Teacher quotes page 3
I don't know if I've learned so much from people as from events. Events are the best
for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
C. S. Lewis
Get off your butt! You have to get smart, you have to look for teachers. I mean, that's
pretty obvious -you want to be a mechanic, you go hang out with mechanics. You want to
be a school teacher, hang out with school teachers. It's really simple. And it takes discipline,
determination, drive, correction. You can't quit.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the
teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because
if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Once one is a teacher, one becomes a parent for life.
To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words
and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my
class for five years.
If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because
their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance,
patience and understanding.
School teachers, taking them by and large, are probably the most ignorant and stupid class
of men in the whole group of menial workers.
H. L. Mencken
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
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.
Success is a poor teacher.
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.
Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show
disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders
enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food
and tyrannize their teachers.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark Van Doren
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and
wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to
the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth.
When you study great teachers you will learn much more from their caring and hard work
than from their style.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams
A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in