Teacher Quotes

30 Teacher Quotes You (probably) Haven’t Seen Before

1. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
― June Jordan

2. “‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
― Henry Ward Beecher

3. “I’m more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.”
― Seymour Simon

4. “The function of education — is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”
― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
― Abigail Adams

6. “Every artist was at first an amateur.”
― Ralph W. Emerson

7. “I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

8. “Those things you learn without joy you will forget easily.”
― Finnish Proverb

9. “Being willing is not enough. We must do.”
― Leonardo Da Vinci

10. “Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting. Most people learn best by being “with it,” yet school makes them identify their personal, cognitive growth with elaborate planning and manipulation.”
― Ivan Illich

11. “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
― Stacia Tauscher

12. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
― Frederick Douglass

13. “You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.”
― Vince Gowmon

14. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
― Oscar Wilde

15. “The more risks you allow your children to make, the better they learn to look after themselves.”
― Roald Dahl

16. “Our children should be properly introduced to the world in which they live.”
― Thomas Berry

17. “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”
― James Comer

18. “Children understand and remember concepts best when they learn from direct personal experience.”
― Joseph Cornell

19. “All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants”
― J.W. Gardner

20. “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
― Eugene Ionesco

21. “An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.”
― Bryant H. McGill

22. “If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?”
― Christiane Amanpour

23. “The teacher and the taught create the teaching.”
― Ancient Eastern saying

24. “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me, and be my friend.”
― Albert Camus

25. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
― Amelia Earhart

26. “No matter what the reason, if you start to scream and shout, you look a fool, and you feel a fool, and you earn the disrespect of everyone.”
― Michael Caine

27. “A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.”
― Charles Brower

28. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

29. “Ignoring a child’s disrespect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.”
― Fred G. Gosman

30. “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.”
― Ever Garrison

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