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Teacher Quotes

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Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

Related topics: Wisdom

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

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I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

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

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

Vadim was both my teacher and my husband.
I placed myself entirely in his hands.
- Brigitte Bardot

It was God who made me so beautiful.
If I weren't, then I'd be a teacher.
- Linda Evangelista

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher,
nor will learning alone do it.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent,
and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman

People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider
myself a student of hip-hop.
- Doug E. Fresh

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
- Temple Grandin

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

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

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

I felt like I was a teacher.
But nowadays, I am as much a student of his.
He writes a lot of what we play.
- Gary Burton

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does,
but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
- Maria Montessori

A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must
hold his audience's attention,
then he can teach his lesson.
- John Henrik Clarke

In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy.
I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their
parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do.
- Lucas Grabeel

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

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist
usually is in the work of any other,
with the possible exception of the teacher who backs
him or the student who honors him.
- Jean Rostand

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.
For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example.
- Timothy McVeigh

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Charming women can true converts make,
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
- George Farquhar

I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.
- Christopher Durang

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001
schools census showed that teacher numbers were at
their highest level than at any time since 1984 -
and 11,000 higher than 1997.
- Estelle Morris

It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue
severity in correcting faults is liable at times to
discourage a boy's mind from effort.
- Quintilian

I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach,
my teacher, everybody in my life.
- Jet Li

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
- Flannery O'Connor

Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely,
the teacher considers it his first task to make him
a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.
- Eugen Herrigel

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
- Patricia Neal

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

I'm the son of an everyman.
My father is a teacher.
He teaches physics at a boys' school in Sydney.
- Alex O'Loughlin

My father also happened to be an intellectual,
as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known.
Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
- James Tobin

I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.
- Brad Garrett

I am a teacher, and I am proud of it.
At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates,
and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught
first-year general chemistry.
- Roald Hoffmann

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye,
because we ask them to do so much for so little.
- Phil McGraw

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe
in the existence of the soul,
or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
- Allan Bloom

To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher.
- John Strachan

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't
relate by talking to a group of friendly students,
he'll never be a competent teacher.
- William Glasser

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

I wanted to become a kindergarten teacher like my mother.
- Ziyi Zhang

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination,
and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
- Helen Keller

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
- Henny Youngman

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be,
not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- Frederick William Robertson

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good
at all, even in his own generation.
But as a personality, he is immortal.
- Max Beerbohm

As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the
same amount of attention to everything.
That can wear you down.
- Marilyn Hacker

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

You never stop learning.
If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.
- Elisabeth Rohm

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
- Diogenes of Sinope

I went to a Catholic high school and it seemed like
every time I drew something for a class project,
it either got thrown away by the teacher or something.
- Mike Judge


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