Teacher - Quotes & Sayings

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I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Khalil Gibran

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.

Eliphas Levi

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.

Temple Grandin

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Bill Gates

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

C. S. Lewis

A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.

Eva Amurri

A child's first teacher is its mother.

Peng Liyuan

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

Philip Wylie

It's the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.

Michael Morpurgo

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

Henry Adams

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama

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

Alexander the Great

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

Lily Tomlin

The funniest memory that I can recall about my school days has to be one incident that involved unfinished homework for numerous days. I didn't do any of my homework for days and days at a stretch, and kept stalling my teacher that I was extremely unwell and was under heavy medication.

Karan Patel

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.

Morihei Ueshiba

I'm so free-spirited. Everyone has a me inside them: that loud girl that just wanna go, 'Ayyyy!' No matter if you a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, it comes out.

Cardi B

My sister and I cooked a lot together; my sister was a very healthy vegetarian. She was always a real good teacher for me about organics, recycling, composting -whenever you hear me talk about it, it's usually because of my sister's influence.

Guy Fieri

When people say, you know, 'Good teacher,' 'Prophet,' 'Really nice guy'... this is not how Jesus thought of Himself. So you're left with a challenge in that, which is either Jesus was who he said he was or a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.

Bono

So what does a good teacher do? Create tension - but just the right amount.

Donald Norman

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

Mahatma Gandhi

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

Martin H. Fischer

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth

I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment.

James Levine

Ask any successful person, and most will tell you that they had a person who believed in them... a teacher, a friend, a parent, a guardian, a sister, a grandmother. It only takes one person, and it doesn't really matter who it is.

Sean Covey

Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students.

Godfrey Reggio

There is no employing class, no working class, no farming class. You may pigeonhole a man or woman as a farmer or a worker or a professional man or an employer or even a banker. But the son of the farmer will be a doctor or a worker or even a banker, and his daughter a teacher. The son of a worker will be an employer - or maybe president.

Herbert Hoover

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.

Warren Bennis

A mentor, a 'teacher,' is like an editor. I absolutely value my editor, who is my teacher.

David Bergen

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 five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.

Bruce Barton

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.

James S. Coleman

I was not a good teacher; I didn't have the sort of edge one should have on the students, so I decided to do something else.

Terrence Malick

When I had my first voice lesson I was 15 years old. And I had a really good teacher. This is what made all the difference. A good teacher will teach you the technique, but also how to listen to your voice.

Cecilia Bartoli

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!

Anne Sullivan

I'm into books - I love literature, so I toyed with the idea of being an English teacher. I had a fantastic English teacher at school. I think great English teachers make the world go round.

Taron Egerton

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Dr. Seuss

I flunked my exam for university two times before I was accepted by what was considered my city's worst university, Hangzhou Teachers University. I was studying to be a high school English teacher. In my university, I was elected student chairman and later became chairman of the city's Students Federation.

Jack Ma

The task of the mediator is to help the parties to open difficult issues and nudge them forward in the peace process. The mediator's role combines those of a ship's pilot, consulting medical doctor, midwife and teacher.

Martti Ahtisaari

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Arthur Koestler

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Flannery O'Connor

Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.

Keith Emerson

A teacher should have a creative mind.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I was a victim of a stereotype. There were only two of us Negro kids in the whole class, and our English teacher was always stressing the importance of rhythm in poetry. Well, everybody knows - except us - that all Negroes have rhythms, so they elected me class poet.

Langston Hughes

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

Confucius

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Oscar Wilde

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.

Joe Manchin

I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.

Harry S Truman

When people think of the word 'drive,' they often think you have it or you don't, and that's where we're wrong. Drive is something that can be encouraged by a wonderful teacher, by a terrific classroom environment, by an awesome soccer team that you are on, and it can be squashed as well.

Angela Duckworth

The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.

Mike Krzyzewski