Teachers and teaching quotes

Teachers and teaching quotes

Sometimes success and  self actualization lie in sensible words that we hear. Words that function as a stimulant, the air that we breath, the fuel that keeps our lives on the right track.  I want to share with you some of these inspirational words. So here are some of the  finest quotes about teachers and teaching. I hope the content encourages you and inspires ideas and thoughts of success. 

he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

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

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

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

By learning you will teach;
by teaching you will understand.
Latin Proverb

Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
Bishop Hall

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

We learn by teaching.
James Howell

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

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

He that teaches us anything which we knew not
before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
Samuel Johnson

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.

We teach what we like to learn and the reason many people go into teaching is vicariously to re experience the primary joy experienced the first time they learned something they loved.
Stephen Brookfield

Teaching = helping someone else learn.
L. Dee Fink

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

Teaching is truth mediated by personality.
Phyllis Brooks

The secret of education is respecting the pupil.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted.
Linda Conway

A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.

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

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.
Albert Einstein

It is the mission of the pedagogue, not to make his pupils think, but to make them think right, and the more nearly his own mind pulsates with the great ebbs and flows of popular delusion and emotion, the more admirably he performs his function. He may be an ass, but that is surely no demerit in a man paid to make asses of his customers.
H.L. Mencken

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 himself believes to be of value.
Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon
E. M. Forste

Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.
C.B. Neblette

Teach your children by what you are, not just by what you say
Jane Revell & Susan Norman

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

The basic idea behind teaching is to teach people what they need to know.
Carl Rogers

To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
George Bernard Shaw

To teach is to learn twice.
Joseph Joubert

We think too much about effective methods of teaching and not enough about effective methods of learning.
John Carolus S. J.

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

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