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Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Education is an admirable thing but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

I hate books, they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner and it is for you to find the other three.

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

Mahatma Gandhi

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Carl Jung

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever after due examination and analysis you find to be kind conducive to the good the benefit the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

Hunter S. Thompson

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

The Bible remained for me a book of books still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.

Joseph Joubert

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Albert Einstein

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Oscar Wilde

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

Mahatma Gandhi

The disciple should associate with a wise friend who detects and censures his faults and who points out virtues as a guide tells of buried treasures. There is happiness not woe to him who associates with such an intelligent friend.


The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.

Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life.

Those that know do. Those that understand teach.

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.

Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.

Woody Allen

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

'Tis not enough to help the feeble up but to support them after.

Think simple, as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.

Frank Lloyd Wright

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.

Henny Youngman

He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.


Unity is vital for all wherever they are and whatever their country, religion or sex. Love should be the unifying force.

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.


Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.

Stephen King

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind, yet strange I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Kahlil Gibran

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Kahlil Gibran

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

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.

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them I will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

I can tell you honest friend what to believe: believe life, it teaches better that book or orator.

Where there is shouting there is no true knowledge.

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth, for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand, I teach in order to learn.

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.

Nicholas Sparks

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old and you may become a teacher of others.

The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

Benjamin Franklin

I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.


Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

If thou art a master be sometimes blind, if a servant sometimes deaf.

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

Mahatma Gandhi

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading I must finish by acting.

Henry David Thoreau

Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners doers and teachers.

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.

Without God life is like a school without a teacher. It is a wire with no current passing through it, it is a body with no soul.

He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

Some believe all that parents, tutors and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.

We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us, to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.

Michelle Obama

The smarter the journalists are the better off society is. [For] to a degree people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher the better the student body.

We are taught you must blame your father your sisters your brothers the school the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.

I want to teach. I want to speak. I want to travel.

Hillary Clinton

Police and firefighters are great but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher.

'Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue by female lips and eyes - that is I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case at least where I have been, They smile so when one's right, and when one's wrong, They smile still more.

Too often we act - ask our schools to be truant officers our teachers to be truant officers because we're giving them children who have you know they're not ready to learn. And if they're not ready to learn by the third grade they know they're behind.

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons and the true teacher is the learner.

Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.

Teachers must be examples of LOVE and TRUTH.

Music when healthy is the teacher of perfect order and when depraved the teacher of perfect disorder.

John Ruskin

If one student is bad only that student is affected. But if one teacher is bad hundreds of students get spoiled.

The world itself is a great teacher a constant guide and inspiration. That is the reason why man is surrounded and sustained by the world.

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father the mother and the teacher.

I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office.

Hillary Clinton

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.

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Dr. Seuss

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

Lily Tomlin

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves, than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.

Failure should be our teacher not our undertaker. Failure is delay not defeat. It is a temporary detour not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing doing nothing and being nothing.

Denis Waitley

Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers better options and better choices for a better future.

I wanted to be a teacher.

Prosperity is a great teacher, adversity a greater.

If you think your teacher is tough wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

I'm glad I was a teacher.

The teachers of tomorrow are the students of today.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers who in their turn will manufacture still more teachers.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all then accept it and live up to it.

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

Bob Marley

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher and I would like to teach them something.

Learning is finding out what you already know Doing is demonstrating that you know it Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do. We are all learners doers and teachers.

Come forth into the light of things let nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

Kahlil Gibran

Experience is the teacher of all things.

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.

Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.

Andy Rooney

I know you very well and I know you need a good English teacher.

Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.

Lady Gaga

Early in my school career I turned out to be an incorrigible disciplinary problem. I could understand what the teacher was saying as fast as she could say it I found time hanging heavy so I would occasionally talk to my neighbor. That was my great crime I talked.