Teaching Quotes

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.
– John F. Kennedy

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

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 quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
– Maya Angelou

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.
– John Sculley

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
– Alvin Toffler

When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
– Woody Allen

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
– Henry Brooks Adams

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
– Edith Ann

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.
– Mother Teresa

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
– Kurt Herbert

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
– Joseph Addison

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
– Thomas Carruthers

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
– Paul Anderson

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
– Henry Ford

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
– William Adams

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

Education is the best provision for old age.
– Aristotle

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons.
– Eschylus

One father is worth 100 schoolmasters.
– George Herbert