Teachers Day Quotes

 "To teach is to learn twice."
- Joseph Joubert

"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn."
- Cicero

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited."
- Plutarch

"If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home."
- Anonymous Teacher

"Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach."
- Peter Drucker

"A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money"
- Author unknown

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well."
- Aristotle

"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
- Anatole France

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."
- Japanese proverb

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth."
- Helen Caldicott

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
- Henry Brooks Adams

"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book."
- Author Unknown

"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions."
- Author Unknown

"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."
- Jacques Barzun

"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

"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches."
- Karl Menningervv

"A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image."
- Author Unknown

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
- William Arthur Ward

"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."
- Eugene P. Bertin

"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

"Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more."
- Bob Talbert

"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."
- Jacques Barzun

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."
- Author Unknown

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