Teachers Quotes

teachers Day India A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM  address on the eve of Teachers’ Day in India

Quotes for teachers

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

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.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.  ~Jacques Barzun
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.  ~Bob Talbert

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts.  ~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
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

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

“I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” – NLP adage

“No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education.” – John Carolus S. J.

“People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it inn terms of their goals, needs, and motives.” – Thomas Mann

“Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its values only to its scarcity.” – Samuel Johnson

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon” – E. M. Forster

“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.” – Cicero

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

“The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.” – Joseph Campbell

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch

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

“To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

“Try to present at least three options.  One is no choice at all.  Two creates a dilemma.  With three you begin to have real choice and flexibility” – Jane Revell & Susan Norman

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

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” – John Cotton Dana

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” – Galielo Galilei

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