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Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. Marva Collins

Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

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

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the “naturals,” the ones who somehow know how to teach. Peter Drucker

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task. Haim G. Ginott

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry





Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

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

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John Cotton Dana

There are three good reasons to be a teacher — June, July, and August. Author Unknown

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A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes. Author Unknown

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power. Thomas Szasz

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning. Author Unknown

Teachers touch the future. Author Unknown

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher. Morihei Ueshiba

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams

I have learned that, although I am a good teacher, I am a much better student, and I was blessed to learn valuable lessons from my students on a daily basis. They taught me the importance of teaching to a student – and not to a test. Erin Gruwell

There is no employing class, no working class, no farming class. You may pigeonhole a man or woman as a farmer or a worker or a professional man or an employer or even a banker. But the son of the farmer will be a doctor or a worker or even a banker, and his daughter a teacher. The son of a worker will be an employer – or maybe president. Herbert Hoover

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

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

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I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”

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

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. Jacques Barzun

Teaching creates all other professions. Author Unknown

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job. Donald D. Quinn

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

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. Swami Vivekananda

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Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher. Maggie Gallagher

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

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein

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The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate “apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. K. Patricia Cross

When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. Author Unknown

The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity. Robert Brault

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. Author Unknown

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One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C. S. Lewis

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential. John C. Maxwell

A good teacher is a determined person. Gilbert Highet

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran

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Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing. John F. Kennedy

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers

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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin

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

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples. A noble artist, he has visions of excellence and revelations of beauty, which he has neither impersonated in character, nor embodied in words. His life and teachings are but studies for yet nobler ideals. A. Bronson Alcott



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Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Shah Rukh Khan

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. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz

I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That’s the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it’ll have to do a lot with teaching. Justin Trudeau

Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

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One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung

A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded. D. Martin

What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased. Author Unknown

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

Discover wildlife: be a teacher! Author Unknown

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The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren

A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. Eliphas Levi

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. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck

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Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. Vernon Law

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. Lily Tomlin

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Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. Tracy Kidder

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams

A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk





If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. Margaret Fuller

A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. Louis A. Berman

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A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson. John Henrik Clarke

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. Charles Kuralt

Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity. Ricky Martin

Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school. Bill Gates

A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel. Eva Amurri

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A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she’s looking at. Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble

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Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures. Eugene P. Bertin

Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers. Author Unknown

Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them. Author Unknown

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun

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One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. Philip Wylie

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

It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom. Michael Morpurgo

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ Maria Montessori

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Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture. Adora Svitak

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher. Temple Grandin

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. John Sculley

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. Bob Talbert

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

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. Author Unknown

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

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. Author Unknown

Those who know how to think need no teachers. Mahatma Gandhi

Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences. Kobe Bryant

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

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. Joyce Meyer