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Haim G. Ginott Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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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

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

I think that there are some teachers that do a very
good job of incorporating culture and history.
And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area.
- Anne Sullivan

I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a.
teachers' salaries.
It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
- Peter Brimelow

In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers
in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start
giving environmental education by the first grade,
through high school.
- Gaylord Nelson

We have run out of creativity for children and teachers
alike in the name of pushing up standards.
- Shirley Williams

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

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

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers,
not methods and techniques.
The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
- Sidney Hook

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

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

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

Great teachers transcend ideology.
- Suzanne Fields

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

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

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

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

We need to tap the resource of current and retiring
science and math professionals that have both content
mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers.
- Cathy McMorris

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

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

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

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

Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism,
in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience
of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom,
to enlightenment.
- Bell Hooks

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

Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

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

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

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

We have to provide good teachers, good environment,
community involvement with schools.
- David Selby

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

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

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

I don't think most teachers realize how much impact they have.
- Scott Hamilton

Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read.
- Eric Allin Cornell

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

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

I learned life from some good teachers.
- Eddie Murray

I want to work with the teachers' union.
But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first
and we are letting down a generation of California children.
It's not acceptable.
- Meg Whitman

Education should be one of our top funding priorities;
talking about it does not help the teachers and students
who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- 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

High school music teachers...
nobody makes a living off it.
- David Ogden Stiers

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors,
and the most patient of teachers.
- Charles W. Eliot

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children,
teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez

As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and
ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
- Bill Moyers

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers,
factory workers, and many others who work hard every
day to provide the best for their families and their future.
- Leonard Boswell

Teachers didn't like me very much.
They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out.
- Clea Duvall

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

It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who
inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful,
acts ill and honors what is ill.
- Julien Benda

Why can't teachers end up owning schools,
the way waiters can open their own restaurants?
- Peter Brimelow

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

We are fortunate to have some of the greatest and best teachers in the world,
but we want to make sure that those few that try to
sneak through the system are caught in advance.
- Jon Porter

Well, first I studied piano.
I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb...
and repressive.
- Luc Ferrari

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

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

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

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

There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred -
by living our ideals,
the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers,
exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
- Helen Thomas

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

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

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

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really,
really looked out for me and really encouraged all that.
And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
- William Joyce

Everything good that I know was taught to me by great
teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the
technique is the thing to do.
- Betty Buckley

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

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


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