Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Favorite Quotes

I pasted some inspirational quotes below. You can click on the "comments" button to post your own inspirational quotes. Join in!

A teacher affects eternity:
he can never tell where his influence stops.

--Henry Adams

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state,
than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.

--Marcus Tullius Cicero

The important thing is not so much
that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

--John Lubbock

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life,
those the art of living well.


By learning you will teach;
by teaching you will understand.

--Latin Proverb

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.

--Ben Sweetland

We learn by teaching.

--James Howell

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken
joy in creative expression and knowledge.

-- Albert Einstein

The most effective teacher will always be biased,
for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm.

--Joyce Cary

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.


He that teaches us anything which we knew not
before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.

--Samuel Johnson

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better
than the wealth of the ignorant.


Teaching is not a lost art,
but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

--Jacques Barzun

Education is the transmission of civilization.

--Will Durant

To teach is to learn twice over.

--Joseph Joubert

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

--Newton D. Baker

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes
change a delinquent into a solid citizen.

--Philip Wylie

A child miseducated is a child lost.

--John F. Kennedy

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

--Patricia Neal

1 comment:

Ronnie said...

Thank you for the inspirational quotes. I shamelessly copied and pasted them into a document containing my own favorites. To be fair, though, I will add my own below. They don't all pertain to education, exactly, but they could.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank

Information is the currency of democracy. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. ~ JFK

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.~ Muhammad Ali

Above all, try something. ~ FDR

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~ Peter Drucker

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~ W.B. Yeats

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. ~ Robert Byrne