Quotes about teachers

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Frédéric Chopin photo

„Time is still the best critic, and patience the best teacher.“

—  Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849

As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils.
Source: Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils (1986) by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Roy Howat, Naomi Shohet, and Krysia Osostowicz, p. 23

„The learning must belong to the learners and not to the teachers.“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

The Learner

Henry Adams photo

„A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.“

—  Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918

The Education of Henry Adams (1907)

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William Wordsworth photo

„Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.“

—  William Wordsworth, book Lyrical Ballads

The Tables Turned, st. 4 (1798).
Lyrical Ballads (1798–1800)

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„A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

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Michael Jordan photo

„learning 's a gift, even when "pain", s your teacher!“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

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„Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

Original: (zh_Hant) 溫故而知新,可以為師矣。
Source: The Analects, Chapter II

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Carl Sagan photo

„Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.“

—  Carl Sagan, book Pale Blue Dot

Source: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994), p. 8, Supplemental image at randi.org http://www.randi.org/images/122801-BlueDot.jpg

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„If today is Children's Day, yesterday I said that child… the children's day is mother's day, father's day and teachers' day, but is also the day of the animals. Whenever you look at a child, there is always a hidden figure, which is a dog behind, which is something very important.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947

Speech in Porto Alegre http://www2.planalto.gov.br/acompanhe-o-planalto/discursos/discursos-da-presidenta/discurso-da-presidenta-da-republica-dilma-rousseff-na-cerimonia-de-anuncio-de-investimentos-do-pac-mobilidade-urbana-e-entrega-de-57-maquinas-motoniveladoras ( YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3IvZToSwgE), October 12.
2013

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„If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

Variant: If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.
Source: The Real Frank Zappa Book (1989), p. 233.

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Marva Collins photo

„What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less.“

—  Marva Collins American schoolteacher 1936 - 2015

Source: Marva Collins' Way

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„…I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.” (p.275)“

—  Mark Nepo American writer 1951

Source: Facing the Lion, Being the Lion: Finding Inner Courage Where It Lives

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„I’ve worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

" My Philanthropic Pledge http://givingpledge.org/pdf/letters/Buffett_Letter.pdf" at the The Giving Pledge (2010)
Context: Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.
My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U. S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. I’ve worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fate’s distribution of long straws is wildly capricious.
The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

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„Children learn best when they like their teacher and they think their teacher likes them.“

—  Gordon Neufeld Canadian psychologist 1947

Source: Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

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„The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

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„Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.“

—  Hector Berlioz French Romantic composer 1803 - 1869

Le temps est un grand maître, dit-on; le malheur est qu'il soit un maître inhumain qui tue ses élèves.
Letter written in November 1856, published in Pierre Citron (ed.) Correspondance générale (Paris: Flammarion, 1989) vol. 5, p. 390; Paul Davies About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996) p. 214.

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„The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view.“

—  Jack Kerouac, book On the Road

Misattributed
Source: Often attributed to Kerouac's On the Road, the quote cannot be found in that book, nor in any of Kerouac's other published works.

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„We have things like protected properties. We have abstract methods. We have all this stuff that your computer science teacher told you you should be using. I don't care about this crap at all.“

—  Rasmus Lerdorf Danish programmer and creator of PHP 1968

Itconversations.com http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail3298.html

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„Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved. It is the law and no statute can alter it. If we do not follow the law, and let the law die with the teacher, we shall become accomplices to the murderer. But if follow the law with our hearts, [Bapu] will live with us and through us.“

—  C. Rajagopalachari Political leader 1878 - 1972

Rajagopalachari (12 February 1949), quoted in [Rajmohan Gandhi, Rajaji: A Life, http://books.google.com/books?id=JjPHeRd7_UYC&pg=PA475, 1997, Penguin Books India, 978-0-14-026967-3, 286]
Spoken by C.R when Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) was assassinated.

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Lil Wayne photo

„Fresh out the bank, it's the Birdman Junior, money too long. Teachers, put away your rulers.“

—  Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982

Fireman, written with Bigram Zayas and Matthew DelGiorno.
1990s, Tha Carter II (2018)

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„The teacher of love teaches struggle. The teacher of lifeless isolation from the world teaches peace.“

—  Karl Jaspers German psychiatrist and philosopher 1883 - 1969

Der Lehrer der Liebe lehrt den Kampf, der Lehrer der lieblosen Isolierung von aller Welt aber die Ruhe.
Psychology of World Views (1919)

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„Malala is a brave and gentle advocate of peace who through the simple act of going to school became a global teacher. She said one pen can change the world - and proved how one young woman can lead the way.“

—  Ban Ki-moon 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations 1944

abcnews.go.com http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/peace-prize-childrens-rights-met-praise-26098345

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„This is a book by a writer who does some teaching, not a book by a teacher who does some writing, and one of the satisfactions of the craft is that there's always something new to learn.“

—  William Zinsser writer, editor, journalist, literary critic, professor 1922 - 2015

Introduction, p. viii.
On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976)

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„O'Connell: It's been suggested […] by teachers that live football should be shown after kids have gone to bed. Is swearing in football really such a big deal?“

—  Stuart Hall sociologist and cultural theorist 1929 - 2014

Rawling, Kelly answer
BBC Fighting Talk (2005)

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Jacques Prevért photo

„There's no problem, only teachers“

—  Jacques Prevért French poet, screenwriter 1900 - 1977

Attributed

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„One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.“

—  Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997

UN speech, June 2013
Context: So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution.

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„The best educators are the ones that inspire their students. That inspiration comes from a passion that teachers have for the subject they're teaching. Most commonly, that person spent their lives studying that subject, and they bring an infectious enthusiasm to the audience.“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

Global Ideas from Pluto's Challenger (May 21, 2009)
Context: The best educators are the ones that inspire their students. That inspiration comes from a passion that teachers have for the subject they're teaching. Most commonly, that person spent their lives studying that subject, and they bring an infectious enthusiasm to the audience.I think many people have that enthusiasm, but they are prevented from being teachers because they didn't go through the teacher mill. Now you have teachers who have been through the teacher mill, yet they have no capacity to inspire anyone at all. It's the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That's what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments.

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„For what sense or understanding have they? They follow minstrels and take the multitude for a teacher, not knowing that many are bad and few good. For the best men choose one thing above all – immortal glory among mortals; but the masses stuff themselves like cattle.“

—  Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535

G.T.W. Patrick, 1889 http://www.classicpersuasion.org/pw/heraclitus/herpatu.htm
Original: (el) Τίς γὰρ αὐτῶν νόος ἢ φρήν; δήμων ἀοιδοῖσι ἕπονται καὶ διδασκάλῳ χρέωνται ὁμίλῳ, οὐκ εἰδότες ὅτι πολλοὶ κακοὶ ὀλίγοι δὲ ἀγαθοί. αἱρεῦνται γὰρ ἓν ἀντία πάντων οἱ ἄριστοι, κλέος ἀέναον θνητῶν, οἱ δὲ πολλοὶ κεκόρηνται ὅκωσπερ κτήνεα.
Variant: For what sense or understanding have they? They follow minstrels and take the multitude for a teacher, not knowing that many are bad and few good. For the best men choose one thing above all – immortal glory among mortals; but the masses stuff themselves like cattle.

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„A good teacher does not draw out; he gives out, and what he gives out is love.“

—  A.S. Neill Scottish educator and theorist 1883 - 1973

The Problem Teacher (1939), p. 11
Context: A good teacher does not draw out; he gives out, and what he gives out is love. And by love I mean approval, or if you like, friendliness, good nature. The good teacher not only understands the child: he approves of the child.

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„Knowledge is information whereas wisdom is practically applied information towards actual prosperity in life. That's why most professors and teachers are poor despite the fact that they are the most knowledgeable in our societies.“

—  Hamis Kiggundu Ugandan business magnate, Internet entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author 1984

Quoted from his first book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Success_and_Failure_Based_on_Reason_and_Reality, "Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality" https://www.amazon.co.uk/SUCCESS-FAILURE-BASED-REASON-REALITY/dp/9970983903/ on Amazon, P.34 (July 2018)

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„I would like to thank the people who've brought me those dark moments, when I felt most wounded, betrayed. You have been my greatest teachers.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Source: The Best of Oprah's What I Know For Sure

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„Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.“

—  Arthur Koestler Hungarian-British author and journalist 1905 - 1983

Source: Drinkers of Infinity: Essays 1955-1967 (1967).

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„Succes is a lousy teacher. It makes smart people think they can't lose.“

—  Bill Gates, book The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead (1995)
Variant: Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

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„Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.“

—  Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012

Variant: Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

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„Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

Source: The Fry Chronicles