Quotes and Sayings about Teachers



"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Negative, Actions, Students, Teachers)

"I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

"Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Friends, Shakespeare, Teachers)

"At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Art, Time, Artists, Teachers, Theory, University)

"In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Society, Teachers, Want)

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Education, School, Teachers)

"There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Influence, Teachers)

"Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Ballet, Medicine, states, Teachers, United)

"Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects than the over worked teachers."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Teachers)

"Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Religion, God, Teachers)

"My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Money, Mother, Father, Profession, Teachers)

"And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Public, Safety, Schools, Teachers)

"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Education, Commitment, Expectations, Parents, Students, Teachers)

"Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children, teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Children, Classroom, Common sense, Focus, Teachers)

"The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true."
- Catharine Beecher
(Related: Race, Right, Teachers, Want)

"It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Europe, May, Teachers)

"The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they're the least remembered people."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: People, Teachers)

"Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Education, Bureaucracy, Children, Focus, Teachers)

"Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Work, Day, Future, Lawyers, Teachers, Workers)

"I met Clinton at a benefit for teachers, which was a very good charity, but I met him for about 90 seconds, and I thought it was important to meet the leader of the free world. So I stood next to him for a photograph, and then apparently that's all it takes."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Leader, Thought, Charity, Teachers, World)

"It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Help, Mistakes, Teachers)

"The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Knowledge, Teachers, World)

"Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins."
- Harry Bridges
(Related: Power, People, Beliefs, Colors, Respect, Students, Teachers)

"Why can't teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants?"
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: End, Open, Restaurants, Schools, Teachers)

"I think good teachers are underpaid."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Teachers)

"I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers' salaries. It's the only industry where you never see any productivity increases."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Education, Productivity, Teachers)

"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
(Related: Giving, Sharing, Teachers)

"Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Work, Care, Classroom, Compassion, Duty, Future, Montana, Sense, Teachers)

"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

"Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our students better by focusing on attracting and retaining the quality teachers by raising teacher pay."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Quality, Difference, Students, Teachers)

"My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!"
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Dating, Death, Dad, Inspiration, Years)

"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
(Related: Difference, Teachers)

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

"I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses."
- Nell Carter
(Related: Business, Kids, Nurses, Teachers, Want)

"I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Fire, Teachers)

"The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Life, Success, Reality, Students, Teachers, Teaching)

"Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

"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
(Related: Time, Community, School, Schools, Scientists, Teachers)

"I am not going to make any commitments to the teachers union to do anything until they do something that's other than in their own self- interest. And everything they have done so far is in their self-interests, and that's it."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Interest, Self, Teachers)

"I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who couldn't really do it, you can do some pretty wonderfully, imaginative horrific things to teachers."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: People, Pretty, Teachers)

"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Pleasure, Reading, School, Teachers)

"I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Strength, Country, Result, Teachers, Teaching)

"If kids come to educators and teachers from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."
- Barbara Colorose
(Related: Job, Kids, Teachers)

"As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

"I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Discouragement, Teachers)

"I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn't do well in school."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: School, Teachers)

"Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read."
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Related: Teachers, Trouble)

"There were some extremely good teachers there that were great artists really in their own right. It was actually very hard to concentrate on getting down to going any work being an art student especially when it's a flighty thing at best."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Art, Work, Artists, Being, Right, Teachers)

"The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers."
- Harvey Cushing
(Related: Man, May, Responsibility, Stress, Teachers)

"Prayers were held in Assembly Hall. We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers sat up on the platform in armchairs, facing us."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Teachers)

"Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)

"I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

"My current mantra is that sometimes we need teachers in our lives. I never had that in my life, parents and stuff like that; I tried to stay on the outside of them or anybody that had that kind of influence."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Life, Influence, Parents, Teachers)

"Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't, and they ain't eating."
- Dizzy Dean
(Related: People, Baseball, Eating, English, states, Teachers, United, Will)

"Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children."
- John Doolittle
(Related: America, Children, Country, Parents, Responsibility, Schools, Teachers)

"I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Love, Fear, Compassion, Shame, Teachers, Understanding)

"Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Children, Curriculum, Literature, Talk, Teachers, Trying)

"Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Talent, People, Development, Chicago, Country, Now, Students, Teachers, World, Years)

"As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth; we are formed by what we are told by our parents, our teachers, our intimates."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Time, Parents, Teachers)

"Teachers didn't like me very much. They thought I was just this punk kid and they always wanted to kick me out."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Thought, Punk, Teachers)

"You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Compassion, Listening, Open, Parents, Questions, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers."
- Charles W. Eliot
(Related: Books, Friends, Teachers)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
- Charles William Eliot
(Related: Books, Friends, Teachers)

"Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards."
- John Engler
(Related: Financial, Teachers, Teaching)

"Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Effort, Teachers)

"I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk."
- John Fahey
(Related: Folk, Teachers, Trying)

"But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Life, Character, Man, Schools, Teachers)

"One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Family, Women, Balance, Being, Boys, Children, Girls, School, Teachers)

"You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

"Well, first I studied piano. I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb... and repressive."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Dumb, First, Teachers)

"Great teachers transcend ideology."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Ideology, Teachers)

"We have seen that, in another unfunded mandate, the so-called No Child Left Behind Act, which created tougher standards, and we all support that, but Congress did not provide the money to attract and hire the best teachers."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Money, Act, Congress, Support, Teachers)

"Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Children, Question, Safety, School, Teachers, Welfare, Will)

"Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Design, Home, Children, Information, Internet, Legislation, Parents, Safety, Teachers, Trade)

"Anyone can use these sites - companies and colleges, teachers and students, young and old all make use of networking sites to connect with people electronically to share pictures, information, course work, and common interests."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Work, People, Information, Old, Students, Teachers)

"I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn't fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers."
- Luke Ford
(Related: College, Fire, Teachers, Wrong)

"The teachers are getting screwed, blued, and tattooed by the system."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Teachers)

"There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Quail)

"Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Time, Mistakes, Teachers)

"Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Schools, Teachers)

"Charter schools are public schools that operate, to a certain extent, outside the system. They have more control over their teachers, curriculum and resources. They also have less money than public schools."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, Control, Curriculum, Public, Schools, Teachers)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"Those who know how to think need no teachers."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Teachers)

"We don't take care of our teachers and our cops and our firemen. They should be at the top of our list."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Care, Teachers)

"Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: Art, Work, Building, Giving, Teachers)

"Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: First, Man, Teachers)

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Kindness, Silence, Teachers)

"Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software, all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee, each time a child is taught the alphabet?"
- William Gibson
(Related: Time, Nothing, Software, Teachers)

"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task."
- Haim Ginott
(Related: Goals, Teachers, Tools)

"We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year, and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A, B, C, D, F grading system."
- William Glasser
(Related: Nothing, Schools, Teachers)

"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
(Related: Education, Agreement, Schools, Teachers, Word)

"Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about."
- William Glasser
(Related: Being, Conversation, Profession, Students, Talk, Teachers)

"Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious, though some survive it in the hands of very careful and understanding teachers."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Age, Study, Teachers, Understanding)

"Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice, don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides, Sunday school teachers?"
- Martin Goldsmith
(Related: School, Teachers)

"I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: College, Kentucky, State, Summer, Teachers, University, Years)

"Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Ladies, Problems, Sound, Teachers, Voice)

"Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Children, Teachers)

"Make no mistake about it: Next to parents and families, our teachers are the most important influence in our children's lives."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Mistake, Children, Influence, Parents, Teachers)

"When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958, I could not announce that I was gay to anybody, though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: First, Gay, Teachers, Teaching)

"The sins of teachers are the teachers of sin."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Sin, Teachers)

"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
(Related: Positive, Athletes, Influence, Parents, Reason)

"I don't think most teachers realize how much impact they have."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Teachers)

"It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid."
- Susan Hampshire
(Related: Disability, Existence, Lonely, Parents, Teachers)

"When you get to 15 and most of your teachers are priests, there's bound to be a conflict."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Conflict, Teachers)

"We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Change, Father, Blame, Brothers, Fault, School, Sisters, Teachers)

"Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

"Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Failure, Students, Teachers)

"Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Education, Heart, Teachers)

"Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

"I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Talent, Living, Teachers)

"Give your teachers the respect they deserve, because they are the ones who can help you get where you need to go."
- Richard Howard
(Related: Help, Respect, Teachers)

"No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Future, State, Teachers)

"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Society, Rest, Teachers)

"I remind everyone: Whether you school them at home or send them to school, you as a parent have the responsibility to make sure they learn and behave. Teachers and principals may help, but parents are the ones who must accept responsibility."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Help, May, Parents, Responsibility, School, Teachers)

"I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all."
- Burl Ives
(Related: Being, Class, Interest, Man, Teachers)

"My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, Father, Friends, Teachers)

"When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Forgiveness, Peace, Life, Mind, Teachers, Temptation)

"I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Work, Enthusiasm, School, Teachers)

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

"And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then."
- William Joyce
(Related: Teachers)

"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Gratitude, Soul, Feelings, Appreciation, Curriculum, Teachers)

"I remember when I was a kid in school and teachers would explain things to me about what I read, and I'd think, Where did they get that? I didn't read that in there. Later you look at it and think, That's kind of an interesting idea."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Idea, School, Teachers)

"We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Science, Inspiring, Reward, School, Students, Teachers)

"At the federal level, we must help, not hinder, local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators as they make decisions about educating our children."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Children, Decisions, Help, Parents, School, Teachers)

"But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

"Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Class, First, Kids, Teachers)

"I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Failure, Hope, Winning, Basketball, Kids, Teachers)

"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Students, Teachers)

"When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Community, Honor, Teachers, Will)

"For they, the philosophers, were considered teachers of right living, which is far more excellent, since to speak well belongs only to a few, but to live well belongs to all."
- Lactantius
(Related: Living, Right, Teachers)

"The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Force, Intention, Public, Teachers, Youth)

"The institution of a public library, containing books on education, would be well adapted for the information of teachers, many of whom are not able to purchase expensive publications on those subjects."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Education, Books, Information, Public, Teachers)

"I was probably the one who tattled on the class clown. To get in good with the teachers."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Class, Teachers)

"I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn't ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Work, Pretty, Public, Questions, Reading, School, Teachers, Years)

"Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Money, Summer, Teachers)

"I was lucky that I met the right mentors and teachers at the right moment."
- James Levine
(Related: Mentors, Right, Teachers)

"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: God, Teachers)

"Some of your teachers are actually closer in age to you than you think."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Age, Teachers)

"I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers. This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out. I liked making explosives. We would stay after school and blow things up."
- Maya Lin
(Related: School, Teachers)

"At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them."
- Laura Linney
(Related: Act, School, Teachers, Trying, Writing)

"You have to come in and be that character when you walk into the room. That's what one of my first acting teachers taught me. You know, don't go in there being Jennifer and then expect to flip and change, because they're not going to have that imagination."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Imagination, Change, Character, Acting, Being, First, Teachers)

"When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books."
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Books, Classroom, Nothing, Teachers)

"I think hidden underneath a lot of teachers are very sexy women."
- Andie MacDowell
(Related: Women, Teachers)

"Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Children, Kids, Needs, Parents, Teachers, Teaching)

"I'm a schoolteacher. That's even worse than being an intellectual. Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold and hungry in this richest land on earth."
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(Related: Being, Earth, Land)

"Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed."
- Mary Stuart Masterson
(Related: Medical, People, Ability, Medicine, Mind, School, Teachers)

"It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Television)

"Teachers are out there with a very difficult job, which they pursue with tireless dedication."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Dedication, Job, Teachers)

"Suffering is one of life's great teachers."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Life, Suffering, Teachers)

"We need to tap the resource of current and retiring science and math professionals that have both content mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Experience, Science, Content, professionals, Teachers)

"As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Old, Parents, Teachers, Youth)

"Now all my teachers are dead except silence."
- W. S. Merwin
(Related: Now, Silence, Teachers)

"It was just expected that I would go to college. Both my parents are teachers and they tolerated acting, but I was going to go to a school of quality or bust. Which made my downshifting back to acting afterward a little difficult."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Quality, Acting, College, Parents, School, Teachers)

"We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Work, Help, Teachers)

"Parents are your teachers until a certain point, and if they don't give you love, you'll go somewhere else to find it."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Love, Parents, Teachers)

"In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Flexibility, Job, Teachers, Workers)

"There is a shortage of teachers but the January 2001 schools census showed that teacher numbers were at their highest level than at any time since 1984 - and 11,000 higher than 1997."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Time, Numbers, Schools, Teachers)

"Headteachers and governing bodies run schools and that won't change."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Change, Schools)

"However, the Government has made it clear that we do not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Economy, Effect, May, Nations, Teachers)

"I am confident that the vast majority of teachers will work with us towards achieving that goal."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Work, Goal, Majority, Teachers, Will)

"I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist, teachers can be put under great pressure."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Difficulties, Pressure, Teachers)

"Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent."
- Lucretia Mott
(Related: Education, Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Injustice, Learning, School, Teachers)

"As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Thought, Teachers)

"I learned life from some good teachers."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Life, Teachers)

"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges."
- Joyce A. Myers
(Related: Change, Right, Teachers)

"In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Education, Environmental, First, Giving, School, State, Teachers)

"Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Purpose, Banks, Children, Order, Support, Taxes, Teachers)

"I brought this case because I am an atheist and this offends me, and I have the right to bring up my daughter without God being imposed into her life by her schoolteachers."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Life, Daughter, God, Being, Right)

"We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Motivation, Teachers)

"In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms."
- Chuck Norris
(Related: Change, Control, America, Kids, Now, Schools, Teachers)

"In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future."
- John Olver
(Related: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

"Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Punishment, Schools, Teachers)

"Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Help, Priorities, Promises, Students, Talking, Teachers)

"Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our Nation for tomorrow."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: People, Nation, Public, Teachers, Tomorrow)

"Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide... and our teachers know that."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Nation, Teachers)

"Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Success, Life, Key, Students, Teachers)

"I have fought to protect those benefits that ensure better salaries for teachers across the Nation such as grants to pay off student loans and funding for Teach for America. Still, we must all do more to show our continued appreciation for our Nation's leading role models."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: America, Appreciation, Benefits, Leading, Nation, Teachers)

"We can not wait until we have enough trained people willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom."
- Major Owens
(Related: Work, People, Classroom, Order, Teachers)

"Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures - they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Art, Desire, Facts, Students, Teachers)

"My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings, as did many immigrants."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Parents, School, Teachers)

"Some teachers had been trained to work out at Southern because I carried two out there. I carried a lady down here from Palmer's Crossing, used to play piano, and Billy Carter."
- Charles Phillips
(Related: Work, Lady, Play, Teachers)

"We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary."
- Trevor Phillips
(Related: Teachers)

"Realistically, I think we are not prepared to go home until we do get more teachers and lower class sizes."
- John Podesta
(Related: Home, Class, Teachers)

"Teachers are unparalleled in the role they play in children's lives."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Children, Play, Teachers)

"We are fortunate to have some of the greatest and best teachers in the world, but we want to make sure that those few that try to sneak through the system are caught in advance."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Teachers, Want, World)

"As a Member of Congress from one of the fastest growing States in the country, we hire close to 2,500 new teachers a year, close to 5,000 support staff and faculty."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Congress, Country, states, Support, Teachers)

"The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Strategy, Teachers)

"When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y'know, 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like, 'What exactly does your husband do?'"
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Dad, Mom, Women, Husband, Living, School, Teachers)

"How much more must this be so in my own case for I am conscious not only of the great names and achievements of those who have preceded me, but also of the living presence of many of my masters and teachers."
- Cecil Frank Powell
(Related: Living, Names, Teachers)

"Too often we act - ask our schools to be truant officers, our teachers to be truant officers, because we're giving them children who have, you know, they're not ready to learn. And if they're not ready to learn by the third grade, they know they're behind."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Act, Children, Giving, Schools, Teachers)

"'Educational' refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Teachers)

"I didn't fancy any of my teachers."
- Katie Price
(Related: Fancy, Teachers)

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Children, Profession, Teachers)

"So one of the things that happened with integration in the South is they found that the black teachers were much more educated than the white teachers."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Teachers)

"When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse, small businesses try to serve their clients and the police try to arrest criminals, there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks. Conservatives want to make people's lives easier."
- John Redwood
(Related: People, Clients, Nurses, Police, Teachers, Want)

"We have the Troops to Teachers program, which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Military, Teachers, Teaching, Troops)

"Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Purpose, Teachers)

"I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Acting, Hell, Talking, Teachers)

"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
(Related: Life, Absence, Being, Teachers, Want)

"Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: People, End, Rest, Teachers)

"Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Kids, Teachers)

"After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Class, Examination, First, Result, Teachers, University)

"I was running to catch a train when one of my teachers saw me. He thought I was fast, time me, and later gave me my first instructions in sprinting. I happened to be at the right place at the right time."
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Right, Running, Teachers)

"I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Education, Teachers)

"There's a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It's the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college."
- Jill Scott
(Related: Class, College, Kids, School, Teachers)

"We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children."
- John Sculley
(Related: Family, Abuse, Children, Pregnancy, Teachers, Teenage)

"America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Music, Development, America, Schools, Study, Teachers)

"We have to provide good teachers, good environment, community involvement with schools."
- David Selby
(Related: Community, Environment, Schools, Teachers)

"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
- Dr. Seuss
(Related: Help, Teachers)

"It is absolutely impossible to settle the debts to pensioners, teachers, and others. The country hasn't got enough money to do so."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Money, Country, Teachers)

"The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Example, Parents, Teachers)

"I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Day, First, Months, Students, Teachers)

"American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: American, Shadows, Teachers, Temperament)

"I think that, I'm sure there are gonna be some teachers who are very entrenched in the system, who are going to buy in to what they're being told, as to what the kids are being fed."
- Morgan Spurlock
(Related: Being, Kids, Teachers)

"When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: End, School, Teachers)

"But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Thought, People, Expectations, First, School, Teachers, Tests, Years)

"In other words, unlike some people with new theories, we will go out, we'll go into a school and we get products and the products are evaluated, whether it's by teachers or others. The scores are quantified and then we compare performances."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: People, School, Teachers, Theories, Will, Words)

"We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Science, Order, Students, Teachers)

"High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it."
- David Ogden Stiers
(Related: Music, Living, School, Teachers)

"My teachers helped guide and motivate me; but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Learning, Responsibility, Teachers)

"I like to look like a person. It drives me crazy when you see women in movies playing teachers, and they have biceps. It totally takes me out of the movie. I start thinking, Wow, that actress playing this part really looks great!"
- Emma Stone
(Related: Movies, Women, Teachers, Thinking)

"I loved school, I loved putting on my uniform and doing homework every day. I was one of those good students that the teachers liked. I guess that's got to be a pretty nerdy, geeky part of me."
- Yvonne Strahovski
(Related: Day, Pretty, School, Students, Teachers)

"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
(Related: History, Culture, Help, Job, Teachers)

"South Koreans who have seen and praised the mass games should remember the hardship of tearful children. Teachers drive them hard with curses and orders to repeat and repeat. When the children return home in the evening, they can hardly walk."
- Kim Il sung
(Related: Home, Children, Evening, Games, Hardship, Teachers)

"There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred - by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans."
- Helen Thomas
(Related: Peace, Music, Poetry, Hatred, Ideals, Living, Students, Teachers)

"I do not see any reason why they should not be given the means to give their teachers just as high an education as is secured by attendance at the Protestant schools."
- Charles Tupper
(Related: Education, Reason, Schools, Teachers)

"There was the best teachers from the Czech Philharmonic, highly dedicated people, some of the best musicians in the world passing on the knowledge about the country, about the principles, and about the music."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Music, People, Knowledge, Country, Musicians, Principles, Teachers, World)

"I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child."
- Mary A. Ward
(Related: Home, Teachers)

"As they work hard for our children, America's teachers often reach into their own pockets to make sure they have the best classroom supplies. I feel strongly that the federal government should help make up for their personal financial burden."
- John Warner
(Related: Government, Work, Financial, America, Burden, Children, Classroom, Help, Teachers)

"Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Culture, Teachers, Will)

"I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Home, Public, School, Teachers)

"I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus."
- Kanye West
(Related: School, Teachers, Trying)

"Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater authority by parents and teachers."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Authority, Parents, Teachers)

"So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum. We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers how to educate the kids about their musical heritage."
- Margaret Whiting
(Related: Music, Curriculum, Kids, Schools, Teachers, Teaching, Trying)

"I want to work with the teachers' union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It's not acceptable."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Work, Children, First, Kids, Teachers, Want)

"Most of us, I suspect, prefer our teachers to be of the Nice Guy variety."
- Ken Wilber
(Related: Teachers, Variety)

"We have run out of creativity for children and teachers alike in the name of pushing up standards."
- Shirley Williams
(Related: Creativity, Children, Name, Teachers)

"Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!"
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Science, Being, Teachers, Want)

"My mother tells this story that when I first went to school, I thought I was going to help the teachers. I didn't realise I was going to get educated."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Mother, Thought, First, Help, School, Teachers)

"Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Nature, People, Principles, Ritual, Teachers)

"When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled."
- Xun Zi
(Related: People, Principles, Ritual, Teachers)

"The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Leadership, Affection, Day, Girls, School, Teachers)