Quotation About Teaching

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For Teacher and Teaching

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
Amos Bronson Alcott
 (1799 - 1888)The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France 
(1844 - 1924), The Crime of Sylvestre BonnardPassive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.

Bertrand Russell 
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Chinese Proverb
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw 
(1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
Teaching is not a lost art, but regard for teaching is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Tryon Edwards

“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”  ― Brian Tracy
“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.”  ― Stephen King, 11/22/63
“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”  ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” 
― Plato, The Republic
“If thou wouldst seek justice, thyself must be just. ”  ― Stephen R. Lawhead, Hood
“Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.”  ― Oscar Wilde
“To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.” 
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel
“My words itch at your ears till you understand them”  ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
“When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”  ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”  ― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”  ― Anatole France
“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.”  ― Amos Bronson Alcott
A teacher affects eternity:
he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation. Marcus Tullius Cicero
The important thing is not so much
that every child should be taught, 
as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
John Lubbock
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life,  those the art of living well.
Aristotle
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable than teaching? Harriet Martineau
By learning you will teach;
by teaching you will understand.
Latin Proverb
Education is the mother of leadership.
Wendell L. Willkie
Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. Bishop Hall
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Tryon Edwards
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. Ben...
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