"Teachers are the only professionals who have to respond to bells every forty-five minutes and come out fighting."
- Frank McCourt
"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism."
- Colleen Wilcox
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
- Hector Berlioz
"The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents is because it helps me to forgive their children."
- Louis Johannot
"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."
- Winston Churchill
"A self taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student."
- Henny Youngman
"For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn much."
- W. C. Stellar
"Children are like cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression."
- Dr. Haim Ginott
"The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike."
- H. L. Mencken
"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them to count is best."
- Bob Talbert
"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills."
- Minna Thomas Antrim
"The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work."
- Patricia Clafford
"It is a miracle that curosity survives formal education."
- Albert Einstein