"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years." Jacques Barzun
~Great Teacher Quote~
"If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job." Donald D. Quinn
"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
"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."
"A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron." Horace Mann
"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
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams
"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." Author Unknown
"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 a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism." Louis A. Berman
"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
~My Favorite Teacher Quote~
"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's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image." Author Unknown
"What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches."
"Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts."
"Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures." Eugene P. Bertin