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    Charles William Eliot
    “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
    Charles William Eliot

  • #2
    Shel Silverstein
    “The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #3
    Robert Frost
    “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.”
    Robert Frost

  • #4
    “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”

  • #5
    Heather Brewer
    “Because teachers, no matter how kind, no matter how friendly, are sadistic and evil to the core.”
    Heather Brewer, Eighth Grade Bites

  • #6
    “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”

  • #7
    William Arthur Ward
    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
    William Arthur Ward

  • #8
    Nicholas Sparks
    “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it”
    Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

  • #9
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “My English teacher has no face. She has uncombed stringy hair that droops on her shoulders. The hair is black from her part to her ears and then neon orange to the frizzy ends. I can't decide if she had pissed off her hairdresser or is morphing into a monarch butterfly. I call her Hairwoman.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

  • #10
    Pat Conroy
    “The world of literature has everything in it, and it refuses to leave
    anything out. I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the
    genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.
    Because of them I rode with Don Quixote and danced with Anna Karenina at a
    ball in St. Petersburg and lassoed a steer in "Lonesome Dove" and had
    nightmares about slavery in "Beloved" and walked the streets of Dublin in
    "Ulysses" and made up a hundred stories in the Arabian nights and saw my
    mother killed by a baseball in "A Prayer for Owen Meany." I've been in ten
    thousand cities and have introduced myself to a hundred thousand strangers
    in my exuberant reading career, all because I listened to my fabulous
    English teachers and soaked up every single thing those magnificent men and
    women had to give. I cherish and praise them and thank them for finding me
    when I was a boy and presenting me with the precious gift of the English
    language. ”
    Pat Conroy

  • #11
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    “That disapproving look was back in her eyes. Her teacher face. The one that could make you squirm from ten paces, even if you were innocent. And I hadn't been innocent for years.”
    Laurell K. Hamilton, Circus of the Damned

  • #12
    Steve Maraboli
    “The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life.”
    Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

  • #13
    Neal Shusterman
    “Once in a while our school has half days, and the teachers spend the afternoon 'in service,' which I think must be a group therapy for having to deal with us.”
    Neal Shusterman, Bruiser

  • #14
    William Glasser
    “When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.”
    William Glasser

  • #15
    Bruce Coville
    “The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.”
    Bruce Coville

  • #16
    Karl A. Menninger
    “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”
    Karl A. Menninger

  • #17
    Jeannette Walls
    “The women I know with strong personalities, the ones who might have become generals or the heads of companies if they were men, become teachers. Teaching is a calling, too. And I've always thought that teachers in their way are holy--angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.”
    Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

  • #18
    Wilhelm Reich
    “You'll have a good, secure life when being alive means more to you than security, love more than money, your freedom more than public or partisan opinion, when the mood of Beethoven's or Bach's music becomes the mood of your whole life … when your thinking is in harmony, and no longer in conflict, with your feelings … when you let yourself be guided by the thoughts of great sages and no longer by the crimes of great warriors … when you pay the men and women who teach your children better than the politicians; when truths inspire you and empty formulas repel you; when you communicate with your fellow workers in foreign countries directly, and no longer through diplomats...”
    Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

  • #19
    P.C. Cast
    “In my ten years of teaching I’ve noticed that teachers tend to have a bad habit of talking to themselves. I hypothesize that this is because we talk for a living, and we feel safe speaking our feelings aloud. Or it could be that most of us, especially the high school teacher variety, are just weird as shit.”
    P.C. Cast, Divine By Mistake

  • #20
    “The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.”
    (Analects 2.11)”

  • #21
    Ally Carter
    “The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.”
    Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time

  • #22
    Alexander the Great
    “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

    {His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle}”
    Alexander the Great

  • #23
    Pat Conroy
    “The great teachers fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life. I wanted to follow Mr. Monte around for the rest of my life, learning everything he wished to share of impart, but I didn't know how to ask.”
    Pat Conroy, My Losing Season: A Memoir

  • #24
    Mildred D. Taylor
    “Poor Christopher-John had fallen into the hands of Miss. Daisy Crocker. I greatly sympathized him, but as in everything else, Christopher John tried to see the bright side in having to face such a shrew every morning. "Maybe she done changed," he said hopefully on the first day of school. However, when classes were over he was noticeably quiet.

    Well?" I asked him.

    He shrugged dejectedly and admitted, "She still the same.”
    Mildred D. Taylor, Let the Circle Be Unbroken

  • #25
    J.D. Salinger
    “You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #26
    Gordon Korman
    “Ask yourself: 'Do I feel the need to laminate?' Then teaching is for you.”
    Gordon Korman

  • #27
    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

  • #28
    “A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
    Ruth Beechick, An Easy Start in Arithmetic, Grades K-3

  • #29
    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

  • #30
    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

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