A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
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.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
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.
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Change alone is unchanging.
Eternity is like a child playing at draughts; the kingdom belongs to a child.