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"The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin." - William Gurnall

"Injuries are our best teachers." - Scott Jurek

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

"Our teachers deserve better feedback." - Bill Gates

"I never thought I'd have to give you-a former Sunday School teacher-a lecture on ethics." "Former Sunday School teachers don't go around without their underwear." "You show me where it says that in the Bible." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honour than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life." - Aristotle

"Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life." - Aristotle

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

"At our best, we are all teachers" - Maya Angelou

"Change the way we teach; Empower teachers" - John Doerr

"Kings lose crowns but teachers stay intelligent" - KRS-One

"When teachers stop learning, so do students." - Jim Knight

"Teachers today can't take to a child." - James Hillman

"Suffering is one of life's great teachers." - Bryant H Mcgill

"My teachers are Duke Ellington and nature." - Toru Takemitsu

"Students deserve great teachers. And teachers deserve the support they need to become great." - Bill Gates

"Do, and have done. The former is far the easiest." - Augustus William Hare

"Ernest Mtunzi, Former UK Representative of Joshua Nkomo" - Ian Smith

"Some kids, for some reason, it just doesn't click in the classroom as they need it to. We have college coaches talk to them, former high school athletes, motivational speakers, teachers, principals." - John Williams

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

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

"My teachers used to call me a failure" - Tony Blair

"The older I got, the smarter my teachers became." - Ally Carter

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

"If we, as coaches, aren't teachers, we are nothing" - John Wooden

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

"... good teachers, like Tolstoy's happy families, are alike everywhere." - Bel Kaufman

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

"Teachers and nurses get the best seats in Heaven." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Teachers are to inspire; librarians are to fulfill." - Ray Bradbury

"Teachers are the one and only people who save nations." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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

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

"It is sinful for students to badmouth their teachers and sinful for teachers to mislead their students." - Igor Babailov

"A sound mind in a sound body, if the former be the glory of the latter, the latter is indispensable to the former." - Tryon Edwards

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion. The former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." - Hippocrates

"Your latter days are supposed to be greater than your former days." - T D Jakes

"My former wife made me a millionaire. I used to have three million dollars." - Bobby Hull

"Wife: a former sweetheart." - H L Mencken

"The rolling fictions grow in strength and size, Each author adding to the former lies." - Jonathan Swift

"What I dislike least in my former self are the moments of prayer." - Andre Gide

"This is double selfishness displayed to me and to the victims of his former love." - Anne Bronte

"The pageant of a former hour, Is Beauty in the Grave." - Roger Scruton

"I am a former sabre fencer and fenced as part of the Uzbek republic team." - Alisher Usmanov

"The wounded gladiator forswears all fighting, but soon forgetting his former wound resumes his arms." - Ovid

"What is happening to teachers now across this nation is a disgrace. The attacks on them are a blot on our nation. Teachers and students are not different interest groups. Anyone who demeans teachers demeans education and hurts children." - Diane Ravitch

"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

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

"The dialogical character of education as the practice of freedom does not begin when the teacher-student meets with the students-teachers in pedagogical situation, but rather when the former first asks herself or himself what she or he will dialogue with the latter about." - Paulo Freire

"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

"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

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

"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges." - Joyce A. Myers

"Instill respect for teachers." - Henry Louis Gates

"Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers." - Mahatma Gandhi

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

"The number one goal of teachers should be to help students learn how to learn." - Randy Pausch

"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." - Socrates

"In differentiated classrooms, teachers begin where students are, not the front of a curriculum guide." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"Those who ca' teach, pass laws about how to evaluate teachers." - Diane Ravitch

"Teachers touch the future." - Anonymous

"I think great teachers, which coaches are, are the ones that you hear." - Alex Dodd

"Science teachers and the mentally ill, that's all Jazz is for." - Noel Fielding

"Wise teachers create an environment that encourages students to teach themselves" - Leonard Roy Frank

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers." - Woody Allen

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

"My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers." - Woody Allen

"Don't trust your teachers." - Carlo Rovelli

"There are no teachers, saints, prophets, good people, but the artists." - Virginia Woolf

"I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement." - Francis Ford Coppola

"Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read." - Eric Allin Cornell

"Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards." - John Engler

"Great teachers transcend ideology." - Suzanne Fields

"Most teachers are not trained in how boys and girls learn differently." - Michael Gurian

"My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough, someone who needed smoothing." - Mother Jones

"The best teachers are those who keep students motivated, challenged and flourishing." - John Kline

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

"I did math in school, obviously. And I loved all my math teachers." - Jayma Mays

"Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication." - Chi Mcbride

"I wished that teachers were the highest paid people in Israel." - Arnon Milchan

"If I get the chance to be philanthropic, I want to help kids and teachers." - Jesse L Martin

"Songs are your best teachers. I try to learn something from every song I hear" - Pat Pattison

"My parents are both teachers, so we had the summers off." - Vanessa Williams

"Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure." - Sidney Hook

"I had three brilliant English teachers at secondary school. They found the writer in me." - Anthony Horowitz

"Some of us are more concerned with our reputation than our character. The latter takes care of the former." - LeCrae

"Let me express how much I don't care on a scale of one to bite me," the former detective said." - Darynda Jones

"Before starting work go thru all the former material. Many things of vital importance have been lost sight of." - Charles E. Burchfield

"Zip codes might be great for sorting mail, but they should not determine the quality of a child s education or success in the future workforce," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. "With common standards and assessments, students, parents, and teachers will have a clear, consistent understanding of the skills necessary for students to succeed after high school and compete with peers across the state line and across the ocean." - Bob Wise

"Zip codes might be great for sorting mail, but they should not determine the quality of a child s education or success in the future workforce," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. "With common standards and assessments, students, parents, and teachers will have a clear, consistent understanding of the skills necessary for students to succeed after high school and compete with peers across the state line and across the ocean." - Bob Wise

"The teachers that we actually learn more from are the ones that taught us life lessons more than trigonometry. And they have such a huge responsibility and they're under-appreciated and underpaid. So that's my opinion of teachers." - Justin Timberlake

"Kids can and will thrive in the right conditions, but it all seems to start with the teachers, and giving those teachers the resources to teach- and not just to test." - Morgan Spurlock

"They believe in teachers unions. We believe in teachers." - Chris Christie

"We think we learn from teachers, and we sometimes do. But the teachers are not always to be found in school or in great laboratories. Sometimes what we learn depends upon our own powers of insight." - Loren Eiseley

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

"Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more." - Bob Talbert

"I think the problem with schools is not too many incentives but too few. Because of tenure, teachers' unions, and the fact that teachers generally aren't observed in their classrooms, they can do whatever they want in class." - Steven Levitt

"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

"Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post as soon as there is no enemy in the field." - John Stuart Mill

"Enemies were teachers in disguise." - Eiji Yoshikawa

"If we can keep ourselves from interfering with the natural laws of life, mistakes can be our child's finest teachers." - Randy Alcorn

"In a better world, science teachers would teach creationism along with evolution as an exercise in critical thinking." - Katha Pollitt

"There's an assumption that schools are for students' learning. Well, why aren't they just as much for teachers' learning?" - Seymour Sarason

"Computers aren't magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"The teachers I've learned the most from, didn't think they were teaching me; they just thought we were friends." - Bob Goff

"When classes are small enough to allow individual student-teacher interaction, a minor miracle occurs: Teachers teach and students learn" - LouAnne Johnson

"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." - Unknown

"It's essentially encouraging parents, teachers, and caretakers to remind children how special they are on a regular basis." - Debra Messing

"It's a shame that pantyless party girls get more attention than the real heroes, the nurses and teachers and moms." - Laura Penny

"Angry teachers can defeat governments," - Bob Rae

"The objective of false prophets and teachers of whatever stripe is...the influence and control of the minds of men." - Ron Dart

"I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk." - John Fahey

"Getting to play a yogic healer was awesome. I love yoga, so I've had a lot of teachers." - Mary Elizabeth Ellis

"Some teachers feel that if they ask for emotional help, they're a failure. But teaching is a team sport." - Erin Gruwell

"We have run out of creativity for children and teachers alike in the name of pushing up standards." - Shirley Williams

"I've been writing stories since I was 12. 'Writer's Digest' was one of my writing teachers, actually." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I grew up a middle class, colonized child of teachers and librarians and people, women especially, who treasured education." - Lorraine Toussaint

"Meditate on enlightenment. Read the exploits of the great teachers, the great saints. They'll inspire you. Their power is there." - Frederick Lenz

"I think I came to film-making through writing. I started to write, and people, teachers, responded to my writing." - Darren Aronofsky

"I definitely felt by the time I got to grad school - which was a great experience - I was like, Whats the difference between the teachers and the students? Why are the teachers teachers if they want to be acting? It didnt make sense to me anymore. Its not like you learn how to set a broken bone and you get the stamp of approval." - Taylor Schilling

"I used to think great teachers inspire you. Now I think I had it wrong. Good teachers inspire you; great teachers show you how to inspire yourself every day of your life. They don't show you their magic. They show you how to make magic of your own." - Alfred Doblin

"Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter." - Benjamin Franklin

"There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation." - William Hazlitt

"They were angry, I thought. Horrified. These teenagers, with their hormones, making out beneath a video broadcasting the shattered voice of a former father." - John Green

"Former President Bush, to celebrate his 80th birthday, jumped out of an airplane. And if you've seen the polls, you know he's not the only Bush in freefall." - David Letterman

"The world is young: the former great men call to us affectionately. We too must write Bibles, to unite again the heavens and the earthly world." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is often more necessary to conceal contempt than resentment; the former is never forgiven, but the later is sometimes forgotten." - Lord Chesterfield

"As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task." - Diogenes of Sinope

"Persecutors are almost always former Victims." - David Emerald Womeldorff

"Casey Blake (a former Minnesota Twin, now with the Indians) is a good friend of mine, I'd like to see the Indians win." - Corey Koskie

"The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter." - George Washington

"Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death." - Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

"A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from the sword; the latter affects only the body - the former, the spirit, the soul." - Pythagoras

"The wrinkles on his forehead are the marks which his mighty deeds have engraved there, and still indicate what he was in former days." - Pierre Corneille

"Ambition itself is not so reckless of human life as ennui; clemency is a favorite attribute of the former; but ennui has the taste of a cannibal." - George Bancroft

"There is this important difference between love and friendship: while the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equalities." - Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon

"Some men are more beholden to their bitterest enemies than to friends who appear to be sweetness itself. The former frequently tell the truth, but the latter never." - Cato the Elder

"There is only one difference between teacher and disciple: the former is slightly less afraid than the latter." ~Deidre O"Neill, known as Edde (p. 213)" - Paulo Coelho

"Some marriages break up, and some do not, and in our world you can usually explain the former better than the latter." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Remorse is the punishment of crime; repentance, its expiation. The former appertains to a tormented conscience; the latter to a soul changed for the better." - Joseph Joubert

"Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant...the second best all time...now, I have a new favorite player to play against...my former teammate, LeBron James." - Dwyane Wade

"From good to bad, and from bad to worse, From worse unto that is worst of all, And then return to his former fall." - Edmund Spenser



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