Our Favorite Quotes from Teachers
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"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
"Teaching is of more importance than urging."
"To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble."
"Knowledge exists to be imparted."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions."
"Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement.
"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism."
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
Henry Brooks Adams
"Education is not filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
"The most important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn."
"The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes, and leads you onto the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth."
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
"What do you think about that, [enter student's name here]?"
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