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History Teachers Quotes


"We live in a post-authentic world, and today authenticity is a house of mirrors. It's all just what you're bringing when the lights go down. It's your teachers, your influences, and your personal history. At the end of the day, it's the power and purpose of your music that still matters." - Bruce Springsteen

"Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement. We become what we think about" - Earl Nightingale

"Students will start finding history interesting when their teachers and textbooks stop lying to them." - James W. Loewen

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

"Of great interest to students and teachers of immigrant history as well as to those of Polish descent." - Florian Znaniecki

"History belongs above all to the man...who needs models, teachers, comforters and cannot find them among his contemporaries." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Proper history teaching is being crushed under the weight of play-based pedagogy which infantilises children, teachers and our culture." - Michael Gove

"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

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

"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 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

"It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of evasions: history as sociology, leaders as teachers, bland benevolence as a motive force, when, finally, power is an end to itself, and the instinctive urge to prevail the most important single human trait, the necessary force without which no city was built, no city destroyed." - Gore Vidal

"Books tap the wisdom of our species - the greatest minds, the best teachers - from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient." - Carl Sagan

"When I was a kid, I thought history was the most boring subject of all. I shouldn't blame my teachers; I should blame me, but I'll blame them." - Dave Barry

"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

"Teacher preparation should go beyond the technical preparation of teachers and be rooted in the ethical formation both of selves and of history." - Paulo Freire

"There is obstruction. Enlightenment is not very popular in this world. History tells us that enlightened teachers who made themselves largely available to human beings had problems." - Frederick Lenz

"Patriotism ruins history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Patriotism corrupts history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"History is clarified experience." - James Russell Lowell

"History teaches us hope." - Robert E Lee

"History repeats itself." - Proverbs

"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 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

"I'm not part of the history, I am the history." - Royce Gracie

"History, history! We fools, what do we know or care." - William Carlos Williams

"The history of mankind is a history of war." - Mike Love

"When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group." - Adam Hamilton

"If you're afraid to talk to the other adults in your school it is definitely throughout history the hallmark of a failing school. When I was writing about the teachers' strike in New York City in 1968, the middle school where events triggered that strike was a place where teachers were known to hide in their classrooms." - Dana Goldstein

"History a distillation of Rumour." - Thomas Carlyle

"History doesn't have a curfew." - John Green

"8) History never repeats itself." - Larry Niven

"History: A distillation of rumor." - Thomas Carlyle

"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

"All of the Great Teachers throughout the history of our species have merely taught one thing, over & over, in whatever language, at whatever time. All have said, simply: Give up weak attractors for strong attractors." - David Hawkins

"By the time I was about ten, I had started to lose faith with church ways. I was educated in some ways by my high school government and history teachers." - Ronee Blakley

"I have come across both inspiring teachers of history and deplorable ones over the years, so one cannot generalise, except perhaps to observe that the profession seems to encourage anti-militarist sentiments." - Antony Beevor

"I've always felt that the obligation of teachers is to have a huge, broad overview and to provide a foundation course to the students. The long view of history is absolutely crucial." - Camille Paglia

"History is admirably dangerous. It is not the soft option. Teachers need to be grown up and brave. Sensitivity is fine, but it stops at the door of honest narrative." - Simon Schama

"My first reaction every time I delve into an episode of history that I don't know very much about is... my first reaction is anger that my teachers never taught me about it." - Steven Spielberg

"We are raising a generation of young Americans who are, to a very large degree, historically illiterate. It's not their faults. There's no problem about enlisting their interest in history. None. The problem is the teachers so often have no history in their background." - David Mccullough

"You have to dream. We all have to dream. Dreaming is OK. Imagine me teaching from space, all over the world, touching so many peoples lives. Thats a teachers dream! I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!" - Christa Mcauliffe

"History, in [Nietzsche's] view, belongs to him who is fighting a great fight, and who needs examples, teachers and comforters, but cannot find them among his contemporaries. Without history the mountain chain of great men's great moments, which runs through millennia, could not stand clearly and vividly before me." - Georg Brandes

"Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision." - Patrick Cleburne

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

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

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

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

"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

"It's a shame for women's history to be all about men-first boys, then other boys, then men men men. It reminds me of the way our school history textbooks were all about wars and elections, one war after another, with the dull periods of peace skimmed over whenever they occurred. (Our teachers deplored this and added extra units about social history and protest movements, but that was still the message of the books.)" - Elizabeth Kostova

"Very few college professors want high school graduates in their history class who are simply "gung ho" and "rah-rah" with regard to everything the United States has ever done, have never thought critically in their life, don't know the meaning of the word "historiography" and have never heard of it. They think that history is something you're supposed to memorize and that's about it. That's not what high school, or what college history teachers want." - James W. Loewen

"History, when they do it, is ancient history, and they sensationalize even that. Contemporary history is virtually ignored on television." - Tariq Ali

"s past history and stand alone." - Marion Woodman

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"Politics is history in the making." - Adolf Hitler

"History is a record of exploded ideas." - John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

"The history of mankind is his character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Our best history is still poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Biography is the only true history." - Thomas Carlyle

"To study history is to study literature." - Robert Aris Willmott

"The transcendental promises a vacation from history." - Mason Cooley

"History is the revelation of Providence." - Lajos Kossuth

"History is written by the victors." - Saying

"My history defines who I am." - Simone Elkeles

"Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility." - Lee Patrick Mastelotto

"Nothing capable of being memorized is history." - Robin G Collingwood

"History is a great dust heap." - Thomas Carlyle

"What man is, only his history tells." - Wilhelm Dilthey

"History is no more than memories refreshed." - Peter Charles Newman

"History is all explained by geography." - Robert Penn Warren

"All history was at first oral." - Samuel Johnson

"I don't want to rewrite history." - Keith Fullerton Whitman

"Historians may lie, but History cannot." - George Saintsbury

"World history is the world's court." - Friedrich Schiller

"History is written by the survivors." - Proverbs

"The world's history is the world's judgment." - Friedrich Schiller

"History is the distillation of rumor." - Thomas Carlyle

"Today is reality. Yesterday is history." - Prince Andrew

"Ideas shape the course of history." - John Maynard Keynes

"All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible." - Thomas Carlyle

"I have a strong art-history background." - Eli Roth

"In counterfactual history, nothing is certain." - Robert Dallek

"The Bible is a history book." - Amare Stoudemire

"The history of modern culture is a history of popular entertainments evolving into art." - Andrew Hoberek

"We study history in order to intervene in the course of history." - Adolf von Harnack

"Human history is work history. The heroes of the people are work heroes." - Meridel Le Sueur

"You have to read history. You have to have a sense of history." - Frederick Busch

"The history of the world is the history of a privileged few." - Henry Miller

"History is but past politics and... politics are but present history." - Edward Augustus Freeman

"If you make history with God, He'll make history with you" - Bill Johnson

"The history of the world is the history of the privileged few." - Henry Miller

"The history of ideas is the history of the grudges of solitary men." - Emil Cioran

"Greece's history in the drachma was an up-and-down history, a roller coaster." - George Papandreou

"History is a big word..........History is not the sort of animal you can domesticate." - Antonio Tabucchi

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"Adolescence is a relatively recent thing in human history - a period of years between the constraints of childhood and the responsibilities of adulthood. This irresponsible period of adolescence is artificially extended by long years of education, much of it wasted on frivolities. Tenure extends adolescence even further for teachers and professors." - Thomas Sowell

"The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species." - Carl Sagan

"In the history of everyone in whom the artist-within has survived conditioning, schooling, training - there are (persons) influences that have kept him alive, awake .. who have encouraged him without even trying - just by being. They have been One's real teachers." - Frederick Franck

"I think when hip hop first started, people were open to it, and groups like Public Enemy and there was groups like Poor Righteous Teachers and all these people who were spitting a lot of knowledge, a lot of history, questioning a lot of societal barriers was starting to be super popular." - Ice Cube

"English was great because I could just write my opinion, and that was good enough. I was terrible in Math, even though I had amazing Math teachers. My favorite subject was either English or History. I had a really awesome high school education." - Ian Harding

"Studio Ghosts: When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you - your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics... and one by one if you're really painting, they walk out. And if you're really painting YOU walk out." - Philip Guston

"The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules." - Huston Smith

"In the early 1970s in Atlanta, I attended what had formerly been an all-white school but had become a black school after integration and white flight. Perhaps because of this, the teachers created a curriculum that included a focus on African American literature and history year-round, not just in February." - Natasha Trethewey

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

"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

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

"What the teachers digest, the pupils eat." - Karl Kraus

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

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

"Teachers perform major miracles in America, daily." - Meryl Streep

"Teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions" - Diane Ravitch

"Mistakes are often the best teachers." - James Anthony Froude

"Great teachers are usually a little crazy." - Andy Rooney

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

"Teachers learn from their students' discussions" - Rashi

"Regard mistakes as teachers, not judges!" - Tae Yun Kim

"The best teachers are the best storytellers." - Frank Smith

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

"At our best, we're all teachers" - Maya Angelou

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

"Difficult people are the greatest teachers." - Pema Chodron

"Thus may poor fools Belive false teachers." - William Shakespeare

"My teachers were often very eccentric." - Anne Waldman



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