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Excellent Teachers Quotes


"Total teachers aren't perfect teachers." - Andy Hargreaves

"My decision to begin research in radio astronomy was influenced both by my wartime experience with electronics and antennas and by one of my teachers, Jack Ratcliffe, who had given an excellent course on electromagnetic theory during my final undergraduate year." - Antony Hewish

"Sometimes even excellent Homer nods." - Horace

"There are certain teachers who shouldn't be teachers." - Tenzin Palmo

"Computers are' magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes." - Tom Peters

"Be excellent and party on dudes." - Abraham Lincoln

"Excellent,' I cried. 'Elementary,' said he." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"I think women are excellent social critics." - Laurie Anderson

"What is easy is seldom excellent." - Samuel Johnson

"Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination when it came to making up excuses." - David E Kelley

"I have been blessed to have had many excellent teachers. The further I get away from school, though, the more I realize that the greatest teachers in my life have come from outside of academia." - Brad Thor

"Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers." - Simone Weil

"Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers." - Jim Rohn

"Our enemies are our greatest teachers." - Dalai Lama

"Schools often get the teachers they deserve!" - Andy Hargreaves

"That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends." - Maria Callas

"We should be firing bad teachers." - Malcolm Gladwell

"I think good teachers are underpaid." - Peter Brimelow

"Pubcon is always one of the first shows I put on my calendar. Content is excellent, social is excellent, networking opportunities are excellent." - Jim Banks

"O excellent! I love long life better than figs." - William Shakespeare

"Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities." - Dalai Lama

"What an excellent tool the internet is for freaks." - Steig Larsson

"Pastime passing excellent, if it he husbanded with modesty." - William Shakespeare

"I think it would be an excellent idea." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Excellent memories are often coupled with feeble judgments." - Michel De Montaigne

"The idea of a concentration camp is excellent." - Joseph Stalin

"Excellence Matters. Excellent people. Excellent vision. Excellent marketing. Excellent strategies." - Jeff Henderson

"You are a most excellent lawyer, for a dead man." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"An excellent indie horror book with a wholly original premise." - Mike Carey

"Good teachers cost a lot; but, poor teachers cost a lot more." - Evan Esar

"Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends." - Maria Callas

"Teachers have a chance to mold someone, inspire them. I hope all teachers realize that." - Kevin James

"I had many good teachers, but only three of them were school teachers." - Michael Leunig

"I listen a lot to how people speak. I've read a great many good books in my life. I had some excellent English teachers. Surely, those things were helpful." - Anthony Bourdain

"Throughout the course of my life, I have been very fortunate to have had excellent teachers - not just in meditation, but in martial arts, music, scuba diving, and in my academic education." - Frederick Lenz

"Of all the excellent teachers of college English whom I have known I have never discovered one who knew precisely what he was doing. Therein have lain their power and their charm." - Mary Ellen Chase

"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." - Lactantius

"With respect to teachers' salaries.... Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. Salary schedules tend to be uniform and determined far more by seniority." - Milton Friedman

"One or two bad teachers is a problem with the teachers. A school with many bad teachers is a problem of leadership." - Andy Hargreaves

"When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed." - Marva Collins

"Ye great teachers: listen to what you say!" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"As all born teachers, he was primarily a student." - Steven Pressfield

"Like most teachers, I'm just another sower of seeds." - Pete Seeger

"It's the less bright students who make teachers teach better." - Malcolm Forbes

"The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner." - Wendell Berry

"If teaching were easy, we wouldn't need teachers." - Todd Whitaker

"Teachers are very undervalued for what they do." - Garth Nix

"Trees and fields tell me nothing; men are my teachers." - Plato

"Both of my parents are actually music teachers." - Charlie Day

"My parents were both high-school music teachers." - Renee Fleming

"Teachers need to be comfortable talking about feelings." - Daniel Goleman

"High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it." - David Ogden Stiers

"Good teachers deserve apples; great teachers deserve chocolate. A favorite quotation, written in calligraphy on his office door." - Richard Hamming

"Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as professionals who think for themselves?" - Diane Ravitch

"We will not achieve high performance in education if we replace teachers with machines or turn teachers into machines." - Andy Hargreaves

"The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils." - Martin H Fischer

"Some teachers teach for others to learn. That's not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish. That is me." - Jim Rohn

"Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that." - Morley Safer

"Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it." - Temple Grandin

"If your attitude toward the world is good, you will obtain good results. If your attitude is excellent, excellent will your results." - Earl Nightingale

"It's an excellent movie. Really excellent." - Bill O'Reilly

"An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher." - John W Gardner

"People are discontent; men are troubled; and the literature is excellent." - Andre Maurois

"An exceptional life isn't the result of lucky breaks but excellent choices." - Robin S. Sharma

"This was not judgment day - only morning. Morning: excellent and fair." - William Styron

"Let excellence be your brand... When you are excellent, you become unforgettable." - Oprah Winfrey

"It is an excellent circumstance that hospitality grows best where it is most needed." - Hugh Miller

"Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead." - Chuck Palahniuk

"To be an excellent leader, you have to be a superb follower," - Herb Kelleher

"Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge." - Philip Sidney

"The world is an excellent judge in general, but a very bad one in particular." - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

"Excellent. They were flammable." - James Patterson

"Humor is an excellent method of keeping a tight rein on unproductive displays of emotion." - Barbara Mertz

"There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray." - Joseph Joubert

"America's a hard school, I know, but hard schools make excellent graduates." - Oriana Fallaci

"Unpopularity is a excellent salve to the conscience; it is delicious to be misunderstood." - Stella Benson

"Excellent things are rare." - Plato

"Money cannot buy the fuel of love but is excellent kindling." - W H Auden

"My center is giving way, my right is retreating, situation excellent, I am attacking." - Ferdinand Foch

"Nonsense, n. The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary." - Ambrose Bierce

"An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him." - Oscar Wilde

"My brother is an excellent songwriter, and I play guitar and drums." - Jeremy London

"If it's an excellent script, I enjoy it tremendously, the acting part of it." - Julie London

"The mediocre always feel as if they're fighting for their lives when confronted by the excellent." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"But I do have time to pencil in golf, and we've got four excellent courses." - Darrell Royal

"Sport was an integral part of school life. The most influential teachers were not necessarily the PE teachers, but the teachers who helped me in sport because they had an understanding of what you were going through." - Sebastian Coe

"Teachers are expendable, overworked, underpaid, and many times disrespected by students, parents and higher-ups. Nonetheless, these teachers still show up because there are some who are teachers indeed." - Monica Johnson

"Every woman who vacates a place in the teachers' ranks and enters an unusual line of work, does two excellent things: she makes room for someone waiting for a place and helps to open a new vocation for herself and other women." - Frances E Willard

"There is also one excellent reason why the veriest amateur may feel entitled to have an opinion about education. For if we are not all professional teachers, we have all, at some time or other, been taught. Even if we learned nothing-perhaps in particular if we learned nothing-our contribution to the discussion may have a potential value." - Dorothy L Sayers

"My education in the public schools of New York City between 1932 and 1944 was an excellent preparation for a life in science. Because of the Depression, these schools were able to attract a remarkably talented and dedicated collection of teachers who encouraged their students to strive for the highest levels of accomplishment." - Robert Fogel

"There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools." - Ken Robinson

"I've always tried to be aware of what I say in my films, because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers - teachers with very loud voices." - George Lucas

"Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers do [pass on information], but what great teachers also do is mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage." - Ken Robinson

"Good teachers teach. Great teachers transform." - Queen Rania Of Jordan

"In outstanding classrooms, teachers do more listening than talking, and students do more talking than listening. Terrific teachers often have teeth marks on their tongues." - Alfie Kohn

"Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay." - Jeb Bush

"Managers are responsible for setting workplace policies under which teachers can succeed. Managers are responsible for negotiating contracts that create the conditions under which teachers can succeed." - Eli Broad

"Only an excellent fabric can originate an excellent fashion" - Nino Cerruti

"I started young but at every turn, listening provided a foundation for my leadership. I can say categorically that all the really excellent leaders I have known were, in my view, excellent listeners." - Joe Shuster

"I have an excellent memory, a most excellent memory." - Bill Gates

"I love to sleep. I'm an excellent, excellent sleeper." - Lauren Oliver

"Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy." - Mao Zedong

"Yves Saint Laurent is a young man of excellent taste; the more he copies me the more taste he displays." - Coco Chanel

"My hard work and excellent training entitled me to be a better actress than some of my competitors" - Pola Negri

"When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable If I have not an excellent library." - Jane Austen

"If there is something more excellent than the truth, then that is God; if not, then truth itself is God." - Saint Augustine

"Excellent warriors are not violent." - Laozi

"Excellent soldiers are not furious." - Laozi

"Excellent conquerors do not engage." - Laozi

"Staplers- Excellent source of iron" - Rick Riordan

"Don't cross the bridge till you come to it, Is a proverb old, and of excellent wit." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"There is always some levity even in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, and also to stray." - Joseph Joubert

"Boileau's numbers are excellent, his expressions noble, his thoughts just, his language pure, and his sense close." - John Dryden

"What is excellent, As God lives, is permanent; Hearts are dust, hearts' loves remain, Heart's love will meet thee again." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Here's to freedom, cheers to art. Here's to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start." - Jason Mraz

"Someday, you will make an excellent guardian ba." "Thanks," I muttered. "Ca' wait to be poultry forever." - Rick Riordan

"Family Guy is relentlessly excellent." - Katherine Parkinson

"Scruples, temptations, and fears, and cutting perplexities of the heart, are often the lot of the most excellent persons." - Thomas A Kempis

"She is an excellent creature, but she can never remember which came first, the Greeks or the Romans." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Exceptional ideas create excellent opportunities" - Doug Berry

"That which is excellent endures." - Aristotle

"To lend freshness to things known, to spread knowledge of things new; an excellent program for a critic." - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

"The excellent becomes the permanent." - Jane Addams

"What is an artist but a workman who is determined that, whatever else happens, his work shall be excellent?" - William Morris

"The excellent is new forever." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To live among such excellent helps as our libraries afford, to have so many silent wise companions whenever we please." - Richard Baxter

"'Family Guy' is relentlessly excellent." - Katherine Parkinson

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire

"A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning, both groundwater, and of course, air." - Mike Lowry

"I now know how to steal a watch when someone's wearing it. It's an excellent talent to have." - Margot Robbie

"At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction." - Elizabeth Barrett Brownin

"The teachers of our law, and to propose What might improve my knowledge or their own." - John Milton

"It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn." - John Bradshaw

"Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors and providers for their children." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops." - Henry Adams

"I learn teaching from teachers. I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches." - Harvey Penick

"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

"I was a B student in math, simply because my teachers liked me, as an actor." - Morgan Freeman

"The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn When teachers themselves are taught to learn." - Bertolt Brecht

"Hypotheses are lullabies for teachers to sing their students to sleep." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Instill respect for teachers." - Henry Louis Gates

"The most common mistake we make as teachers is attempting to tell our students too much." - Robert H. Frank

"Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction." - Baltasar Gracian

"I owe a lot to my teachers and mean to pay them back some day." - Stephen Leacock

"A Warrior knows that his best teachers are the people whom he shares the battlefield." - Paulo Coelho

"I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment" - James Levine

"The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men." - Charles Henry Fowler

"I thought we were out of money!? You can't simultaneously fire teachers AND tomahawk missiles." - Jon Stewart



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