Teacher quotes page 2
Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is.
The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of
reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful.
H. L. Mencken
One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.
I used to say, "Things cost too much." Then my teacher straightened me out on that by
saying, "The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford
it." That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't "it" - the problem was "me."
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells
you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and
analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -
that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a
temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing,
doing nothing, and being nothing.
Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than
absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
William Arthur Ward
The best organizations assign people to jobs in much the same way that sports coaches or
music teachers choose exercises for their students - to push them beyond their current
capabilities and build the skills that are most important.
Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.
An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who
touched our human feeling. 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.
Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.
Prosperity is a great teacher, adversity a greater.
What an awful trade that of professor is - paid to talk, talk, talk! It would be an awful
universe if everything could be converted into words, words, words.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: The first from his
teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
Respect your teachers more than your parents.
Confucius's student Fan Chi once respectfully asked his teacher: "What is benevolence?" The
teacher answered in two words. "Loving people." Loving other people is benevolence. Fan Chi
asked again: "What is this thing called wisdom?" The teacher said: " Knowing people." The
understanding of others is called wisdom.
Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.
Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were
composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and
disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.
Your teacher can lead you to the door; the acquiring of learning rests with each person.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What
he needs is education to turn him around.
Our first teacher is our own heart.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would
have to settle for something else, because passing civilization along from one generation to
the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for
these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: It isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who
inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge
is in books.
Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires
long hours, patience, and care.
A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.