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Famous Sayings About Teachers

 

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"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."

Jacques Barzun

 

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"Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more."

Bob Talbert

 

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"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 Bronson Alcott

 

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"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself

to light the way for others."

-Anonymous

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"Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self

in the development of another. And surely

the student is a bank where you can deposit

your most precious treasures."

Eugene P. Bertin

 

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"The mediocre teacher tells.

The good teacher explains.

The superior teacher demonstrates.

The great teacher inspires."

William Arthur Ward

 

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"A teacher's purpose is not to create students

in his own image, but to develop students

who can create their own image."

Anonymous

 

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"What the teacher is, is more important

than what he teaches."

Karl Menninger

 

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"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

 

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"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work.

It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."

- Jacques Barzun

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"Teaching is the profession that teaches

all the other professions."

-        Anonymous

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"The best teachers teach from the heart,

not from the book."

– Anonymous

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"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell

where his influence stops."

- Henry Brooks Adams

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"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible

and important members of society because

their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."

- Helen Caldicott

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"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is

one day with a great teacher."

-Japanese proverb

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"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

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"Those who educate children well are more to be

honored than parents, for these only gave life,

those the art of living well."

Aristotle

 

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"A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor,

and makes far less money"

Anonymous

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A good teacher is like a candle –

it consumes itself to

light the way for others.

~Author Unknown

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;

teach a man how to fish and

you feed him for a lifetime.

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Teaching is not a lost art, but

the regard for it is a lost tradition. 
~Jacques Barzun

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Good teachers are costly,

but bad teachers cost more. 
~Bob Talbert

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Teaching should be full of ideas

instead of stuffed with facts. 
~Author Unknown

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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 Bronson Alcott

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A good teacher is a master of simplification

and an enemy of simplism. 
~Louis A. Berman

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We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,

substance abuse, and the failings of the family.

Then we expect them to educate our children. 
~John Sculley

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Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self

in the development of another. And surely

the student is a bank where you can deposit your

most precious treasures.

~Eugene P. Bertin

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

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The best teacher is the one who suggests

rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener

with the wish to teach himself. 
~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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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

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What the teacher is, is more important

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~Karl Menninger

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"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember.

I do, and I understand." 
- Chinese Proverb

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"If you always do what you've always done,

you'll always get what you've always got" 
- NLP adage

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"No matter how good teaching may be,

each student must take the responsibility

for his own education." 
- John Carolus S. J.

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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

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In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work.

It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. 
~Jacques Barzun

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A teacher who is attempting to teach

without inspiring the pupil with a desire

to learn is hammering on cold iron. 
~Horace Mann

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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 Bronson Alcott

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Good teachers are costly,

but bad teachers cost more. 
~Bob Talbert

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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

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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

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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. 
~Anonymous Teacher

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Teachers are expected to reach

unattainable goals with inadequate tools.

The miracle is that at times they

accomplish this impossible task. 
~Haim G. Ginott

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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 Drucker

 

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