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"The teachers liked me. In grade school, they make you copy pictures from books. I think the first one was Robert Louis Stevenson." - Andy Warhol

"I only finished first grade." - Amnat Ruenroeng

"Old teachers never die, they just grade away." - Henny Youngman

"Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed." - Marva Collins

"Children, of course, don't understand at first that they are being cheated. They come to school with a degree of faith and optimism, and they often seem to thrive during the first few years. It is sometimes not until the third grade that their teachers start to see the warning signs of failure. By the fourth grade many children see it too." - Jonathan Kozol

"In the end, excellence in education means excellence in teaching, and if this country would give the status to first grade teachers that we give to full professors, this one act alone would revitalize the nation's schools." - Ernest L. Boyer

"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school" - Gaylord Nelson

"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school." - Gaylord Nelson

"Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class." - C Everett Koop

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

"By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view - the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice." - Alan Kay

"When it was first proposed to establish laboratories at Cambridge, Todhunter, the mathematician, objected that it was unnecessary for students to see experiments performed, since the results could be vouched for by their teachers, all of them of the highest character, and many of them clergymen of the Church of England." - Bertrand Russell

"It is very good to see thousands of new teachers, so that with our thoughts, we can gradually change the world -send peace to the world. That's the best contribution to world peace-first the students should find their peace, and then they share with the other students." - Dharma Mittra

"There should be a course in first grade on love." - Andy Warhol

"Language instruction should start in the first grade. Writing, also." - Nikki Giovanni

"My first dunk was actually in sixth grade." - Vince Carter

"Congress is like first grade, only not as well behaved." - Sean Patrick Maloney

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

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

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

"I don't know if you've been in any inner-city schools, but it's pretty demoralizing. The kids come to class bright-eyed, enthusiastic - entering first grade really looking forward to school. By the fourth grade they're just completely turned off, and by the time they enter high school, they see little relationship between school and employment. It's bad enough you have incompetent teachers and schools that are poorly run, understaffed, and lack material resources. It's even worse when the kids themselves don't feel they have any stake in school." - William Julius Wilson

"Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teachers diploma." - Sarah Sutton

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness.'" - Debbie Macomber

"I'm blessed because I had my mom as a teacher - sixth through eighth grade - and she is one of the best teachers I've ever had." - Bellamy Young

"I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness." - Debbie Macomber

"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 wrote my first story in second grade, and was trying novel-length by sixth." - Brian Hodge

"You would' know it by looking, but I had no teeth in first grade." - Kevin Jonas

"You wouldn't know it by looking, but I had no teeth in first grade." - Kevin Jonas

"To solve the drug problem, we have to start at the root - first grade." - Ray Bradbury

"I wrote my first piano piece when I was in 4th grade." - Abel Korzeniowski

"At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut." - Donna Rice Hughes

"At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut." - Donna Rice

"I had my two front teeth knocked out by a sixth grader in first grade." - Chad Michael Murray

"The rain, the rain, the rain. You can't even hear it outside the window but still it's a sad thing. Rain, the grade school teachers say, makes the trees and flowers grow, but we're not trees and flower, and so many grade school teachers are single." - Daniel Handler

"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

"If we learned everything there is to know in kindergarten, it was promptly drummed out of us in first grade." - Peter Mcwilliams

"Experience, they say, is the best teacher, but we get the grade first and the lesson later." - Ann Landers

"We never graduate from first grade. Over and over, we have to go back to the beginning." - Natalie Goldberg

"I was eleventh-grade class president. That was the first elective office I held until I came into Congress." - Donna Edwards

"I was barely in grade school when I helped my mother rearrange the living room furniture for the first time." - Nate Berkus

"I quit high school the first day of 10th grade because I felt like I was wasting time." - Bam Margera

"I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid." - Amy Sedaris

"Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school." - Mike Krzyzewski

"I did my first show in second grade. I was a munchkin in 'The Wizard of Oz.'" - Laura Osnes

"In first grade, I told my friends I had a third story in my house filled with jewels and lions." - Kendall Jenner

"Even when educators survey grade school texts and create new bibliographies to help teachers include Asians, Eskimos, and other Americans, females in and out of those groups may be down-played or forgotten." - Gloria Steinem

"Ive been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry." - Kourtney Kardashian

"Little children can learn anything, just as they can learn a foreign language. The mind is so absorbent then. There ought to be a real program to educate teachers who want to teach grade school children about history." - David Mccullough

"It wasn't for children, seventh grade. You could read the stress of even entering the building in the postures of the teachers, the security guards. Nobody could relax in such a racial and hormonal disaster area." - Jonathan Lethem

"Even when educators survey grade school texts and create new bibliographies to help teachers include Asians, Eskimos, and other Americans, females in and out of those groups may be downplayed or forgotten." - Gloria Steinem

"I've been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry." - Kourtney Kardashian

"I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy." - Caitlyn Jenner

"Poetry is the language we speak in the most terrifying or ecstatic passages of our lives. But the very word poetry scares people. They think of their grade school teachers reciting 'Hiawatha' and they groan." - Erica Jong

"Sex education, including its spiritual aspects, should be part of a broad health and moral education from kindergarten through grade twelve, ideally carried out harmoniously by parents and teachers." - Benjamin Spock

"I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy." - Bruce Jenner

"Effective leaders are, first and foremost, good teachers. We're in the education business." - John Wooden

"I judge preschool teachers and actresses shamelessly. The first five minutes I meet them." - Diane Farr

"My gratitude to them [my first teachers] grows as I myself grow older." - George Sarton

"The pupil is ... 'schooled' to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new." - Ivan Illich

"Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased." - Ralph C. Smedley

"My teachers could have easily ridden with Jesse James for all the time they stole from me." - Richard Brautigan

"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care." - Horace Mann

"Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment." - Jean Houston

"Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends." - Amartya Sen

"In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great teachers try to tell us." - Peter Matthiessen

"Administrators need to shift from being controllers to enablers, so as to liberate the energies and talents of the teachers." - Steve Denning

"You know, students who major in elementary education - they're going to be grade school teachers - they have the highest rates of math anxiety of any college major. And they bring that into the classroom. So you find students being introduced to math concepts by teachers who may have not only a lack of training but also a lack of enthusiasm about math." - Anya Kamenetz

"In many ways, 'What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World' is just one big thank-you note to my teachers. The book is dedicated to my fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Dr. Joseph D'Angelo, a massive force of erudition, martial artistry, culture, and love." - Taylor Mali

"My first girlfriend in high school, I had a girlfriend in grade school, but my first girlfriend in high school was Mare Winningham, very fine actress." - Val Kilmer

"I started to explore computers on my own and first used one at the age of 6, when I was in first grade." - Arfa Karim

"I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic." - William Christopher

"My father was in Congress when I was born. He was mayor my whole life from when I was in grade school - first grade - to when I went away to college." - Nancy Pelosi

"I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it." - Aaron Paul

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

"The first song I wrote, in fifth grade, was totally ripped from Jeffrey Lewis. My aunt's boyfriend gave me bass lessons, and I played drums for a year in sixth grade. Around seventh grade, I got a guitar and forgot everything else." - Frankie Cosmos

"Life begins at six-at least in the minds of six-year-olds. . . . In kindergarten you are the baby. In first grade you put down the baby. . . . Every first grader knows in some osmotic way that this is real life. . . . First grade is the first step on the way to a place in the grown-up world." - Stella Chess

"I almost flunked first grade and also the second, third, forth, and fifth; but my younger brother was in the grade behind me and he was a brain and nobody wanted to have me be in the same grade as him, so they kept passing me. I never learned how to spell, graduated from eighth grade counting on my fingers to do simple addition, and in general was not a resounding academic success." - Robert Munsch

"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together." - Scott Hayden

"It's weird when you hear teachers call each other by their first names. It's like they're friends or something." - Brian Francis

"There are many people who claim to be teachers of others who should themselves be taught first of all." - Leo Tolstoy

"Well, first I studied piano. I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb... and repressive." - Luc Ferrari

"To finish first, you must first finish." - Rick Mears

"In America there must be only citizens, not divided by grade, first and second, but citizens, east, west, north, and south." - John F Kennedy

"If you let him go and he doesn't come back to you, he wasn't yours to begin with. It's a lesson learned in first grade" - Simone Elkeles

"talking to yourself again, jas? yes, it beats talking to you. oh, time machine back to first grade much? only to visit your brain." - Michele Jaffe

"You can never be too old or too young to be attracted to someone. I still remember my first crush back in grade school." - Mike Lee

"Children don't drop out of high school when they are 16, they do so in the first grade and wait 10 years to make it official." - Bob Keeshan

"I played Winnie the Pooh in first grade. I was an early adopter of standing in front of people and looking like an idiot." - Jon Hamm

"Of course you don't want your kids swearing. But remember how fun it was to cuss when you were in the first grade?" - Eminem

"[Kid] never learned to read in kindergarten, first, and second, so in third grade he begins to be placed in the EMH or the learning-disabled rooms." - Marva Collins

"Books have always been important to me - my mom was a first grade teacher, so I grew up reading all the time." - Kelly Clarkson

"You learn to read in kindergarten or first grade, and suddenly there's this other world that isn't your family or your school or your friends. It's something else." - Lynne Tillman

"My name's Todd but I changed it in the first grade because there was another kid named Todd and I didn't understand that that was possible." - T J Miller

"Well, here we go. This is the first book I've written since 1975, when I was in the 7th grade and wrote Boogers Are Good Eatin'." - Larry The Cable Guy

"I wrote my first rhymes around 8th grade. After serving a year in juvenile detention, I decided to pursue my career as an artist." - Yukmouth

"The second I learned to read in first grade, when I was 5, I preferred it to life. And I still do." - Fran Lebowitz

"I grew up in Del Mar, Calif., north of San Diego. I got my first job the summer after eighth grade at a small Internet service provider." - David Ulevitch

"I couldn't speak English. I'm in kindergarten, and the only reason I got through to first grade is because I cheated." - Louis Zamperini

"I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill." - Stone Gossard

"Once I started first grade, I started going to Emmanuel Baptist Church regularly. I went to Sunday school. We had Bible readings and things like that." - Wesley Clark

"When I was really little, my favorite book was 'The BFG'. I read it - my teacher in, like, first grade read it to us. I love that book." - Madison Pettis

"After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools - except for penmanship, which was not my forte." - Vernon L Smith

"First grade is very cheap. It's the later grades where you have to spend a lot of money if you don't do it right." - Ray Bradbury

"I cried every day of first grade. In class. Which meant I ended up getting comfortable emoting in a place where it wasn't the norm." - Jesse Eisenberg

"My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning." - Chesley Sullenberger

"I was in eighth grade when I did my first Junior Theatre show. I was in 'Annie Get Your Gun' as a dancing Indian." - Casey Nicholaw

"I started drawing in first grade. Because the kid next to me was drawing, and I remember thinking: I want to be able to do that!" - Dan Povenmire

"There are too many false things in the world, and I don't want to be a part of them. If you say what you think, you're called cocky or conceited. But if you have an objective in life, you shouldn't be afraid to stand up and say it. In the second grade, they asked us what we wanted to be. I said I wanted to be a ball player and they laughed. In the eighth grade, they asked the same question, and I said a ball player and they laughed a little more. By the eleventh grade, no one was laughing." - Johnny Bench

"Soft rock music isn't rock, and it ain't music. It's just soft. Reminds me of something my third-grade teacher said to us. She said, "You show me a tropical fruit and I'll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala."" - George Carlin

"One of the saddest things about US education is that the wisdom of our most successful teachers is lost to the profession when they retire." - John Dewey

"The most important knowledge teachers need to do good work is a knowledge of how students are experiencing learning and perceiving their teacher's actions." - Stephen Brookfield

"What all good teachers have in common, however, is that they set high standards for their students and do not settle for anything less." - Marva Collins

"Every fool believes what his teachers tell him, and calls his credulity science or morality as confidently as his father called it divine revelation." - George Bernard Shaw

"The science fair has long been a favorite educational tool in the American school system, and for a good reason: Your teachers hate you." - Dave Barry

"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth." - Helen Caldicott

"First master the fundamentals." - Larry Bird

"Budget the luxuries first." - Robert A Heinlein

"Now, we believe that the majority of teachers in America know our system must be reformed, to put students first so that America can compete, that teachers don't teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children." - Chris Christie

"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." - Mitt Romney

"My first real kiss was in seventh grade. It was at the movie 'Hardball,' starring Keanu Reeves, and it was with my little sixth grade girlfriend. It was the first time we were alone. Her mom was sitting two rows in front of us!" - Matt Prokop

"Regarding African education in this country, there was a time when the government took no interest whatsoever in African education. It was the churches, that part of civil society, which bought land, built schools, and employed and paid teachers. People like myself, right from grade eight up to university, I was in missionary schools." - Nelson Mandela

"I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me." - Alan Kay

"All I could think of was that the teachers must've found the illegal stash of candy I'd been selling out of my dorms room. Or maybe they'd realized I got my Essay on Tom Sawyer from the Internet without ever reading the book and now they were going to take away my grade. Or worse, they were going to make me read the book." - Rick Riordan

"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." - Colin Powell

"Most of my teachers wanted to send me to the principal's office. But my fourth-grade teacher once put her arms around me and said, 'You sure write well.' And I've had good penmanship until this day. She was the only one who ever said anything nice to me. That's the kind of motivation that students need." - Andrew Young

"I had a Spanish teacher in high school. I rarely got in trouble in her room because I felt I was disappointing her if I got a bad grade. That had more power over me than teachers who told me I talked too much. That level of respect I had for her made me not want to fail for her." - Clay Aiken

"I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn't ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room." - Joshua Lederberg

"I was in seventh grade at St. Matthew's. The teachers would tell me, 'God loves you,' and then whack a ruler across my hand. 'Well,' I'd say, 'if God loves me, can you call God? Can you ask Him if it's all right that I didn't do my homework? If it's not, then let Him hit me.'" - Freddie Prinze

"I always liked my teachers, and I was in a lot of after-school projects. I was a Girl Scout until my senior year, when I couldn't be a Girl Scout anymore. I was in clubs like Junior Achievement, and I ran track and field. My grades were good, but then toward 11th grade they were nothing. I always went to summer school." - Amy Sedaris

"The first horror movie I saw, in first or second grade, was My Bloody Valentine [1981], where there's a deranged killer in a miner mask stalking a small coal town." - Christopher Bollen

"My country is a country of teachers. It is therefore a country of peace. We discuss our successes and failures in complete freedom. Because our country is a country of teachers, we closed the army camps, and our children go about with books under their arms, not with rifles on their shoulders. We believe in dialogue, in agreement, in reaching a consensus." - Oscar Arias

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

"When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll." - Art Garfunkel

"When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll." - Art Garfunkel

"About Grade 9 and Grade 10, I had a fantastic drama teacher, and it was one of the first subjects I actually felt that I was good at. I wasn't a mathematician. Didn't like science, any of those subjects. English and Drama were the two subjects that I loved and felt that I was good at." - Deborah Mailman

"When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so." - Beverly Cleary

"During first grade, I spent nearly every afternoon for months in the school nurse's office, sick with psychosomatic headaches, begging to go home; by third grade, stomachaches had replaced the headaches, but my daily trudge to the infirmary remained the same." - Scott Stossel

"I remember turning in my first assignment in elementary school using the computer and the teachers were kind of confused that I had printed it." - Larry Page

"Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them." - Robert Muller

"Directors are our teachers, and I'm always craving to work with a great director. They're pretty much the first thing that interests me about a project." - Naomi Watts

"I don't care who the student is, teachers should never be condescending. That should be the first rule in the teacher handbook." - Colleen Hoover

"First I was a mimic. Practically from the moment I began talking, I did impersonations of the people in my neighborhood - the storekeepers, the policemen, my teachers." - George Carlin

"My first teachers were street players, guys who would hustle you, get in your head, break you down mentally before they did it over the board." - Joshua Waitzkin

"If mothers are our first teachers, then having a narcissistic one teaches us that human closeness is terrifying, and the world is a heartless, inconsistent place." - Koren Zailckas

"Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself." - Edward Gibbon

"I had three influential teachers. The first was Uta Hagen. The second two, Bobby Lewis and my late husband, Charles Kakatsakis, were both from the Actors Studio." - June Squibb



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