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

Character comes before the teacher.
African proverb

As more people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers.
Robert G. Ingersoll

America believes in education: The average professor earns more money in a year than a
professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar

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

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

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

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is
hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Japanese proverb

I learned much from my teachers, more from my friends, and the most from my pupils.
Jewish proverb

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as
there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium
is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
Elbert Hubbard

A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Bruce Lee

Experience is not a kind teacher, but it is always a truthful one.
Chinese proverb

Don't just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to
question everything!
George Carlin

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those
people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Anthony Robbins

Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers.
Jim Rohn

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the
George Bernard Shaw

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your
teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you
deserve it.
Frank Zappa

Teaching of others teaches the teacher.
English proverb

Here's some bumper stickers I'd like to see: We are the proud parents of a child whose self
esteem is sufficient that he doesn't need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on
the back of our car... We are the proud parents of a child who has resisted his teachers'
attempts to break his spirit and bend him to the will of his corporate masters.
George Carlin

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.

My goal is to translate response into results. Some teachers teach for others to learn. That's
not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish. That is me.
Jim Rohn

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

In the school I went to, they asked a kid to prove the law of gravity and he threw the teacher
out of the window.
Rodney Dangerfield

Experience is the teacher of all things.
Julius Caesar

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the
unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers.
Kahlil Gibran

When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they told me
nobody's perfect so I stopped practicing.
Steven Wright

Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be!
Arthur C. Clarke

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem,
accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects,
classified with name and form.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Broke people giving financial advice is like a shop teacher with missing fingers.
Dave Ramsey

To become a teacher one must first respect one's teacher.
Vietnamese proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you
are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese proverb

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