quote

Quotes About Teachers

Quotes tagged as "teachers" (showing 31-60 of 220)
Ally Carter
“The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.”
Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time

Gordon Korman
“Ask yourself: 'Do I feel the need to laminate?' Then teaching is for you.”
Gordon Korman

Donna Quesada
“The effects you will have on your students are infinite and currently unknown; you will possibly shape the way they proceed in their careers, the way they will vote, the way they will behave as partners and spouses, the way they will raise their kids.”
Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

Hilary Swank
“I ended up dropping out of high school. I'm a high school dropout, which I'm not proud to say, ... I had some teachers that I still think of fondly and were amazing to me. But I had other teachers who said, 'You know what? This dream of yours is a hobby. When are you going to give it up?' I had teachers who I could tell didn't want to be there. And I just couldn't get inspired by someone who didn't want to be there”
Hilary Swank

J.K. Rowling
“I know what you are known as . . . but to me, you will always be Tom Riddle. It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges’ youthful beginnings.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Jeannette Walls
“Teaching is a calling too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy - angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.”
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

Hermann Hesse
“Teachers dread nothing so much as unusual characteristics in precocious boys during the initial stages of their adolescence. A certain streak of genius makes an ominous impression on them, for there exists a deep gulf between genius and the teaching profession. Anyone with a touch of genius seems to his teachers a freak from the very first. As far as teachers are concerned, they define young geniuses as those who are bad, disrespectful, smoke at fourteen, fall in love at fifteen, can be found at sixteen hanging out in bars, read forbidden books, write scandalous essays, occasionally stare down a teacher in class, are marked in the attendance book as rebels, and are budding candidates for room-arrest. A schoolmaster will prefer to have a couple of dumbheads in his class than a single genius, and if you regard it objectively, he is of course right. His task is not to produce extravagant intellects but good Latinists, arithmeticians and sober decent folk. The question of who suffers more acutely at the other's hands - the teacher at the boy's, or vice versa - who is more of a tyrant, more of a tormentor, and who profanes parts of the other's soul, student or teacher, is something you cannot examine without remembering your own youth in anger and shame. yet that s not what concerns us here. We have the consolation that among true geniuses the wounds almost always heal. As their personalities develop, they create their art in spite of school. Once dead, and enveloped by the comfortable nimbus of remoteness, they are paraded by the schoolmasters before other generations of students as showpieces and noble examples. Thus teh struggle between rule and spirit repeats itself year after year from school to school. The authorities go to infinite pains to nip the few profound or more valuable intellects in the bud. And time and again the ones who are detested by their teachers are frequently punished, the runaways and those expelled, are the ones who afterwards add to society's treasure. But some - and who knows how many? - waste away quiet obstinacy and finally go under.”
Hermann Hesse, Beneath the Wheel

Victoria Kahler
“Teachers knew every one of the students, their secrets, their grades, their home situations. And all the students knew the teachers. It was like teachers were people who finally were the most popular at school.”
Victoria Kahler, Their Friend Scarlet

Charles Benoit
“The teachers complain that the students today are all lazy, ignorant, and stupid. But the truth is that you're smarter than they are. You're not even old enough to drive and you already know that none of this matters.”
Charles Benoit, You

Jean-Yves Leloup
“Do not believe anything merely because you are told it is so, because others believe it, because it comes from Tradition, or because you have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect. Believe, take for your doctrine, and hold true to that, which, after serious investigation, seems to you to further the welfare of all beings. (47)”
Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

Allan Lokos
“True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion.”
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

Henry Adams
“The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.”
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

J.D. Salinger
“You don't have to think too hard when you talk to teachers.”
J.D. Salinger

Anne  Hill
“One of the first things we learn from our teachers is discernment: the ability to tell truth from fiction, to know when we have lost our center and how to find it again. Discernment is also one of the last things we learn, when we feel our paths diverge and we must separate from our mentors in order to stay true to ourselves.”
Anne Hill, The Baby and the Bathwater

Ace Antonio Hall
“When teachers doubt your potential, show them how wrong they truly are.”
Ace Antonio Hall

Tucker Elliot
“In large part, we are teachers precisely because we remember what it was like to be a student. Someone inspired us. Someone influenced us. Or someone hurt us. And we’ve channeled that joy (or pain) into our own unique philosophies on life and learning and we’re always looking for an opportunity to share them—with each other, our students, parents, or in our communities.”
Tucker Elliot

Meg Wolitzer
“But it had no doubt sprung from true emotion, for all that parents ever wanted, really, was for you to love their child the way they did.”
Meg Wolitzer

Michael Gruber
“Professors go batty too, perhaps more often than other people, although owing to their profession, their madness is less often remarked. ”
Michael Gruber, The Book of Air and Shadows

Meg Wolitzer
“Being a teacher at a restaurant in the town where you lived was a little like being a TV star...”
Meg Wolitzer

Polly Shulman
“Mr. Klamp laid down the law. No tardiness, no talking above 40 decibels, no untied shoelaces, no visible undergarments, no eating, no chewing gum, no chewing tobacco, no chewing betel nuts, no chewing coca leaves, no chewing out students (unless Mr. Klamp was doing the chewing out), no chewing out teachers (unless ditto), no unnecessary displays of temper (unless ditto), no unnecessary displays of affection (no exceptions), no pets over one ounce or under one ton, and no singing, except in Bulgarian. I began to think Mr Klamp wouldn't be so bad...”
Polly Shulman, Enthusiasm

Jasper Fforde
“I've managed to bring the backlog down to a mere sixty-eight years," she announced with some small sense of achievement. "I hope to be able to start marking the papers of pupils who are still alive by the end of the decade.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron

Shannon L. Alder
“They say faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor.”
Shannon L. Alder

“She'll soon forget."
"Caddy," said Saffron impatiently, "she is headmistress of the private school! She's probably never forgotten anything in her whole life!”
Hilary McKay, Saffy's Angel

George Bernard Shaw
“Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parent.”
George Bernard Shaw

Dejan Stojanovic
“We don’t know anything about silent sages, buried knowledge, the eye of the mute poet, serene seers, yet how many talkative destroyers, prophets and ideologues, teachers and beautifiers there are on the other side.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Jarod Kintz
“Lover’s Lane is so narrow only unicycles can travel down it. My high school teachers didn’t call me “The Babe Ruth of the Bicycle” for nothing. It’s too bad they didn’t call me that, because it was accurate.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Steve Martin
“...teaching is, after all, a form of show business.”
Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“How do we change the way science is taught?

Ask anybody how many teachers truly made a difference in their life, and you never come up with more than the fingers on one hand. You remember their names, you remember what they did, you remember how they moved in front of the classroom. You know why you remember them? Because they were passionate about the subject. You remember them because they lit a flame within you. They got you excited about a subject you didn't previously care about, because they were excited about it themselves. That's what turns people on to careers in science and engineering and mathematics. That's what we need to promote. Put that in every classroom, and it will change the world.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Tucker Elliot
“I spent half my childhood trying to be like my dad. True for most boys, I think. It turns with adolescence. The last thing I wanted was to be like my dad. It took becoming a man to realize how lucky I’d been. It took a few hard knocks in life to make me realize the only thing my dad had ever wanted or worked for was to give me a chance at being better than him.”
Tucker Elliot, The Rainy Season

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote


Browse By Tag

More...