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Teachers And Teaching Quotes

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

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.

Author: Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)

Profession: American Educator, Social Reformer

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

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

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.

Author: Thomas Arnold (1795-1842)

Profession: British Educator, Scholar

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

You can't teach a hunter it's wrong to kill.

Author: Hari Dass Baba


You teach best what you most need to learn.

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.

Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)

Profession: British Economist, Critic

I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.

Author: M. Russell Ballard (1928)

Profession: American Missionary, Bishop,

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Author: Jacques Barzun (1907)

Profession: American Scholar

Unless we do his teachings, we do not demonstrate faith in him.

Author: Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994)

Profession: American Government Official and Religious Leader

The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.

Author: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

Profession: British Philosopher, Jurist, Political Theorist

Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement.

Author: Edward Blishen (1920)

Profession: British Actor

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.

Author: Allan Bloom (1930-1992)

Profession: American Educator, Author