Thursday, 26 December 2013


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

A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams

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

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. - John Lubbock

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

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. - Bruce Lee

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

Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself. - Unknown

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

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

The teacher who transmits his meaning to the understanding of the other person, and impels that individual to action, he is the successful teacher. - Unknown

The teacher, however great, can never give his knowledge to the pupils …although …he can kindle the light if the oil is in the lamp. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

The teachers task is not to implant facts but to place the subject to be learned in front of the learner and, through sympathy, emotion, imagination and patience, to awaken in the learner the restless drive for answers and insights which enlarge the personal life and give it meaning. - Nathan M. Pusey

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. - Alexandra Trentor

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 give you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies. - Robert Frost

When you pay attention, everything is your teacher. - Ezra Bayda

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