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Teachers Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Teachers

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As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

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Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

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

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

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At the federal level, we must help, not hinder,
local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators
as they make decisions about educating our children.
- Mark Kennedy

Teachers are out there with a very difficult job,
which they pursue with tireless dedication.
- Chi McBride

I was using them as teachers for technique but I was
never trying to be a folk.
- John Fahey

I learned never to listen to acting teachers because
they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
- Tim Robbins

My mother tells this story that when I first went to school,
I thought I was going to help the teachers.
I didn't realise I was going to get educated.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I don't think most teachers realize how much impact they have.
- Scott Hamilton

I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers.
This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out.
I liked making explosives.
We would stay after school and blow things up.
- Maya Lin

Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

Teachers are our greatest public servants;
they spend their lives educating our young people and
shaping our Nation for tomorrow.
- Solomon Ortiz

Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice,
don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides,
Sunday school teachers?
- Martin Goldsmith

When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests,
there's bound to be a conflict.
- Ian Hart

We have run out of creativity for children and teachers
alike in the name of pushing up standards.
- Shirley Williams

Some teachers had been trained to work out at Southern
because I carried two out there.
I carried a lady down here from Palmer's Crossing,
used to play piano, and Billy Carter.
- Charles Phillips

As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth;
we are formed by what we are told by our parents,
our teachers, our intimates.
- Helen Dunmore

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to
have to learn a lot by yourself,
sitting alone in a room.
- Dr. Seuss

I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers.
- Nancy Cartwright

I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had,
like a second term home room teacher in public school
that really was very helpful to me.
- Sanford I. Weill

I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children.
Other teachers do not have it.
- Temple Grandin

Teachers didn't like me very much.
They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out.
- Clea Duvall

My teachers helped guide and motivate me;
but the responsibility of learning was left with me,
an approach to learning which was later reinforced
by my experiences at Amherst.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers:
good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

I want to work with the teachers' union.
But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first
and we are letting down a generation of California children.
It's not acceptable.
- Meg Whitman

Our educational results lag behind other states,
and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential
of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels

American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones;
they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness,
its lights and its shadows.
- John Philip Sousa

However, the Government has made it clear that we do
not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing
nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy.
- Estelle Morris

Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families,
our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives.
- Kenny Guinn

So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum.
We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers
how to educate the kids about their musical heritage.
- Margaret Whiting

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

We have the Troops to Teachers program,
which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching.
- Ralph Regula

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone

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

Education should be one of our top funding priorities;
talking about it does not help the teachers and students
who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- Solomon Ortiz

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers,
factory workers, and many others who work hard every
day to provide the best for their families and their future.
- Leonard Boswell

We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary.
- Trevor Phillips

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God
as other teachers of religion do.
He is himself the way.
- Karl Barth

Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
- Maya Lin

Why can't teachers end up owning schools,
the way waiters can open their own restaurants?
- Peter Brimelow

I had a number of teachers who hated me.
I didn't do well in school.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide...
and our teachers know that.
- Solomon Ortiz

I think that there are some teachers that do a very
good job of incorporating culture and history.
And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area.
- Anne Sullivan

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

We really think it is a good thing for scientists to
spend a little bit of their time either in the community
or in schools or helping to train high school teachers.
- Thomas R. Cech

Teachers are unparalleled in the role they play in children's lives.
- Jon Porter

We have to provide good teachers, good environment,
community involvement with schools.
- David Selby

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

My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings,
as did many immigrants.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
- Bryant H. McGill

Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others
were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.
- Lloyd Alexander

I was a weirdo to want to be in show business.
Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.
- Nell Carter

Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.
- Maggie Gallagher

If we had in this room a hundred teachers,
good teachers from good schools, and asked them to
define the word education,
there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser

Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects
than the over worked teachers.
- Albert Bandura

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children,
teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez

Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater
authority by parents and teachers.
- Paul Weyrich

Since the conception of our country,
America has held that parents,
not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts,
hold the primary responsibility of educating their children.
- John Doolittle

We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes
of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science
classrooms in order to engage the students.
- Patrick Stewart

I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a.
teachers' salaries.
It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
- Peter Brimelow

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers,
who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
- Simone Weil

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible.
If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers
themselves are taught to learn.
- Bertolt Brecht

I think good teachers are underpaid.
- Peter Brimelow


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