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Teacher Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Teacher Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

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Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

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

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

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

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

A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

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

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

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

That is a secondary teacher conception -
the writer as an observer.
- Peter Bichsel

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe
in the existence of the soul,
or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
- Allan Bloom

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes
us pay dearly for its instruction;
and often the profit we derive,
is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil,
the exceptions.
- Martin H. Fischer

People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider
myself a student of hip-hop.
- Doug E. Fresh

Having been an educator for so many years I know that
all a good teacher can do is set a context,
raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic
relationship with their students.
- Godfrey Reggio

My father was a writer and an acting teacher.
- Noah Hathaway

I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who
took an interest in me and presented me with a key
to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted.
- Frederick Reines

You never stop learning.
If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.
- Elisabeth Rohm

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

When I started out back in Louisville,
there was Harry Collins.
He was my first teacher.
He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.
- Lance Burton

I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.
- Brad Garrett

In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy.
I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their
parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do.
- Lucas Grabeel

You know, a football coach is nothing more than a teacher.
You teach them the same subject, and you have a group of new guys every year.
- Darrell Royal

So what does a good teacher do? Create tension -
but just the right amount.
- Donald Norman

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the
kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom.
They react differently on the next day when you say:
'Sit down and shut-up!'
- Ed O'Neill

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

I was an elementary school teacher.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Experience is the best teacher of all.
And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist.
Only the journey matters.
- Harry Callahan

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
- Henny Youngman

Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're
only talking about the high school teacher? No.
- John Mellencamp

I think it is most important for a teacher to play
the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.
- James Galway

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics
of his classmates than those of the teacher.
- James S. Coleman

I was a writer.
I just wasn't a very good one.
I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who
told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright.
- Liev Schreiber

My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family.
- Simon van der Meer

Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare
himself to be a medium for that amazement.
- Edward Blishen

Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons.
I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach
your own children yourself,
because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.
- Keith Emerson

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of
his subject as a doctor believes in health.
- Gilbert Highet

If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

There is no recipe to be a great teacher,
that's what is unique about them.
- Robert Sternberg

My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school
because she was a woman and a Jew.
So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system.
- Marilyn Hacker

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
- Flannery O'Connor

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

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

My father also happened to be an intellectual,
as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known.
Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
- James Tobin

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time,
after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher,
a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
- Kate Adie

The role of the teacher is to create the conditions
for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.
- Seymour Papert

All I wanted was to be a university teacher.
- Jalal Talabani

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship
of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher,
and I would like to teach them something.
- Woodrow Wilson

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be,
not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- Frederick William Robertson

If you don't have a teacher you can't have a disciple.
- Dallas Willard

I was terrified of being a teacher.
To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling.
Imagine!
Standing in front of people!
- John Glover

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

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good
at all, even in his own generation.
But as a personality, he is immortal.
- Max Beerbohm

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part
of the entertainment business.
I'm a cooking teacher.
- Martin Yan

Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher,
one way or another.
- Loretta Young


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