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My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough,
by Mother Jones

My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough,
someone who needed smoothing.
- Mother Jones

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mother Jones

That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares
for if he is to remain resolute.
- Mother Jones

Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall,
and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!
- Mother Jones

 

The miners lost because they had only the constitution.
The other side had bayonets.
In the end, bayonets always win.
- Mother Jones

If they want to hang me, let them.
And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!
- Mother Jones

I believe that no man who holds a leader's position
should ever accept favors from either side.
He is then committed to show favors.
A leader must stand alone.
- Mother Jones

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Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike.
- Mother Jones

I learned in the early part of my career that labor
must bear the cross for others' sins,
must be the vicarious sufferer for the wrongs that others do.
- Mother Jones

My address is like my shoes.
It travels with me.
I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
- Mother Jones

I preferred sewing to bossing little children.
- Mother Jones

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron,
ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
- Mother Jones

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
- Mother Jones

I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country.
You don't need a vote to raise hell!
You need convictions and a voice!
- Mother Jones

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

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

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

There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose
influence I would not be as happy with who I am.
- Mackenzie Astin

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

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
- Charles Kuralt

Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers.
- Joshua Reynolds

I do not see any reason why they should not be given
the means to give their teachers just as high an education
as is secured by attendance at the Protestant schools.
- Charles Tupper

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected;
when they do not have ritual and moral principles,
then their lawlessness is not controlled.
- Xun Zi

The only reason we make good role models is because
you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways.
But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
- Dante Hall

Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide...
and our teachers know that.
- Solomon Ortiz

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

We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes
of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science
classrooms in order to engage the students.
- Patrick Stewart

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

'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

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

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone

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

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

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

So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum.
We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers
how to educate the kids about their musical heritage.
- Margaret Whiting

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers,
motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez

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

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

My teachers helped guide and motivate me;
but the responsibility of learning was left with me,
an approach to learning which was later reinforced
by my experiences at Amherst.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn

When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests,
there's bound to be a conflict.
- Ian Hart

Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others
were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
- Lloyd Alexander

Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.
- Maggie Gallagher

At the federal level, we must help, not hinder,
local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators
as they make decisions about educating our children.
- Mark Kennedy

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

If we had in this room a hundred teachers,
good teachers from good schools, and asked them to
define the word education,
there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser

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

Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is,
you need to talk with children, to teachers,
and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
- Rita Dove

I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete
examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us.
Teachers have thousands of people who remember them
for the rest of their lives.
- Andy Rooney

We teachers can only help the work going on,
as servants wait upon a master.
- Maria Montessori

The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds,
who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
- Catharine Beecher

I think hidden underneath a lot of teachers are very sexy women.
- Andie MacDowell

My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings,
as did many immigrants.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist,
teachers can be put under great pressure.
- Estelle Morris

We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.
- Donald Norman

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 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

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

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

Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for
being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!
- Steve Wozniak

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

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

We can not wait until we have enough trained people
willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions
imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
- Major Owens

We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary.
- Trevor Phillips

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

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


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