Favorite Quotations ~  Teachers, 2 It Takes Two

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


Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of wit or a market or a building. ~ A. Bartlett Giamatti

To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

When teachers have a low expectation level for their children's learning, the children seldom exceed that expectation This is the self-fulfilling prophecy. ~ John Niemeyer

In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us. ~ Peter Matthiessen

Teachers are those who use themselves as bridges, over which they invite their students to cross; then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate apparently ordinary people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~ K. Patricia Cross

The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny. ~ Brenda Ueland

Some kids want to know why the teachers get paid when it’s the kids who have to do all the work. ~ Milton Berle

The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman, and Nietzsche. ~ Isadora Duncan

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