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Teachers believe they have a gift for giving;
by A. Bartlett Giamatti

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving;
it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that
drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

 

There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand
for the life of them why I would got to work on something
as unserious as baseball.
If they only knew.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

No one man is superior to the game.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

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On matters of race, on matters of decency,
baseball should lead the way.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree.
They are on the left and right.
They are not confined to a single part of the society.
They are terrorists of the mind.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
- Dan Quayle

My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad,
she started dating one my teachers!
- Meg Cabot

The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers,
they're the least remembered people.
- Daniel Berrigan

The teachers are getting screwed, blued,
and tattooed by the system.
- Kinky Friedman

We have the Troops to Teachers program,
which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching.
- Ralph Regula

Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
- Bryant H. McGill

I had a terrible education.
I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
- Woody Allen

Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families,
our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives.
- Kenny Guinn

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

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

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

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

Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects
than the over worked teachers.
- Albert Bandura

Give your teachers the respect they deserve,
because they are the ones who can help you get where you need to go.
- Richard Howard

So one of the things that happened with integration
in the South is they found that the black teachers
were much more educated than the white teachers.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria -
when I grew up in Austria I had a great education.
I had great teachers.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown.
To get in good with the teachers.
- Christine Lavin

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers,
who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
- Simone Weil

Teachers are our greatest public servants;
they spend their lives educating our young people and
shaping our Nation for tomorrow.
- Solomon Ortiz

Our educational results lag behind other states,
and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential
of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels

Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
- W. S. Merwin

And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety -
for teachers in public schools,
and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful.
- Warren Beatty

But in the life of every man there are influences of
a far more real and penetrating character than those
which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
- Frederic William Farrar

For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living,
which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few,
but to live well belongs to all.
- Lactantius

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
- Joyce A. Myers

Experience: that most brutal of teachers.
But you learn, my God do you learn.
- C. S. Lewis

I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.
- Francis Ford Coppola

American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones;
they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness,
its lights and its shadows.
- John Philip Sousa

I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers;
rather,
compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
- Kyan Douglas

At school I was always trying to con my teachers into
letting me act out book reports instead of writing them.
- Laura Linney

Education is the key to success in life,
and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
- Solomon Ortiz

We really think it is a good thing for scientists to
spend a little bit of their time either in the community
or in schools or helping to train high school teachers.
- Thomas R. Cech

As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country,
we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year,
close to 5,000 support staff and faculty.
- Jon Porter

There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill
you with so much quail shot that you can't move,
and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind
and you jump to the skies.
- Robert Frost

Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
- Maya Lin

Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'.
The best teachers are the ones that know that.
- Morley Safer

Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our
students better by focusing on attracting and retaining
the quality teachers by raising teacher pay.
- Jeb Bush

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures,
and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to
give children the education they need.
- Christopher Bond

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around,
his friends, they were working for the Government and
their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.
- C. L. R. James

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.
- Mike Huckabee

If kids come to educators and teachers from strong,
healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier.
If they do not come to us from strong,
healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
- Barbara Colorose

Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers,
I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
- John Engler

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core
of what they teach is strategy.
- Michael Porter

Since the conception of our country,
America has held that parents,
not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts,
hold the primary responsibility of educating their children.
- John Doolittle

Children should learn that reading is pleasure,
not just something that teachers make you do in school.
- Beverly Cleary

Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice,
don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides,
Sunday school teachers?
- Martin Goldsmith

I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with
a system that couldn't fire its incompetents,
and I had my share of incompetent college teachers.
- Luke Ford

I learned never to listen to acting teachers because
they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
- Tim Robbins

However, the Government has made it clear that we do
not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing
nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy.
- Estelle Morris

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible.
If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom
and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever,
whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
- Norman MacCaig

'Educational' refers to the process,
not the object.
Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers
could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.
- Terry Prachett

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers:
good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas


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