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Teacher Quotes

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Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

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

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

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

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

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

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

We can not wait until we have enough trained people
willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions
imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
- Major Owens

When you become a parent, or a teacher,
you turn into a manager of this whole system.
You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child,
regulating it.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I do readings at the public library.
I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.
- Mark Ruffalo

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship
of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher,
and I would like to teach them something.
- Woodrow Wilson

Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view.
From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher.
- Antonio Tabucchi

As a former high school teacher, I know that investing
in education is one of the most important things we can do,
not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community.
- Ed Pastor

I was an elementary school teacher.
- Luciano Pavarotti

So what does a good teacher do? Create tension -
but just the right amount.
- Donald Norman

I claim Dickens as a mentor.
He's my teacher.
He's one of my driving forces.
- Anne Rice

I was a hyper kid in school and the teacher suggested
to my mom she needed to do something with me.
- Devon Sawa

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

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

When I went to college, my goal was to be a college history teacher.
I majored in history.
- George J. Mitchell

A friend of mine said, no matter what I do I always
look like an English teacher.
She actually said, you still look like a Campbell's Soup kid.
- Kate Clinton

I think a secure profession for young people is history teacher,
because in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach.
- Bill Muse

But the idea that I should be a teacher and a researcher
of some sort did not vary over the years.
- Amartya Sen

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil,
the exceptions.
- Martin H. Fischer

The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian
teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both
present joy and future hope.
- Mary A. Ward

I wanted to be a ballet teacher.
- Jaclyn Smith

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

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.
- Joseph Conrad

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

That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the
kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom.
They react differently on the next day when you say:
'Sit down and shut-up!'
- Ed O'Neill

I would take William H. Macy as a teacher any day of the week.
He's incredible.
He's got a lot of hard-earned experience.
- Skeet Ulrich

If a country is to be corruption free and become a
nation of beautiful minds,
I strongly feel there are three key societal members
who can make a difference.
They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
- Abdul Kalam

I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers.
This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out.
I liked making explosives.
We would stay after school and blow things up.
- Maya Lin

This is at the heart of all good education,
where the teacher asks students to think and engages
them in encouraging dialogues,
constantly checking for understanding and growth.
- William Glasser

A good teacher is a determined person.
- Gilbert Highet

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school,
Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror
his old music teacher produced a cello.
- Anthony Holden

A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;
it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
- Gertrude Jekyll

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion,
love and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
- Stevie Wonder

I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in
high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama.
That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.
- Sela Ward

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

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
He doesn't have tenure.
- Bill Gates

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

If I'd stayed at college I would have become a teacher.
- Syd Barrett

My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school
because she was a woman and a Jew.
So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system.
- Marilyn Hacker

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

Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.
- Bainbridge Colby

I am indebted to my father for living,
but to my teacher for living well.
- Alexander the Great

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".
- Dan Rather

I was terrified of being a teacher.
To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling.
Imagine!
Standing in front of people!
- John Glover

Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler -
I recommend you read anything you might find about
her and if you have anyone interested in theatre,
you get them one of her books.
- Harvey Keitel

I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress
is due to his own efforts,
and 2% to his teacher.
- John Philip Sousa

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

If it wasn't for my drama teacher, I wouldn't be here right now.
- Kel Mitchell

I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is.
- Warren Zevon

I need a teacher quite as much as Helen.
I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life,
if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young
blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something
that neither their teacher nor they know.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Your best teacher is your last mistake.
- Ralph Nader


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