Teaching Quotes Page

Update April 2000

Welcome, grab a cup of tea and relax... Here are some "teacher" quotes and some sites that will lead you to other inspirational pages. Enjoy!

Awesome quotes w/ graphics - great to add to a portfolio (Link)

Embrace the Child (Link)

The Teacher's Book of Wit (BOOK)

Great Quotes from Great Teachers (Book)

Quotes for Teachers (Link)

Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes (Book)

Treat the students the way you would want to be treated.

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world maybe different because I was important in the life of a child." - Kathy Davis - thanks bev98

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.  The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure- Emma Golmam

 Don't set your wit against a child- Johnathan Swift

I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand- Author unknown

 A A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money. - Author unknown

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

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

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

 Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson. - Vernon Law

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. - Anonymous

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

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning. - Carl Rogers

All learning begins with the simple phrase, "I don't know".

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. John Ruskin

"They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made them feel."

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless. ~ Mother Teresa

The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work. ~ Patricia Clafford

Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them. -- George Orwell

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.--Alvin Toffler

'It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.' --- Robert Hutchins

"It is not so much what is poured into the student, but what is planted that really counts." - Unknown

"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon." - Anonymous

"One father is worth 100 schoolmasters." - George Herbert

"By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn." - Latin Proverb

"If the student fails to learn, the teacher fails to teach." -

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -

"To teach is to learn twice." - Joseph Joubert

Challenge of the day : Find something good in everyone. - Unknown

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." - Henry Ford

"Teach a child how to think, not what to think." - Sidney Sugarman

"When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble." - Mark Twain

"Teacher : The child's third parent." - Hyman Berston

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

"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliffe.

"To teach is to touch lives forever." - Anonymous

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

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." - Bob Talbert