Teacher Quotes

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers. Joshua Reynolds

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. Amos Bronson Alcott

There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own. Berenice Abbott

In my opinion, much of the so-called science of ‘education’ was invented as a necessary mechanism for enabling semi-educated people to act as tolerable teachers. Sloan Wilson

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward