The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Knowledge is power.
There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any valuable art.
Education will never become as expensive as ignorance.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.
-Anatole France Thibault
The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
-William A. Ward
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
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”;
Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
-Henri Frederic Amiel
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among rocks.
I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I’m going to be if I grow up.
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.