May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Teachers.
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
I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
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
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My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around,
his friends, they were working for the Government and
their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.
- C. L. R. James
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible.
If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine
For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living,
which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few,
but to live well belongs to all.
Teachers didn't like me very much.
They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out.
- Clea Duvall
Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families,
our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives.
- Kenny Guinn
And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really,
really looked out for me and really encouraged all that.
And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
- William Joyce
We don't take care of our teachers and our cops and our firemen.
They should be at the top of our list.
- Brad Garrett
Some teachers had been trained to work out at Southern
because I carried two out there.
I carried a lady down here from Palmer's Crossing,
used to play piano, and Billy Carter.
- Charles Phillips
It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride
My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings,
as did many immigrants.
- Martin Lewis Perl
I was a weirdo to want to be in show business.
Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.
- Nell Carter
I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a.
It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.
- Peter Brimelow
I want to work with the teachers' union.
But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first
and we are letting down a generation of California children.
It's not acceptable.
- Meg Whitman
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers,
motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving;
it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that
drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth;
we are formed by what we are told by our parents,
our teachers, our intimates.
- Helen Dunmore
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations:
the first from his teachers;
more personal and important, from himself.
- Edward Gibbon
We can not wait until we have enough trained people
willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions
imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
- Major Owens
Give your teachers the respect they deserve,
because they are the ones who can help you get where you need to go.
- Richard Howard
Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice,
don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides,
Sunday school teachers?
- Martin Goldsmith
When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom
and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever,
whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
- Norman MacCaig
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
Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
- Dan Quayle
The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers,
they're the least remembered people.
- Daniel Berrigan
It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners,
teachers, and others.
The country hasn't got enough money to do so.
- Eduard Shevardnadze
Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide...
and our teachers know that.
- Solomon Ortiz
I had a number of teachers who hated me.
I didn't do well in school.
- Francis Ford Coppola
Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck
Realistically, I think we are not prepared to go home
until we do get more teachers and lower class sizes.
- John Podesta
The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds,
who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
- Catharine Beecher
The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin.
- William Gurnall
My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough,
someone who needed smoothing.
- Mother Jones
When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn
Parents are your teachers until a certain point,
and if they don't give you love, you'll go somewhere else to find it.
- Marguerite Moreau
Teachers are out there with a very difficult job,
which they pursue with tireless dedication.
- Chi McBride
We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes
of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science
classrooms in order to engage the students.
- Patrick Stewart
Since the conception of our country,
America has held that parents,
not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts,
hold the primary responsibility of educating their children.
- John Doolittle
Well, first I studied piano.
I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb...
- Luc Ferrari
If kids come to educators and teachers from strong,
healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier.
If they do not come to us from strong,
healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
- Barbara Colorose
Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is,
you need to talk with children, to teachers,
and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
- Rita Dove
My mother tells this story that when I first went to school,
I thought I was going to help the teachers.
I didn't realise I was going to get educated.
- Moon Unit Zappa
I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete
examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core
of what they teach is strategy.
- Michael Porter
Education is the key to success in life,
and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
- Solomon Ortiz
Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures,
and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to
give children the education they need.
- Christopher Bond
We have run out of creativity for children and teachers
alike in the name of pushing up standards.
- Shirley Williams
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
- Joyce A. Myers
There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001
schools census showed that teacher numbers were at
their highest level than at any time since 1984 -
and 11,000 higher than 1997.
- Estelle Morris
Most of us, I suspect, prefer our teachers to be of the Nice Guy variety.
- Ken Wilber
We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year,
and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A,
B, C, D, F grading system.
- William Glasser
However, the Government has made it clear that we do
not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing
nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy.
- Estelle Morris
I learned life from some good teachers.
- Eddie Murray
We teachers can only help the work going on,
as servants wait upon a master.
- Maria Montessori
Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi
My teachers helped guide and motivate me;
but the responsibility of learning was left with me,
an approach to learning which was later reinforced
by my experiences at Amherst.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
- W. S. Merwin
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
My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad,
she started dating one my teachers!
- Meg Cabot
The teachers are getting screwed, blued,
and tattooed by the system.
- Kinky Friedman
I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;
strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
- Khalil Gibran
Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
- Charles Kuralt
Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater
authority by parents and teachers.
- Paul Weyrich
Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think.
- Maya Lin
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