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Great Teacher Quotes

The Good and the Great: Teacher Quotes


Good teachers impart good education. Great teachers groom their students to become leaders. Ordinary teachers direct us along the right path, but great teachers inspire us to seek our own path. They encourage us to discover our talents.

Anatole France
Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Thomas A. Kempis
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

Albert Camus
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

Native American Proverb
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.

Sir John Lubbock
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

Lucius A. Seneca
The great pilot can sail even when his canvass is rent.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

K. Patricia Cross
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.

Marcus T. Cicero
What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?

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