142 Greatest Quotes About Teaching

The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Maria Montessori
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why. Stephen King
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. Albert Einstein
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle
Once she knows how to read there's only one thing you can teach her to believe in and that is herself. Virginia Woolf
Teaching is the highest form of understanding. Aristotle
Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs. Nelson Mandela
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself. Paulo Coelho
No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it. Peter Drucker
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato
All through life a man has need of a counsellor and guide. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Experience fails to teach where there is no desire to learn. George Bernard Shaw
The more you teach positive ideas to others, the better you learn them yourself. Brian Tracy
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women. Margaret Mead
The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it. Hippocrates
It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest. Charles Darwin
Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference. John Wooden
Five out of four people have trouble with fractions. Steven Wright
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward
When we did art with the kids, the demons would lie down. Anne Lamott
Truth can never be reached by just listening to the voice of an authority. Francis Bacon
I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them. Samuel Beckett
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person. Immanuel Kant
When you reach out and touch other human beings, it doesn't matter whether you call it therapy or teaching or poetry. Audre Lorde
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want. Mother Teresa
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. Jiddu Krishnamurti
The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind. Rabindranath Tagore
Teach by teaching, not by correcting. Maria Montessori
It's not the strongest, but the most adaptable that survive. Charles Darwin
My words itch at your ears till you understand them. Walt Whitman
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. Jim Henson
Teaching people to draw is teaching people to look. David Hockney
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. Anatole France
To make living itself an art, that is the goal. Henry Miller
It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. "Have you thought of going into teaching? Terry Pratchett
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences. Jawaharlal Nehru
What is required is sight and insight- then you might add one more: excite. Robert Frost
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. Marva Collins
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you. George Bernard Shaw
Why does life keep teaching me lessons I have no desire to learn? Ashleigh Brilliant
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn. Alvin Toffler
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. Oscar Wilde
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. Michel de Montaigne
When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed. Marva Collins
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. Elbert Hubbard
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others. Homer
Get them to sing your song and they will want to know who you are. Paul Robeson
A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room. Robert Baden-Powell
Those who don't know must learn from those who do. Plato