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A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers
“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.” Amos Bronson Alcott
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams
Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. Tracy Kidder
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
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
Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. Bob Talbert
Teachers who cannot keep students involved and excited for several hours in the classroom should not be there. John Roech
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin
A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. Louis A. Berman