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Idea Center famous Quotes and inspirational sayings to help you say what you need to encourage, thank and inspire.
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  • A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
    Henry Adams
  • By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
    Latin Proverb
  • If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
    Tryon Edwards
  • We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
    Ben Sweetland
  • To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
    Henri Frederic Amiel
  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
    Albert Einstein
  • To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
    Muriel Spark
  • Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
    Anatole France
  • I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
    Chinese Proverb
  • 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
  • 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
  • The aim of education should be teaching us how to think, rather than what to think.
    James Beatti
  • The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
    Mark Van Doren
  • Who dares teach must never cease to learn.
    John Cotton Dana
  • My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach.
  • A good teacher deserves an apple. You deserve the whole tree!
  • A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.
  • A special teacher is remembered forever!
  • A teacher gives, a teacher shares, but most of all a teacher cares.
  • A teacher has a special way of making learning fun, finding joy in every day and the best in everyone.
  • A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
  • A teacher's memories can never be erased.
  • A truly special teacher is very wise, he/she sees tomorrow in every child's eyes!
  • A wise teacher makes learning fun.
  • A wise teacher teaches by example.
  • ABC, 123, See what I can do because a teacher taught me!
    Christy Townzen
  • All children are gifted...some just open their package sooner than others.
  • All I ever needed to know I learned from my teacher.
  • Behind every successful child is someone who cares.
  • Behind every successful student is an exhausted teacher!
  • Blessed are the teachers, for they open minds, touch hearts and share the future.
  • Children do not interrupt my work, children are my work.
  • Discover, learn, wonder, question, explore, search, find, excite, help, encourage, teach.
  • Education made us what we are.
  • Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
    Albert Einstein
  • Experience is the best teacher.
  • He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
  • He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
  • History Teachers are our link with the past!
  • Home Sweet Classroom
  • I touch the future. I teach.
  • I'm just a lucky as can be'cause the world's greatest teacher is teaching me!
  • In the eyes of a child, love is spelled T-I-M-E
  • It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
    John Wooden
  • Kindergarten teachers hold their students hands for a short while... their hearts forever.
  • Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
  • Knowledge itself is power.
  • Leading a child to learning's treasures, gives a teacher untold pleasures.
  • Learning is a journey, not a destination.
  • Learning opens the world to minds ripe for the journey.
  • Like all great teachers, you let me learn from my own mistakes.
  • Love is the core of teaching.
  • Math Teachers make your life add up!
  • Music Teacher: A noteworthy profession!
  • Nothing improves a student's hearing more than praise.
  • Only the educated are free.
  • Real learning begins with one good teacher.
  • School days are the best!
  • Science Teachers have the right chemistry!
  • Teach from the Heart.
  • Teachers affect eternity. One can never tell where their influence ends.
  • Teacher's Aide: A welcome addition!
  • Teachers are angels in training.
  • Teachers are in a class of their own.
  • Teachers are special people.
  • Teachers change the world--one child at a time.
  • Teachers don't impact for a year, but for a lifetime.
  • Teachers have Class!
  • Teachers help us to learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
  • Teachers like you, are precious and few.
  • Teachers love to hear the pitter patter of little feet... going out to recess.
  • Teachers make the grade!
  • Teachers make two ideas grow where only one grew before.
  • Teachers open the enter by yourself.
  • Teachers Rule!
  • Teachers shape futures one child at a time.
  • TEACHERS TASK: To take a lot of live wires and make sure they are well-grounded!
  • Teachers that love to teach, create kids that love to learn.
  • Teachers touch the future.
  • Teaching... the profession that creates all others.
  • Teaching is a work of heart.
  • Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts.
  • Teaching Today Touches Tomorrow.
  • Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.
    Native American Proverb
  • The art of teaching is the art of assisting in discovery.
  • The best teachers have the biggest hearts.
  • The best teachers teach from the heart, not from a book.
  • The door to wisdom is never shut.
  • The path of enlightenment requires open eyes and willing feet.
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
  • The student who does not make mistakes, stops learning!
  • The world need's more teachers like you.
  • There's no one quite like a special teacher. And no teacher quite as special as you.
  • Time spent teaching is never lost.
  • To help children turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
  • To learn is a blessing, To teach and do it well, It is a gift.
  • To teach a child is to touch the future.
  • To teach is to learn again.
  • To teach is to learn.
  • To teach is to touch a life forever.
  • What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased!
  • When all else fails....ask a teacher!
  • Without teachers, life would have no class.
  • World's Greatest Teacher
  • You can buy education...but wisdom is a gift from God.
  • You can't scare me - I teach school!
  • You can't teach every child to be a leader, but you can help children to know which leader to follow.
  • You're never too old to learn.
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