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

* The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
-- Amos Bronson Alcott

-To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
-- Henri Frederic Amiel

* One of the biggest things that needs to change is the educational system. Universities are still teaching a system to students that destroys the biosphere.
-- Ray C. Anderson
* My country is a country of teachers. It is therefore a country of peace. We discuss our successes and failures in complete freedom. Because our country is a country of teachers, we closed the army camps, and our children go about with books under their arms, not with rifles on their shoulders. We believe in dialogue, in agreement, in reaching a consensus.
-- Oscar Arias Sanchez

* Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
-- Aristotle

Education is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity.
-- Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
-- Aristotle


A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
-- Newton D. Baker

I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.
- M. Russell Ballard

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

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

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

* 'If you want to learn a thing, read that. If you want to know a thing, write that; if you want to master a thing, teach that.'
-- Yogi Bhajan

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 is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
-- Thomas Carruthers

* If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
-- Rachel Carson

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
-- Cicero

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

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
- Confucius

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

* “Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone’s knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier.”
-- John Dewey


The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

* "Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."
-- Bill Drayton

* 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 F. Drucker

* We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
-- Peter F. Drucker

* Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
-- W. E. B. DuBois

Education is the transmission of civilization.
-- Will Durant


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Teacher's Day - October 5

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