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A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.
~ Anonymous

 

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A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
~ Henry Brooks Adams

 

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A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
~ Thomas Carruthers

 

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A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
~ Horace Mann

 

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A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
~ Howard Crosby

 

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Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
~ Henry S. Canby

 

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Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion.
~ Terence

 

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Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
~ Plato

 

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
~ Sir John Lubbock

 

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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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First he wrought, and afterward he taught.
~ Geoffrey Chaucer

 

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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
~ Gail Godwin

 

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Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.
~ Sidney J. Harris

 

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He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
~ Anonymous

 

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He who does not research has nothing to teach.
~ Proverb

 

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