Teachers

 
DAY
QUOTE-FOR-THE-DAY 
1
A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience's attention. Then he can teach the lesson.
--John Henrik Clarke
2
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
-- Confucius
3
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
--Anonymous teacher
4
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
--Chinese Proverb
5
The mediocre teacher tells./ The good teacher explains./ The superior teacher demonstrates./ The great teacher inspires.
--William A. Ward
6
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
--Vernon Law
7
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
--Amos Bronson Alcott
8
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
--John Jay Chapman
9
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
--Walt Whitman
10
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 marker or a building.
--A. Bartlett Giamatti
11
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
--Henry Brooks Adams
12
The bad teacher imposes his ideas and his methods on his pupils, and such originality as they may have is lost in the second-rate art of imitation.
--Stephen Neill
13
The good teacher ... discovers the natural gifts of his pupils and liberates them by the stimulating influence of the inspiration that he can impart.
--Stephen Neill
14
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead --ahead of myself as well as you.
--George Bernard Shaw
15
Once more I would adopt the graver style --/ A teacher should be sparing of his smile.
--William Cowper
16
Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
-- Diogenes
17
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
-- Alexander the Great
18
A good teacher is one who helps you become who you feel yourself to be. A good teacher is also one who says something that you won't understand until 10 years later.
--Julius Lester
19
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
--Patricia Neal
20
A teacher can only lead you to the threshold of your own mind.
--Kahlil Gibran
21
A teacher is the candle that lights others in consuming itself.
--Giovanni Ruffini
22
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
--Robert Talbert
23
I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
--Woody Allen
24
Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
--W.S. Merwin
25
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.
--Sidney Hook
26
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
--Joyce A. Myers
27
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.'
--Dan Rather
28
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
--Elbert Hubbard
29
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
--Robert Frost
30
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our system.
--John Sculley
31
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
--Robert Frost

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