Teachers Quotes


Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Books    Friends    Reading    Teachers

The Voice
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you--just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.

Books    Inner voice    Leaders    Parents    Right    Teachers    True to self    Wring

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Humor    Teachers    Teens

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.

People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.

Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.

Eighth Grade Bites

Heather Brewer

Eighth Grade Bites

They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it

Dear John

Nicholas Sparks

Dear John

The world of literature has everything in it, and it refuses to leave
anything out. I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the
genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.
Because of them I rode with Don Quixote and danced with Anna Karenina at a
ball in St. Petersburg and lassoed a steer in "Lonesome Dove" and had
nightmares about slavery in "Beloved" and walked the streets of Dublin in
"Ulysses" and made up a hundred stories in the Arabian nights and saw my
mother killed by a baseball in "A Prayer for Owen Meany." I've been in ten
thousand cities and have introduced myself to a hundred thousand strangers
in my exuberant reading career, all because I listened to my fabulous
English teachers and soaked up every single thing those magnificent men and
women had to give. I cherish and praise them and thank them for finding me
when I was a boy and presenting me with the precious gift of the English
language.

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
{
His teacher was the legendary philosopher
Aristotle
}

Aristotle    Debt    Father    Teacher    Teachers

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.

The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.

A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.

You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.

You'll have a good, secure life when being alive means more to you than security, love more than money, your freedom more than public or partisan opinion, when the mood of Beethoven's or Bach's music becomes the mood of your whole life … when your thinking is in harmony, and no longer in conflict, with your feelings … when you let yourself be guided by the thoughts of great sages and no longer by the crimes of great warriors … when you pay the men and women who teach your children better than the politicians; when truths inspire you and empty formulas repel you; when you communicate with your fellow workers in foreign countries directly, and no longer through diplomats...

Bach    Beethoven    Diplomats    Freedom    Life    Love    Money    Opinion    Politicians    Security    Teachers    Workers

The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.

Ask yourself: 'Do I feel the need to laminate?' Then teaching is for you.

The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life.

Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon 'in service,' which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us.

The Master said, A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.
(Analects 2.11)

The women I know with strong personalities, the ones who might have become generals or the heads of companies if they were men, become teachers. Teaching is a calling, too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy--angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.

Half Broke Horses

Jeannette Walls

Half Broke Horses

Fifty? Harry gasped.
Fifty points each, said Professor McGonagall, breathing heavily.
Professor — please —
You can’t —
Don’t tell me what I can and can’t do, Potter. I’ve never been more ashamed of Gryffindor students.

Chapterhouse: Dune

J.K. Rowling

Chapterhouse: Dune

The educator has the duty of not being neutral.

My English teacher has no face. She has uncombed stringy hair that droops on her shoulders. The hair is black from her part to her ears and then neon orange to the frizzy ends. I can't decide if she had pissed off her hairdresser or is morphing into a monarch butterfly. I call her Hairwoman.

Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson Halse Anderson

Speak

The great teachers fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life. I wanted to follow Mr. Monte around for the rest of my life, learning everything he wished to share of impart, but I didn't know how to ask.

I ended up dropping out of high school. I'm a high school dropout, which I'm not proud to say, ... I had some teachers that I still think of fondly and were amazing to me. But I had other teachers who said, 'You know what? This dream of yours is a hobby. When are you going to give it up?' I had teachers who I could tell didn't want to be there. And I just couldn't get inspired by someone who didn't want to be there

Amazing    Dream    Fond    Giving up    High school    Inspire    Inspired    Inspiring    Teachers

In my ten years of teaching I’ve noticed that teachers tend to have a bad habit of talking to themselves. I hypothesize that this is because we talk for a living, and we feel safe speaking our feelings aloud. Or it could be that most of us, especially the high school teacher variety, are just weird as shit.

That disapproving look was back in her eyes. Her teacher face. The one that could make you squirm from ten paces, even if you were innocent. And I hadn't been innocent for years.

I don't care who the student is, teachers should never be condescending. That should be the first rule in the teacher handbook.

Hopeless

Colleen Hoover

Hopeless

Teachers dread nothing so much as unusual characteristics in precocious boys during the initial stages of their adolescence. A certain streak of genius makes an ominous impression on them, for there exists a deep gulf between genius and the teaching profession. Anyone with a touch of genius seems to his teachers a freak from the very first. As far as teachers are concerned, they define young geniuses as those who are bad, disrespectful, smoke at fourteen, fall in love at fifteen, can be found at sixteen hanging out in bars, read forbidden books, write scandalous essays, occasionally stare down a teacher in class, are marked in the attendance book as rebels, and are budding candidates for room-arrest. A schoolmaster will prefer to have a couple of dumbheads in his class than a single genius, and if you regard it objectively, he is of course right. His task is not to produce extravagant intellects but good Latinists, arithmeticians and sober decent folk. The question of who suffers more acutely at the other's hands - the teacher at the boy's, or vice versa - who is more of a tyrant, more of a tormentor, and who profanes parts of the other's soul, student or teacher, is something you cannot examine without remembering your own youth in anger and shame. yet that s not what concerns us here. We have the consolation that among true geniuses the wounds almost always heal. As their personalities develop, they create their art in spite of school. Once dead, and enveloped by the comfortable nimbus of remoteness, they are paraded by the schoolmasters before other generations of students as showpieces and noble examples. Thus teh struggle between rule and spirit repeats itself year after year from school to school. The authorities go to infinite pains to nip the few profound or more valuable intellects in the bud. And time and again the ones who are detested by their teachers are frequently punished, the runaways and those expelled, are the ones who afterwards add to society's treasure. But some - and who knows how many? - waste away quiet obstinacy and finally go under.

Beneath the Wheel

Hermann Hesse

Beneath the Wheel

The effects you will have on your students are infinite and currently unknown; you will possibly shape the way they proceed in their careers, the way they will vote, the way they will behave as partners and spouses, the way they will raise their kids.

The expression 'Those who can't do, teach' is a curious one, because if you look at the world , you'll see that teachers aren't particularly worse at doing things than anyone else, so perhaps the expression might be better worded as 'nobody can do anything

Horseradish

Lemony Snicket

Horseradish
Humor    People    Teachers    Teaching

Our children are only as brilliant as we allow them to be.

I know what you are known as . . . but to me, you will always be Tom Riddle. It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges’ youthful beginnings.

Teaching is a calling too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.

Half Broke Horses

Jeannette Walls

Half Broke Horses

Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as professionals who think for themselves?

You can find anyone that will tell you what you want to hear, but the only one worth valuing is the one that tells you what you need to learn.

Bluntness    Caring    Family    Friends    Growth    Inspiration    Joy    Kindness    Lessons    Messanger    Observations    Parables    Reality    Socrates    Staying positive    Stayingpositiveu com    Teachers    Truth    Value    Value in a person    Wisdom    Worth

They say faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor.

There is plenty to be learned even from a bad teacher: what not to do, how not to be.

I have noticed that teachers get exciting confused with boring a lot.

The Talented Clementine

Sara Pennypacker

The Talented Clementine

People don't want children to know what they
need
to know. They want their kids to know what they
ought to need to know.
If you're a teacher you're in a constant battle with mildly deluded adults who think the world will get better if you imagine it
is
better. You want to teach about sex? Fine, but only when they're old enough to do it. You want to talk politics? Sure, but nothing modern. Religion? So long as you don't actually think about it. Otherwise some furious mob will come to your house and burn you for a witch.

The Gone-Away World

Nick Harkaway

The Gone-Away World
Children    Controversy    Education    Idealism    Ignorance    Knowledge    Naivete    Politics    Reality    Religion    School    School system    Sex    Teachers    Teaching

Do not believe anything merely because you are told it is so, because others believe it, because it comes from Tradition, or because you have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect. Believe, take for your doctrine, and hold true to that, which, after serious investigation, seems to you to further the welfare of all beings. (47)

All beings    Belief    Believe    Doctrine    Teachers    Teaching    Tradition    Welfare

The teachers complain that the students today are all lazy, ignorant, and stupid. But the truth is that you're smarter than they are. You're not even old enough to drive and you already know that none of this matters.

Before I started (college), that's the advice my dad gave me. He said to pick classes based on the teacher whenever you can, not the subject...his point was that good teachers are priceless. They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it.

Dear John

Nicholas Sparks

Dear John

Intelligent men do not decide any subject until they have carefully examined both or all sides of it. Fools, cowards, and those too lazy to think, accept blindly, without examination, dogmas and doctrines imposed upon them in childhood by their parents, priests, and teachers, when their minds were immature and they could not reason.

The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.

Teachers knew every one of the students, their secrets, their grades, their home situations. And all the students knew the teachers. It was like teachers were people who finally were the most popular at school.

True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion.

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