdi

Teaching special education may be one of the more difficult teaching


positions in the public school system and it is important to bolster special
education teacher’s drive and encourage them to not give up when the going
gets tough. Here are some quotes that may provide some of that
encouragement:

"The road to success is always under construction" ~Lily Tomlin

When you hit a few bumps in the road or have to take a detour, keep your
head up, you're still on the right road!

"Teachers can't burn out if they aren't on fire." ~Anita Voelker

Find ways to keep that fire burning and if you feel like your'e burning out,
take a personal day and find a way to rekindle the fire.

"Perseverance can tip the scale from failure to success." ~Unknown

Keep on keeping on and never give up on your students, they need your
perseverance to to succeed.

"A lesson plan is perfect until the children arrive." ~Jane Wardrop

Don't give up if a lesson goes terribly! Learn from what happened and look
forward to the next opportunity to try again.

"School is a place to process mistakes." ~Anita Voelker

Teachers need to provide students a safe haven for making mistakes and
learning lessons. Make the most of mistakes and provide additional
opportunities for success.
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do
something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the
something that I can do." ~Edward Everett Hale

"Fatigue is the price of leadership. Mediocrity is the price of never getting


tired." ~J. Oswald Sanders

The aim (of education) must bet the training of independently acting and
thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their
highest life achievement."

The school should always have as its aim that the young person leave it as a
harmonious personality, not as a specialist."

Otherwise, he - with his specialized knowledge - more closely resembles a


well-trained dog than a harmoniously developed person."

1. Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind.
The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea
spark another.
Marva Collins

2. Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their


highest award.
William Prince

3. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression


and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

4. 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

5. A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a


desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann
6. Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun

7. The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind;
to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the
accumulation of others.
Tyron Edwards

8. He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to


be reverenced as a master.
Samuel Johnson

9. What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the
man who instructs the rising generation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

10. Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the
hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Epictetus

11. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary'


people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it
is in making winners out of ordinary people.
K. Patricia Cross

12. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of
wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Kahlil Gibran

13. Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

14. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
John Lubbock

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

16. Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they
invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully
collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
Nikos Kazantzakis

17. A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove,
what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the
world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.
Forest Witchcraft

18. Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right
answers.
Josef Albers

19. What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires
more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable than
teaching?
Harriet Martineau

20. Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in
winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.
Pindar

21. Thought flows in terms of stories -- stories about events, stories about
people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are
the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories.
Frank Smith

22. We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

23. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents,
for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle
24. A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one
single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with
rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

25. Education is the transmission of civilization.


Will Durant

26. Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating


that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as
you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Richard Bach

27. By learning you will teach;


by teaching you will understand.
Latin Proverb

28. You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner and
without any air of constraint with the further object of discerning more
readily the natural bent of their respective characters.
Plato

29. No one but us ourselves-no one can and no one way. We ourselves must
walk the path, teachers merely show the way.
Nancy Wilson Ross

30. The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in
teaching is confidence and enthusiasm.
Joyce Cary

31. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.


Victor Hugo

32. Education is the mother of leadership.


Wendell L. Willkie

33. Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest


abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which,
fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of
the nation.
John F. Kennedy

34. If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.


Tryon Edwards

35. It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Linda Conway

36. Education is the guardian genius of democracy.


It is the only dictator that free men recognize,
and the only ruler that free men require.
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

37. There is in every child a painstaking teacher so skillful that he obtains


identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language
men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one
teaches them anything.
Maria Montessori

38. 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 material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing
plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

39. I touch the future. I teach.


Christa McAuliffe

40. Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.


Anatole France

41. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin
42. Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that
by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much
they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
William Haley

43. A child miseducated is a child lost.


John F. Kennedy

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

45. To teach is to learn twice over.


Joseph Joubert

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

47. To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.


Henri Frederic Amiel

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

49. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves


throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins

50. 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

51. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well
Alexander the Great

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

53. In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and
remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Jacques Barzun

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

55. When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
The Talmud

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

57. In education it isn't how much you have committed to memory or even
how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do
know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you
need to know and it's knowing how to use the information you get.
William Feather

58. A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

59. A very wise old teacher once said: "I consider a day's teaching wasted if
we do not all have one hearty laugh." He meant that when people laugh
together, they cease to be young and old, master and pupils, jailer and
prisoners. They become a single group of human beings enjoying its
existence.
Gilbert Highet

60. A master can tell you what he expects of you.


A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Patricia Neal

"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they
invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully
collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." -- Nikos
Kazantzakis

"Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that


you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
You are all learners, doers, and teachers." -- Richard Bach
"A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one
single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with
rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form." -- Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe

"Thought flows in terms of stories -- stories about events, stories about


people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are
the best storytellers. We learn in the form of stories." -- Frank Smith

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them
become what they are capable of becoming." -- Goethe

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done


without hope and confidence." -- Helen Keller

"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind.
The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea
spark another." -- Marva Collins

"In education it isn't how much you have committed to memory or even how
much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know
and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to
know and it's knowing how to use the information you get." --William
Feather

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

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made
them feel." - Carol Buchner

"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and
endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -- Christopher Reeve

"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become
your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits,
they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." --
Frank Outlaw
"If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the
fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly." - Buddhist
proverb

"The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind;
to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the
accumulation of others." -- Tyron Edwards

"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right


answers." --Josef Albers

"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities,


because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can
be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation." --
John F. Kennedy

"Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You
have the power to help people become winners." --Ken Blanchard

"If you want to live more, you must master the art of appreciating the little
everyday blessings of life. This is not altogether a golden world but there are
countless gleams of gold to be discovered in it." --Henry Alfred Porter

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they
can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can
achieve." -- Mary Kay Ash

"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be
done." -- Marie Curie

"Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for
you to find the other three." --Confucius

"Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got
hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations." -- George Bernard Shaw

"No matter how he may think himself accomplished, when he sets out to
learn a new language, science or the bicycle, he has entered a new realm as
truly as if he were a child newly born into the world." -- Frances Willard
"We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them."
-- Jean Jacques Rousseau

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are


giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow
their own plants." -- John Gardner

"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of
wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." -- Kahlil Gibran

"A very wise old teacher once said: "I consider a day's teaching wasted if we
do not all have one hearty laugh." He meant that when people laugh together,
they cease to be young and old, master and pupils, jailer and prisoners. They
become a single group of human beings enjoying its existence." -- Gilbert
Highet

"To ensure that your work is also a play, I recommend that you develop a
personal mission statement. This will help you find what it is to enjoy so
much that you lose track of time when you're doing it." -- Ken Blanchard

"Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not
something discovered. It is something molded." -- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted."
-Linda Conway

"The greatest sign of a success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The


children are now working as if I did not exist." -- Maria Montessori

"There is in every child a painstaking teacher so skillful that he obtains


identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language
men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one
teaches them anything." --Maria Montessori

"We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits
to the adequacy of verbal instruction." -- Malcom Gladwell

"You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner and without
any air of constraint with the further object of discerning more readily the
natural bent of their respective characters." -- Plato
"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.
If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry.
Worry never fixes anything." -- Mary Hemingway

"As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your
behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take
action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action.
This never works." -- John C. Maxwell

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." --William
Butler Yeats

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the
companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him
the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in." --Rachel
Carlson

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre." -- Gail


Goldwin

"No one but us ourselves-no one can and no one way. We ourselves must
walk the path, teachers merely show the way." -- Nancy Wilson Ross

"There are two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take
the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there." --
Indira Gandhi

"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 material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and
for the soul of the child." -- Carl Jung

"Every time you wake up and ask yourself, "What good things am I going to
do today?," remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it takes a part
of your life with it." --Indian proverb

"Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that
by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much
they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it." --
William Haley
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and
knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What
we need is to love without getting tired." -- Mother Theresa

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something


else is the greatest accomplishment." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." --


Benjamin Franklin

"I challenge you to make your life like a masterpiece. I challenge you to join
the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk." --
Anthony Robbins

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what
kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world
may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." --
Forest Witchcraft

Treat the students the way you would want to be treated.

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the
sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world maybe
different because I was important in the life of a child." - Kathy Davis -
thanks bev98

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and
generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education
should be to unlock that treasure- Emma Golmam

Don't set your wit against a child- Johnathan Swift

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand- Author


unknown

A A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money. -
Author unknown

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. - Thomas


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

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become
a teacher of others. - Confucius

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the
lesson. - Vernon Law

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. - Anonymous

I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly


every minute here in mortality. - M. Russell Ballard

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he


meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the
implications of therapy for significant learning. - Carl Rogers

All learning begins with the simple phrase, "I don't know".

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

"They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made
them feel."

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless. ~
Mother Teresa

The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow
won't wait while you do the work. ~ Patricia Clafford

Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them. -- George
Orwell

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.--Alvin Toffler

'It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds
of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and
always to think for themselves.' --- Robert Hutchins

"It is not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that
really counts." - Unknown
"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you
learned this afternoon." - Anonymous

"One father is worth 100 schoolmasters." - George Herbert

"By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn." - Latin Proverb

"If the student fails to learn, the teacher fails to teach." -

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -

"To teach is to learn twice." - Joseph Joubert

Challenge of the day : Find something good in everyone. - Unknown

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." - Henry
Ford

"Teach a child how to think, not what to think." - Sidney Sugarman

"When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble." - Mark
Twain

"Teacher : The child's third parent." - Hyman Berston

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

"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliffe.

"To teach is to touch lives forever." - Anonymous

"Good teacher is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater." - Gail


Godwin

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." -
Bob Talbert

Come to the edge.


We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came
and he pushed
and they flew...
Christopher Logue

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that they 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

We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles
to be lit.
Robert H. Shaffer

Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which
many children will see their future
Thomas Mckinnon

Judge each day, not by the harvest, but by the seeds you plant.

You might be one person to the world, but the world to one young person.

Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

Tell me and I will forget,


Show me and I will learn,
Involve me and I will understand
Teton Lakota (Indian saying)

When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.


Eleanor Roosevelt

Your greatest challenge might be to learn to love yourself.

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what
they become by it.
John Ruskin

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up


Mark Twain

Inspirational Teacher Quotes

The difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is the little extra.
I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually
happened.
Mark Twain

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss
it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo

The one thing in life that you can change is yourself, but sometimes that
makes all the difference to you and the world.

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness, peace and success. They
chase idle dreams, addictions, and religions hoping to fill the emptiness that
plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was
within.

Don't let your past define who you are, but let it be part of who you will
become.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.


Mahatma Ghandi

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.


Albert Einstein

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fall seven times, stand up eight.


Japanese proverb

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.


Vince Lombardi

Imagination is more important than knowledge.


Albert Einstein
If you never budge, don't expect a push.
Malcolm S. Forbes

Inspirational Teacher Quotes

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond
their greatest failure.
Napoleon Hill

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these, it might have
been!
John Greenleaf Whittier

Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul,
and sometimes even in myself.
Kevyn Aucoin

Hope sees the invisble, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

There are three kinds of people in this world: those who make things happen,
those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right


answers.”
Josef Albers

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influences...
“
--Amos Alcott

“Education is understanding relationships."


George Washington Carver

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”


Albert Einstein
“To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the
first task of the teacher.”
Maria Montessori

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves


throughout their lives."
Robert Maynard Hutchins

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of


society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."
Helen Caldicott, author and peace activist

"The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who
tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you
with a sharp stick called truth."
Dan Rather

"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do
best. It requires long hours, patience, and care."
Horace Mann

“Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the
things you will do best.”
Marva Collins

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. "


Gail Godwin

"If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others "


Tryon Edwards

"A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a
desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron."
Horace Mann
"When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble."
Mark Twain

"Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great
equalizer of the conditions of man...."
Horace Mann

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

"The mediocre teacher tells.” “Being able to help someone learn


something is a talent.”
Margaret Riel

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can
continue growing as we continue to live.”
Mortimer Adler

“Education's responsibility is to replace an empty mind with an open


one.”
Malcolm Forbes

“Teaching, is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought


of as a mission.”
Dr. Ralph Tyler

"Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren't able
to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don't just teach; they
can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the
world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more
than useful facts and marketable skills."
Charles Platt
"The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential
for good or bad... Several future presidents are learning from me today; so
are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary
people who will make the decisions in a democracy. I must never forget these
same young people could be the thieves and murderers of the future. Only a
teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must
be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve
tomorrow."
Ivan Welton Fitzwater

“Knowing it and applying it are two different things.” Ignorance


doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.”
Haitian proverb

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.”


Mary McLeod Bethune

“I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for
ones self.”
George Washington Carver

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”


Derek Bok, President, Harvard University

“I touch the future. I teach.”


Christa McAuliffe

“The greatest discoveries all start with the question "WHY?"


Dr. Robert D. Ballard

“I see the mind of the five-year-old as a volcano with two vents:
destructiveness and creativeness.”
Sylvia Ashton-Warner
“Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never,
ever get it out.”
Cardinal Wolsey

"There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart


sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored
myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher."
Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides

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

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."


Mark Van Doren

"If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a
hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a
single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred
harvests."
Kuan Chung

"There is an old saying that the course of civilization is a race between


catastrophe and education. In a democracy such as ours, we must make sure
that education wins the race."
John F. Kennedy

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great
teacher."
Japanese proverb

"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
Anatole France
"Information is the currency of democracy."
Ralph Nader

"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended
to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with most security for the
preservation of a due degree of liberty."
Thomas Jefferson

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who
keeps learning stays young."
Henry Ford

"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

"Education is light, lack of it darkness."


Russian proverb

"Whoever first coined the phrase 'you're the wind beneath my wings' most
assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher."
Frank Trujillo

"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the
rest of us would have to settle for something less."
Lee Iacocca

"Be all that you can be. Find your future--as a teacher."
Madeline Fuchs Holzer

"I touch the future. I teach."


Christa McAuliffe
"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere"

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."


Moliere

"I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand."

"All professions can boast but the teacher taught them all."

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't."
Thomas Edison

"The most important thing about education is appetite."


Winston Churchill

"We cannot learn without pain."


Aristotle

"Don't get mad; get better."


Cindy Bristow

"Success is not a matter of luck or genius. Success is the outcome of


adequate preparation and indomitable determination."
Alcott

"The man who never made a mistake, never made anything."

"The space around the thought is just as important as that inside the bubble."

"The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind;
to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the
accumulation of others."
Tryon Edwards

"When you reach a point in your life when you have to question the magic of
creation, and all the world seems against you, remember: we do not live in a
world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions... it is up to you to decide,
to which world you belong."

"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."

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the
sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be
different because I was important in the life of a child."
Forest E. Witcraft

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say
"thank you?"
William Arthur Ward (American dedicated scholar, author, editor, pastor and
teacher)

"There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is
the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is
experience, which is the bitterest."

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who
can live at peace with others."

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an


uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."
Helen Keller

"The classroom - not the trench - is the frontier of freedom now and
forevermore."
Lyndon B. Johnson

"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with


diligence."
Samuel Johnson

"In youth we learn; in age we understand"


Von Ebner-Eschenbach

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts,
acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we
all help one another, everybody wins."
Jim Stovall

"If you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your
existence on earth is to find it."
Oprah Winfrey

"Every education has difficulty. As the education gets higher, the difficulty
gets harder and becomes a challenge. Every subsequent challenge brings
enjoyment. Try to imagine enjoying your studies. This makes studies easier."
"Whatever the result may be, the one who sincerely tries with all the best
efforts that he can input, will never be disappointed."

"If you don't get at it, it won't get done."

"There may always be someone smarter and wiser than you, but if you
believe in yourself and try hard, no one could ever achieve as much as you."

"Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Txes M&A Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht


oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and
lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll
raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really
knew. They're what make the instrument stretch- what make you go beyond
the norm."
Tyson

"To live life with no regrets is to understand the process of learning."

"Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in


return."

"If a million people believe in a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

And some humorous quotations to give you a laugh...

If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?


Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.

I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

Quoting one is plagiarism; quoting many is research.

No one is listening until you make a mistake.

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.

You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

Half the people you know are below average.

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

If procrastinators had a club would they ever have a meeting?


7/5th of all people do not understand fractions.

If practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, why practice?

Why is there always one in every crowd?

I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

Is it possible to have deja vu and amnesia at the same time?

I am lost. I've gone to find myself. If I should return before I get back, ask
me to wait."

My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was


God and I didn't!

I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Don't take life too seriously; no one gets out alive.

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

I'm not a complete idiot -- some parts are missing.

Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

"The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams