9 Famous Quotes About Teachers

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What was unique about teachers who educated famous people such as Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and the like? Were these teachers specially qualified to inspire their students to achieve fame and success? Or were these teachers just plain lucky to have exceptionally talented students? Do some teachers have the rare quality of turning dust into gold? The answer may not be easy to find.

Good teachers are hard to find. Teaching institutes that offer the best facilities may attract the creme de la creme of teaching talent. However, a monetary incentive may not necessarily translate into good teaching. I have come across many selfless and good teachers working in NGOs and in charity organizations. These teachers are motivated simply by the joy of teaching. They take great pleasure in watching their students grow. They may not earn their share of fame and fortune, but they are truly wealthy in their benevolence.

In this age of speedy information technology, you can access teachers from across the globe. Want to learn Spanish? Why not learn from a Spanish expert? Want to improve your dancing skills? There is no dearth of video tutorials. 

Famous Teacher Quotes

A teacher's job is never over, even after the class is over. A teacher has to encourage each child to reach his or her potential. A teacher has to find ways to make learning fun, easy, and inspiring. Teachers have to explore various methods of instruction to enable higher learning. Tools merely assist the teacher. They cannot teach by themselves. Share these teacher quotes with your favorite teachers and bring a smile to their face.

Andy Rooney: "Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives."

Haim G. Ginott: "Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task."

Anonymous: "Leading a child to learning's treasures, gives a teacher untold pleasures."

Anonymous: "Teachers don't impact for a year, but for a lifetime."

Chinese proverb: "Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself."

Bill Muse: "I think a secure profession for young people is history teacher because, in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach."

Howard Lester: "I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility."

Hippocrates: "I swear...to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture."

Edward Blishen: "Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement."

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