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Language Teacher Quotes


"There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher." - Pat Conroy

"Usage is the best language teacher." - Quintilian

"We need to understand that every time an elementary teacher captures the imagination of a child through the arts or music of language this nation gets a little stronger." - Richard Riley

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." - Robert Breault

"Let Nature be your teacher" - William Wordsworth

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"Physician, heal thyself. Teacher, teach yourself." - John of Kronstadt

"Embrace struggle... It is your greatest teacher." - Russell Simmons

"Experience is a great teacher, and sometimes a pretty teacher is a great experience." - Evan Esar

"Christians have their own language." - Mike Warnke

"Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt." - Peter Agre

"My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation." - Niklaus Wirth

"I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am." - Paulo Freire

"In criticizing, the teacher is hoping to teach. That's all." - Bankei Yotaku

"Every person of learning is finally his own teacher." - Thomas Paine

"She's my teacher, my adviser, my greatest inspiration." - Whitney Houston

"Pain is a teacher from whom we can learn much." - John Powell

"My history teacher was so old, he taught from memory." - Henny Youngman

"A teacher should be sparing of his smile." - William Cowper

"When the student is ready the teacher will appear." - Laozi

"As humans we speak one language..." - Avril Lavigne

"Language is the archives of history." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Music is the language spoken by angels." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Language is a weapon, keep it honed!" - Kurt Tucholsky

"Our language is the reflection of ourselves." - Cesar Chavez

"Language was invented to ask questions." - Eric Hoffer

"High thoughts must have high language." - Aristophanes

"Speech happens to not be his language." - Madame De Stael

"Teacher, school administrators and parents will come away from Life-Enriching Education with skills in language, communication, and ways of structuring the learning environment that support the development of autonomy and interdependence in the classroom." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"To a teacher of language there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot." - Joseph Conrad

"Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet." - Huston Smith

"I'm a teacher and a writer; my life is words. When I see the denigration of language, it hurts me, and it's easy to denigrate a word by trivializing it." - Elie Wiesel

"The teacher doesn't teach, not really. The teacher offers stimulation and ways in which the person can educate himself or herself. At best the teacher wakes up that person and makes a person hungry." - Murray Louis

"Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart." - Sivananda

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams." - Paul Gauguin

"One sacrifice has to be made: never use harsh or rude language. Foul language you can use; foul language doesn't hurt. Foul language is forgivable (though it is bad). But rude language cannot be forgiven." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior." - Marva Collins

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"A poor surgeon hurts one person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130." - Ernest L. Boyer

"The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike." - H L Mencken

"A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils." - Bill Bowerman

"A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher." - Aristotle

"Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others." - Confucius

"When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble." - Mark Twain

"I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility..." - W. Howard Lester

"He who knows what best to omit is the best teacher." - Otto Neurath

"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher." - Flannery O'Connor

"I can't believe in Christianity, but I think Jesus was a wonderful teacher." - Billy Connolly

"Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it." - Deepak Chopra

"To know psychology, therefore, is absolutely no guarantee that we shall be good teacher." - William James

"A parent or a teacher has only his lifetime; a good book can teach forever." - Louis L'Amour

"Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is." - Robin S. Sharma

"Experience is the only teacher, and we get his lesson indifferently in any school." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss." - Bill Gates

"No wonder the teacher knows so much; she has the book." - E W Howe

"A poor teacher complains, an average teacher explains, a good teacher teaches, a great teacher inspires." - Hosur Narasimhaiah

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

"There is no language that love does not speak." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end." - Jean Sibelius

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language." - Thomas Jefferson

"For me, myth is the 'common' language of us all." - Janet Morris

"God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation." - Thomas Keating

"As was his language so was his life." - Seneca the Younger

"The German language is the organ among the languages." - Jean Paul

"To possess another language is to possess another soul." - John Le Carre

"poets are born knowing the language of angels" - Madeleine L'Engle

"Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths." - Abraham Lincoln

"All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory... :-)" - Larry Wall

"You can prove anything by mentioning another computer language. :-)" - Larry Wall

"Larry's 2nd Law of Language Redesign: Larry gets the colon." - Larry Wall

"Loonies speak their own language, like educated people." - Patrick White

"Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon." - Charles Dickens

"A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Language cares." - Howard Nemerov

"Language thus becomes monumental because of the mutations of advertising." - Robert Smithson

"I became aware that all sounds can make meaningful language." - Karlheinz Stockhausen

"Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own." - Ibrahim Farah

"Color is a language. It is the language of painting. How painting expresses itself is in large part with color." - Joseph Raffael

"Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings." - Umberto Eco

"I'm a teacher. A teacher is someone who leads. There is no magic here. I do not walk on water. I do not part the sea. I just love children." - Marva Collins

"A good teacher explains, while a great teacher inspires" - William Arthur Ward

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." - Robert Brault

"Teacher, teacher, I declare, I see your purple underwear." - Allan Sherman

"There is in every child a painstaking teacher so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one teaches them anything." - Maria Montessori

"There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!" - Maria Montessori

"With the wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music, if thought of as a language, would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial." - Yoyo Ma

"I think there are so many ways to become interested in music. I believe signs of sustained interest gives a sense of the right time. Music, if thought of as a language, would perhaps indicate that as early as possible is not so bad. I do believe that a really nurturing first teacher that makes the child love something is crucial." - Yo-Yo Ma

"A teacher who establishes rapport with the taught, becomes one with them, learns more from them than he teaches them." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Arthur Koestler

"This world is your body. This world is a great school, This world is your silent teacher." - Sivananda

"There is no doubt that the foundation of being a great yoga teacher is being a great yoga student." - Rod Stryker

"The kind of teacher who is afraid that they are going to be replaced by a computer should be." - Michael Fullan

"The best relationship student -teacher is in knowing who is right for you and who you are right for." - Donnie Burns

"The best person able to appraise promise as a mathematician is a gifted teacher, and not a professional tester." - Joel Henry Hildebrand

"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge." - Seymour Papert

"To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher." - Maria Montessori

"Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement." - Edward Blishen

"It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students." - Edmond H Fischer

"Three things give the student the possibility of surpassing his teacher: ask a lot of questions, remember the answers, teach." - John Amos Comenius

"Every great teacher who has ever walked the planet has told you that life was meant to be abundant." - James Arthur Ray

"You are always your own best guru, your own best teacher, the answers are always inside you." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Experience is a thorough teacher ..." - Mary Jane Holmes

"A mediocre music teacher tells. A good music teacher explains. A superior music teacher demonstrates. A great music teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

"Nature is our greatest teacher." - Edna Walling

"Suffering is an extraordinary teacher." - Ryan Hall

"Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover." - Homer

"Music is the ultimate teacher." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Life is the best teacher." - Anthony D. Williams

"Failure should be our teacher.." - Denis Waitley

"Experience is the best teacher." - Penelope Douglas

"Success is a poor teacher" - Robert Kiyosaki

"Success is a lousy teacher." - Bill Gates

"Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover." - Matt Groening

"Discover wildlife: be a teacher!" - Anonymous

"Life is the great teacher." - James Joyce

"I was a teacher once." - Nita Ambani

"Experience is a great teacher." - John Legend

"Tiger's a horrible golf teacher." - Stuart Scott

"Experience is the best teacher." - Proverbs

"Sexist language, racist language, theistic language - all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not, permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas." - Toni Morrison

"Until we learn the language of those outside the Church, the language of their hearts and the language of their minds, we will never be able to communicate properly. -Appalachian Melody" - Mark Heard

"Just remember, the language of gesture is more effective than the spoken word. Body language is very powerful. Bring the balance within you and project that balance." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"You taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language!" - William Shakespeare

"Music is a language, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"We thus make a fundamental distinction between competence (the speaker-hearer's knowledge of his language) and performance (the actual use of language in concrete situations)." - Noam Chomsky

"Go to the place where the thing you wish to know is native; your best teacher is there. Where the thing you wish to know is so dominant that you must breathe its very atmosphere, there teaching is moat thorough, and learning is most easy. You acquire a language most readily in the country where it is spoken; you study mineralogy boat among miners; and so with everything else." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It takes time and devotion to learn the language of color and lighting in the garden. Your tastes are sure to change over time, reflecting your inner evolution. Seeing the garden as a canvas for your celebration of Nature's palette is a wonderful expression of the soul's love of beauty and artistry. Your own inner intuition, however, is often your best teacher, but don't forget that Mother Nature will always have a few surprises up Her sleeve as well." - Christopher McDowell

"As a young writer, I was on guard against the Latina in me, the Spanish in me because as far as I could see the models that were presented to me did not include my world. In fact, 'I was told by one teacher in college that one could only write poetry in the language in which one first said Mother. That left me out of American literature, for sure." - Julia Alvarez

"I am as fond of colorful language as anyone, but I try not to inflict it upon strangers. I suspect many people sense they should have better manners, and need only a nudge. In high school, I was addressed for the first time in my life as "Mister Ebert" by Stanley Hynes, an English teacher, and his formality transformed his classroom into a place where a certain courtliness prevailed." - Roger Ebert

"I didn't have a knee-jerk reaction like some people did to the language and the violence. My stepfather was a history teacher at Lincoln High School in Dallas. So, I was already familiar with the N-word and the brutality of slavery. What I was drawn to was the love story between Django and Broomhilda and how he defends and gets the girl in the end. I thought it was just an amazing and courageous project." - Jamie Foxx

"What if you were a teacher but had no voice to speak your knowledge? What if you had no language at all and yet there was something you needed to say? Wouldn't you dance it? Wouldn't you act it out? Wouldn't your every movement tell the story? In time you would be so eloquent that just to gaze upon you would reveal it all. And so it is with these silent green lives." - Robin Wall Kimmerer

"I was talking to a friend of mine who's a teacher in Iowa and, you know, she teaches kids - English is their second language, and they're scared that they're going to get sent home, their family's going to get broken up. Regardless of whether [Donald Trump] does it or not, whether it's true or not, the rhetoric creates a climate of fear and tension, and that's not good for the country." - Margaret Hoover

"If you see a child with autistic-like behaviors at age two and three, the worst thing you can do is just let them sit and watch TV all day. That's just the worst thing you can do. You need to have a teacher working with that child, working on teaching language, working on social interaction, working on getting them interested in different things, and keeping their brain connected to the world." - Temple Grandin

"If my novel gets any attention in Bulgaria, it will be as a scandal: a book about a teacher at a famous school and his relationship with a prostitute. I doubt very much it will be evaluated on its merits as literature. If Bulgarian were the book's only language, that would be painful and limiting to me as a writer. Since my book also exists in English - where it isn't scandalous at all - I feel comfortable with the possibility of scandal." - Garth Greenwell

"You can never understand one language until you understand at least two." - Geoffrey Willans

"The four most expensive words in the English language are, 'This time it's different.'" - John Templeton

"Music is what we need when language fails us, but we cannot remain silent." - Cornel West

"Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement." - Christopher Fry

"Dance is the pure language of the soul - it's been with us from the very beginning." - Patrick Swayze

"Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally." - Christian Louboutin

"No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about." - Benjamin Lee Whorf

"I'm so far gone that I'm telling the truth. It sounds like a foreign language." - Richard Peck

"Those wounds stay with you, and you turn them into a language and a purpose." - Bruce Springsteen

"The most damaging phrase in the language is: `It's always been done that way.'" - Grace Hopper

"Everyone wants a hug and kiss. It translates into any language." - Georgette Mosbacher

"I could teach you how to speak my language, Rosetta Stone." - Drake

"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public." - George W. Crane



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