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

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

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

"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

"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

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

"I learned life from some good teachers." - Eddie Murray

"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

"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

"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

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

"'Creation science' has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand exactly why it is false." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Even enlightened despots don't make very good teachers." - Marilyn Wallace

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

"We teachers are rather good at magic, you know." - J K Rowling

"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

"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

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

"Good teachers realise that the students are the antenna; they are sensing things that the teachers don't yet sense." - Brian Eno

"Students become good learners when they are in the classes of teachers who are good learners." - Andy Hargreaves

"We have to provide good teachers, good environment, community involvement with schools." - David Selby

"Creation science has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectual heritage-good teaching-than a bill forcing our honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise?." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It's not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"I write books to change the world. Perhaps I can only change one little piece of that world. But if I can empower teachers and good citizens to give these children, who are the poorest of the poor, the same opportunity we give our own kids, then I'll feel my life has been worth it." - Jonathan Kozol

"Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction, homelessness, a weapon of mass destruction... racism, a weapon of mass destruction, fear, a weapon of mass destruction. We must disarm these weapons and renew our commitment to quality public schools and dedicated teachers and good housing and quality health care and decent jobs and stronger neighborhoods." - Dennis Kucinich

"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

"Neither heredity nor environment determine character. But whether we give in to or overcome the negative messages we are exposed to as we wend our way through life is often determined by whether our parents, teachers, mentors and friends exposed us to good examples and morally inspiring ideas." - Michael Josephson

"Teachers teach and do the world good, Kings just rule and most are never understood" - KRS-One

"Good teachers are an endangered species because they're giving up because of the tests and everything." - Rafe Esquith

"Good teachers join self and subject and students in the fabric of life." - Parker J. Palmer

"India is a youthful nation. Can't we think of exporting good teachers?" - Narendra Modi

"Good education is linked with good teachers. We need to think how we can have good teachers. India has the capability to produce & export as many teachers to the World as it needs. We need to think about how we can create an environment where children want to become good teachers." - Narendra Modi

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

"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students." - Charles Kuralt

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

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

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

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

"You can have great teachers, but if you don't have a good principal, you won't have a good school." - Eli Broad

"The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods. Such methods are designed to help average teachers approximate the performance of good teachers." - Margaret Mead

"If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement." - William Glasser

"Good teachers never say anything. What they do is create the conditions under which learning takes place." - S I Hayakawa

"When you welcome your emotions as teachers, every emotion brings good news, even the ones that are painful." - Gary Zukav

"In every story I have heard, good teachers share one trait: a strong sense of personal identity infuses their work." - Parker J. Palmer

"Never mind the cream; it will always rise to the top. It's the skim milk that needs good teachers." - Bel Kaufman

"You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are." - Rudolf Steiner

"... to write well it is entirely necessary to read widely and deeply. Good poems are the best teachers." - Mary Oliver

"The good teachers are bailing out. Education is very important.... This should be the centerpiece on the table of Texas." - Kinky Friedman

"Teachers craft classrooms that are good matches for their teaching styles as well as for learner needs." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown. To get in good with the teachers." - Christine Lavin

"I think Buddhism is a wonderful philosophy. I've had the good fortune to meet many wonderful teachers from that society." - Pierce Brosnan

"As a kid at school, I had a lot of really good teachers and I had a lot of really bad teachers, and I just know how much of an impact those can have on a young child. To be one of the good teachers - I want to have that kind of impact." - Rachel Hurd-Wood

"As a kid at school, I had a lot of really good teachers and I had a lot of really bad teachers, and I just know how much of an impact those can have on a young child. To be one of the good teachers - I want to have that kind of impact." - Rachel Hurdwood

"The last thing we need to do, relating to teachers, is the key to a good education in this country is a strong teacher. I would have a minimum wage for all our teachers, $40,000 per year." - Bill Richardson

"I just want to be with great teachers. If that means I'm in a horror film with good teachers, I'll do another horror film. But I would love to branch out and do more comedy or just more straight dramas." - Jennifer Carpenter

"I had some good teachers. One of the greatest teachers I've had is bluegrass music: going back and listening to Bill Monroe's music, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs. When I was with Ralph Stanley I learned a lot from him." - Ricky Skaggs

"I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area." - Anne Sullivan Macy

"I had some good teachers. One of the greatest teachers I've had is bluegrass music: going back and listening to Bill Monroe's music, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs. When I was with Ralph Stanley I learned a lot from him." - Ricky Skaggs

"I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area." - Anne Sullivan

"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

"In the scientific community you find competent teachers and original researchers, just as in the musical community you find many good performers but very few good composers." - Mario Bunge

"There are places on Earth, in every country, where, for various reasons, good schools cannot be built and good teachers cannot or do not want to go." - Sugata Mitra

"Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Good teachers must inspire children to work hard - make projects and give them good marks even if genuine projects look crude and unprofessional." - Arvind Gupta

"In my youth, it was my good luck to have a few good teachers, men and women, who came into my head and lit a match." - Yann Martel

"I was a good student. My mom is a teacher, and her side of the family is all teachers. She put a big emphasis on getting good grades." - Tyler Hilton

"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

"All teachers are good for someone. There are some teachers out there who I cannot stand, for whatever reason. I cannot even bear the sound of one teacher's voice. Yet they are wonderful teachers for other people. They just are not for me." - Louise Hay

"I've always gotten good grades, you know, with my teachers and my English teachers, 'cause I was able to - they'd [say], "What did you do for the summer?" I'm able to explain it to them in a written form. And my teachers always patted me on the back for that, being able to take what's in my mind and put it on paper." - Ice Cube

"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

"Instill respect for teachers." - Henry Louis Gates

"Teachers touch the future." - Anonymous

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

"Great teachers transcend ideology." - Suzanne Fields

"You beg for happiness in life, but security is more important to you, even if it costs you your spine or your life. Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion; when your thinking will be in harmony with your feelings; when the teachers of your children will be better paid than the politicians; when you will have more respect for the love between man and woman than for a marriage license." - Wilhelm Reich

"When I am with others, they are my teachers. I can select their good points and follow them, and select their bad points and avoid them." - Confucius

"Like all good teachers, the world repeats her lesson. Over and over ...with wordless variety... She spells the name of Love." - Joan Walsh Anglund

"In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal god." - Albert Einstein

"They were like English teachers who took the fun out of a perfectly good book by breaking it down into themes and sentence structures" - Tawni O'Dell

"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 birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life." - Aristotle

"Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions - the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built." - Lowell Milken

"Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions-the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built." - Lowell Milken

"Perhaps teachers must be good actors where lessons are concerned, but in life outside the class, we mustn't hide from our pupils our individual spirits." - Larisa Kuznetsova

"The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny." - Brenda Ueland

"I do believe that everyone growing up faces differential opportunities. With me, it was books and travel and some good teachers." - James A Michener

"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

"I always wanted to try to be a teacher even before I was in the music business. I liked history, and good teachers made an impact on me." - Billy Joel

"Do what you love. Go to a good art school and study with the best teachers. Move to New York and read Ask Mark Kostabi." - Mark Kostabi

"I come from a family of teachers, and I believe ideas matter; the good ones deserve reverence, and the bad ones, defiance." - Nancy Gibbs

"I think sometimes parents and teachers fail to stretch kids. My mother had a very good sense of how to stretch me just slightly outside my comfort zone." - Temple Grandin

"A creative writing program is only as good as its teachers, and I was fortunate in having two great writers as mentors." - Jay Mcinerney

"Parents are the worst teachers, if they are good at it and you're not. My father thought I was the densest offspring he could have produced." - John Hurt

"Everything good that I know was taught to me by great teachers and I feel like giving back and sharing the technique is the thing to do." - Betty Buckley

"The person who helps you is the person who aids you in becoming independent and strong. Good teachers don't answer your questions, they ask you questions." - Frederick Lenz

"So what I liked about Zen was that it never goes off into the realm of imagination land, or if it does occasionally, the good teachers will openly address it specifically as only imagination. Both of my teachers were very good at that." - Brad Warner

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

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

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

"While a significant part of learning certain comes from teaching - but good teaching and by good teachers - a major measure comes from exploration, from reinventing the wheel and finding out for oneself." - Nicholas Negroponte

"Academic achievement was something I'd always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval." - Caroline Knapp

"I wasn't good at examinations, but I went to a very good secondary school - Bolton-on-Dearne - with wonderful teachers, who taught me drama and encouraged me in every way." - Brian Blessed

"I tell young teachers who are determined to dissent from some of the Draconian aspects of the current orthodoxy that the best form of protection is to be incredibly good at what you do and keep good discipline in class." - Jonathan Kozol

"There will always be places in the world where good schools don't exist and good teachers don't want to go, not just in the developing world but in places of socioeconomic hardship." - Sugata Mitra

"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

"Enemies were teachers in disguise." - Eiji Yoshikawa

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

"Injuries are our best teachers." - Scott Jurek

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

"Angry teachers can defeat governments," - Bob Rae

"Our teachers deserve better feedback." - Bill Gates

"Students never appreciate their teachers while they are learning. It is only later, when they know more of the world, that they understand how indebted they are to those who instructed them. Good teachers expect no praise or love from the young. They wait for it, and in time, it comes." - Darren Shan

"My best teachers, the teachers who had the deepest effect on my reading, combined the two. They would mix required reading with reading where you had some choice, you had some autonomy. There's a place for both. A good teacher will know how to find that balance." - Gene Luen Yang

"Nothing teaches great writing like the very best books do. Yet, good teachers often help students cross that bridge, and I have to say that I had a few extraordinary English teachers in high school whom I still credit for their guidance." - Julia Glass

"I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded." - Julia Roberts

"From my grandfather's father, I learned to dispense with attendance at public schools, and to enjoy good teachers at home, and to recognize that on such things money should be eagerly spent." - Marcus Aurelius

"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

"Knowledge is a free good. The biggest cost in its transmission is not in the production or distribution of knowledge, but in its assimilation. This is something that all teachers know." - Kenneth Arrow

"I have a principle I often invoke in class: comfortable people don't grow. Good teachers need to engage in the paradox of making students feel comfortable and uncomfortable in equal measure." - Erica Brown

"The need to assure that every child has the opportunity afforded by good teachers is urgent. As urgent as the need to be well nourished and for exactly the same reason. A child's growth depends on it." - Lowell Milken

"Consciousness-based education, which I am helping to promote, is basically the same education that good schools are giving today with Transcendental Meditation added for the students, teachers, staff, and principal." - David Lynch

"Teachers have power. We may cripple them by petty economics; by Government regulations, by the foolish criticism of an uninformed press; but their power exists for good or evil ..." - Winifred Holtby

"We really think it is a good thing for scientists to spend a little bit of their time either in the community or in schools or helping to train high school teachers." - Thomas Cech

"I heard many discourses which were good for the soul, but I could not discover in the case of any one of the teachers that his life was worthy of his words." - Saint Basil

"You must completely dedicate yourselves to it. To do less will be to let down your country, your state, your parents, your teachers, and ultimately, yourselves. Remember this: The only good citizen is the well-educated citizen." - Homer Hickam

"Teaching can be compared to selling commodities. No one can sell unless someone buys ... yet there are teachers who think they have done a good day's teaching irrespective of what the pupils have learned." - John Dewey

"We have lots of heroes today - sportsmen, supermodels, media personalities. They come, they have their 15 minutes of fame, and they go. But the influence of good teachers stays with us. They are the people who really shape our lives." - Jonathan Sacks

"It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him." - C S Lewis

"I might be a teacher or something like that. I really like young people. I always think about the teachers I had that did a good job. I would maybe have the same aspirations." - Joel Plaskett

"The biggest difference between Jesus Christ and ethical and moral teachers who have been deified by man. Is that these moralists came to make bad people good. Jesus came to make dead people live!" - Ravi Zacharias

"The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!" - Dante Hall

"In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools are neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion. I believe this is a very good thing." - Adam Hamilton

"For centuries, we were taught that anger is bad. Our parents, teachers, priests, everyone taught us how to control and suppress our anger. But I ask: why can't we convert our anger for the larger good of society?" - Kailash Satyarthi

"I was a good kid, but I was just very chatty. Teachers were rarely entertained, but occasionally a child was, which was enough for me. Everything was so urgent. I needed to say it immediately." - Barbara Park

"We are all in the business of sales. Teachers sell students on learning, parents sell their children on making good grades and behaving, and traditional salesmen sell their products." - Dave Ramsey

"We really think it is a good thing for scientists to spend a little bit of their time either in the community or in schools or helping to train high school teachers." - Thomas R Cech

"When I talk to teachers they tell me the things they'd most like from any government are a reduction in bureaucracy, support to help ensure good discipline and a reformed Ofsted." - Michael Gove

"My teacher told me I'd never amount to anything. I left high school at 15, after one year. But my real teachers were all the people around me. And I was a good listener." - Curtis Mayfield

"I started in the kitchen of a Holiday Inn in Birmingham. I wanted to be a sponge, wanted to learn and progress. I knew I didn't want to work in a hotel forever, but I had some good teachers there." - April Bloomfield



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