Teacher Quotes

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

– Sidney Hook

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

– Martin H. Fischer

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power.

– Tom Brown, Jr.

I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn’t like me at all.

– Barbra Streisand

The greatest teacher I know is the job itself.

– James Cash Penney

Among the great names that adorn the roll of Nobel prize-winners in Medicine is that of Otto Meyerhof, my admired teacher and friend, to whose inspiration, guidance and encouragement I owe so very much.

– Severo Ochoa

In math, you could get 100 percent. It was very fair. That’s what I liked about math. You could figure it out, and the teacher couldn’t have a stupid opinion about it.

– Norm MacDonald

My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish.

– Flip Wilson

During my eleven years as a New York City public school teacher, I saw firsthand the impact that poverty has on the classroom. In low-income neighborhoods like Sunset Park, where I taught, students as young as five years old enter school affected by the stresses often created by poverty: domestic violence, drug abuse, gang activity.

– Sal Albanese

Having been an educator for so many years I know that all a good teacher can do is set a context, raise questions or enter into a kind of a dialogic relationship with their students.

– Godfrey Reggio

The best teacher is very interactive.

– Bill Gates

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

– Vernon Law

My sister is an ER doctor, and my brother is a teacher.

– Rami Malek

But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.

– Roy Barnes

Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.

– Kobe Bryant

I still don’t know what I’m going to be. I love acting. I would love to be an English teacher. I would love to be a housewife and have a chateau in the South of France, I would love to be a singer that travels to cafes around different towns.

– Bethany Joy Lenz

A woman of faith is fearless. There is no ambiguity, no uncertain trump in her life. She can live a principled life because she studies the doctrine and teachings of a perfect teacher, the Master. She is a noble example to all who know her.

– Margaret D. Nadauld

Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.

– Maggie Gallagher

I eat tons, three full meals a day, and I never go to the gym. When I was a child, my geography teacher said, ‘You may be slim now but if you carry on eating like that, you’ll end up being really fat.’ Fortunately, I really don’t think I’ve changed much in the past two decades, so that teacher was an idiot.

– Gina Bellman

Once I accomplish one thing and I’m satisfied, I try something else. I may be 50 and doing something totally outside of music and acting. Maybe I’ll become a kindergarten teacher.

– Kid Cudi