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Mean Teachers Quotes


"Most teachers are not enlightened. Very few are. That doesn't mean they are not great teachers." - Frederick Lenz

"I mean, a lot of my family are teachers." - Craig T Nelson

"I owe a lot to my teachers and mean to pay them back some day." - Stephen Leacock

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

"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

"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

"Teachers are everything. I mean, you're a poor kid from the ghetto, your parents are busy working 24/7, working like a Mexican." - John Leguizamo

"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 always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say 'What does that mean?" - Tom Hiddleston

"I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say 'What does that mean?'" - Tom Hiddleston

"All the sutras in the world are useless. All the lectures of all the teachers don't really mean anything. They are only words. They point in a direction, that is their only use." - Frederick Lenz

"There are many wonderfully qualified teachers out there, but that doesn't mean that each teacher is suitable to the same person, anymore than people fall in love with the same person." - Tenzin Palmo

"I was born to argue... I don't know why. I mean, from arguing with my teachers and, on occasions, my parents. I think I've mastered the art of argument at a fairly young age." - Sean Hannity

"...You know what I mean?" - Andrew McMahon

"Compromise does not mean cowardice." - John F Kennedy

"Moving on doesn't mean forgetting." - Karen White

"Success doesn't necessarily mean happiness." - Ben Stiller

"Trends don't mean very much." - Peabo Bryson

"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

"The names Lillian Smith, Eric Dazey, Jon Bullock, and Clari Higginson may mean nothing to most people but the mean the world to me. Of all my years in school, these are the teachers who challenged me to get better everyday and whole-heartedly believed in my dreams. The support they gave me was priceless and life changing." - Robert Cheeke

"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

"Robert Frost: plain, strong, simple, and mean." - Mason Cooley

"Kiss me....Cassie....Like you mean it." - Karen Chance

"Someone who loves the golden mean." - Horace

"Just as many people that love me, hate me, too. I get really mean, mean, mean, mean comments on Twitter, and it just comes with the territory." - Keke Palmer

"The world's become a little too mean." - Conor Oberst

"What do you mean "gangsters"? It's business." - Abraham Polonsky

"I love traditions. I mean, cultural ones." - Orlando Bloom

"The religious neutrality in our schools is, I would argue, one of our strengths. Teachers cannot inhibit or deride religion. But this does not mean that we've taken God out of public schools. I'm reminded of the book of Esther in the Bible. God is not explicitly mentioned in the book, but that did not mean that God was not at work in the story." - Adam Hamilton

"One of my teachers once said that the way you know you're on the right path is that it works. Now, that doesn't mean you don't run into blocks and brick walls, but it does mean that you can find a way around them or find a way to change yourself or your project in order to find the flow again and have it work." - James Redfield

"Every Indian kid has access to MySpace and Facebook. But that doesn't mean they have access to books and great teachers. This idea about bringing digital tech into schools is great, but once again I'll say that this is not how people actually learn." - Sherman Alexie

"Christians should not be hostile, they should not hate, they should not judge, and they should not condemn. But they also must not shy away from real Truth and real Christianity. Just because so many have "itching ears" and "will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions" does not mean Christians should be willing to scratch that itch." - Erick Erickson

"All these teachers and [screenwriting] books mean you see movies that have been worked over by more committees wielding more rules, that all originality and authorship is lost. That's why you're seeing superstars like Brad Pitt in THE FIGHT CLUB and Tom Cruise in MAGNOLIA. They're desperately searching for people writing and directing off-formula movies." - Paul Schrader

"Christians should not be hostile, they should not hate, they should not judge, and they should not condemn. But they also must not shy away from real Truth and real Christianity. Just because so many have "itching ears" and "will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions" does not mean Christians should be willing to scratch that itch." - Erick Erickson

"Parental trust is extremely important in the guidance of adolescent children as they get further and further away from the direct supervision of their parents and teachers. I don't mean that trust without clear guidance is enough, but guidance without trust is worthless." - Benjamin Spock

"My father did not bother that I play not a classical music. He always congratulated me for my development in music, I mean in any music but, he hang on to continue training at the Academy of Music... however, I never mentioned to my teachers that I trained myself at weekends in clubs." - Richard Clayderman

"India is a culture in which religious life and spirituality is very much on the surface of things. That doesn't mean it doesn't have depth, but it is very visible. There are lots of temples, lots of Islamic centers, lots of gurdwaras, and lots of teachers." - Diana L. Eck

"What do teachers and curriculum directors mean by 'value' reading? A look at the practice of most schools suggests that when a school 'values' reading what it really means is that the school intensely focuses on raising state-mandated reading test scores- the kind of reading our students will rarely, if ever, do in adulthood." - Kelly Gallagher

"Education to me is the most important thing that we've got going in this country. I mean, a lot of my family are teachers. I was the recipient of a great public education, and I see that's one of the first things that we're going to go, 'What are we going to raise?' The ignorant masses." - Craig T Nelson

"In a very weak economy, when you say 'cut government spending,' what you mean is you're laying off school teachers and you're de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don't pay taxes." - Fareed Zakaria

"Online education, then, can serve two goals. For students lucky enough to have access to great teachers, blended learning can mean even better outcomes at the same or lower cost. And for the millions here and abroad who lack access to good, in-person education, online learning can open doors that would otherwise remain closed." - Daphne Koller

"I used to listen to 'Perfect Day' by Hoku every single day in high school! 'On this perfect day, nothin' standin' in my way... Don't you try to rain on my perfect day.' It pumped me up when I was feeling down or defeated, whether it was from the cool kids making me feel left out or feeling overwhelmed with homework and mean teachers." - Kara Lindsay

"I mean, Britain is a country of successful Muslim businesspeople, teachers and educators, journalists. So, we have to say very strongly that the two million plus Muslims in Britain, the vast bulk of them make a huge contribution to our society, and they actually make it the vibrant society it is." - David Miliband

"I mean, look, teachers don't do their job for the money, obviously, because we pay them ridiculously little amounts for what they put in. Most of them come out of their own pocket for materials and things to help the children and all that." - Phil Mcgraw

"The trouble with men is that they are mean-they may mean, but they don't move." - Harry Hooton

"I want to play the mean girl one day - or the mean gay!" - Alex Newell

"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

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

"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

"We should be firing bad teachers." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Teachers are performers, just like I am." - Kathleen Hanna

"I've definitely had crazy acting teachers." - Matt Bomer

"I didn't fancy any of my teachers." - Katie Price

"I'm committed to working with teachers." - Kathleen Wynne

"Teachers need to be paid like professionals." - Geoffrey Canada

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

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

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

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

"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 cost a lot; but, poor teachers cost a lot more." - Evan Esar

"Never talk back to a teacher. Teachers are like God. Actually, teachers are God's boss." - Deborah Wiles

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

"Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends." - Maria Callas

"Teachers have a chance to mold someone, inspire them. I hope all teachers realize that." - Kevin James

"The best teachers coach their students and the best coaches are great teachers." - Grant Teaff

"I've come to realise that the best teachers never stop being teachers." - Kimberly Quinn

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

"We never choose which words to use, for as long as they mean what they mean to mean, we do' care if they make sense or nonsense." - Norton Juster

"Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically', they really mean, 'not really'." - David Parnas

"Just because it happened to you, doesn't mean it's interesting." - Dennis Hopper

"Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?" - George Carlin

"The evolutionists worship atheism. I mean, that's their religion." - Pat Robertson

"Just because I'm happy doesn't mean I'm shallow." - Kathie Lee Gifford

"The government means industry, if you know what I mean." - Jacque Fresco

"I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean" - Tina Brown

"Everything, and I mean everything, is about strong, powerful women." - Jesse Peyronel

"I like good strong words that mean something..." - Louisa May Alcott

"Fate can be one mean god at times." - Terry Pratchett

"Just because it's broken doesn't mean it loses its importance." - Jessica Sorensen

"Fear is a good thing. It mean you're paying attention." - Tamora Pierce

"My truffles? You took them? That's just mean!" - Eoin Colfer

"Tall, aren't you? I didn't mean to be." - Raymond Chandler

"She's pretty," Zethes mumbled. "I mean, she's right." - Rick Riordan

"What can fingerprints mean when they"re not necessarily yours?" - Neal Shusterman

"I like being around people that mean what they say." - Kevin Costner

"Being busy does not always mean real work." - Thomas A Edison

"To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself." - Seneca the Elder

"If we couldn't dream, our lives wouldn't mean anything anymore." - Georg Kaiser

"Just because someone's pretty, doesn't mean she's decent." - Sarah Dessen

"Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's any less true." - Jodi Picoult

"Caring about someone doesn't mean taking care of them." - Amy Harmon

"I say a lot of things I don't mean." - Steven Morrissey

"All this work I'm doing, it don't mean shit." - Walt Stack

"No man can lead mean, we have to have unity." - Bob Marley

"Mean and mighty, rotting Together, have one dust." - William Shakespeare

"Just because you can doesn't mean you should." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"People are only mean when they are threatened." - Mitch Albom

"You mean nothing to no one but that's nobody's fault." - Conor Oberst



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