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Inspirational Quotations for Teachers

 

Teachers who educated children deserved more honour than parents who merely gave them birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.
Attributed to Aristotle



To teach is to learn.
Chinese proverb

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

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

My love is thine to teach; teach it but how,
And thou shalt see how apt it is to learn
Any hard lesson that may do thee good.
William Shakespeare

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Chinese Proverb



The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark Van Doren

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state,
than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
Cicero

The successful teacher is no longer on a height, pumping knowledge at high pressure into passive receptacles....He is a senior student anxious to help his juniors.
William Osler

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
Elbert Hubbard

Who dares teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana

If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others.
Confucius

My joy in learning is partly that it enable me to teach.
Seneca

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
A Bartlett Giamatt

 

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