Quotes - Teacher/Mentor Appreciation

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.

Wendell Berry

To teach is to learn twice.

Joseph Joubert

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.

Colleen Wilcox

Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to save the world.

Nelson Mandela

The best way to learn is to learn from the best.

Margaret Mead

What its children become, that will the community become.

Suzanne LaFollette

Too much rigidity on the part of teachers should be followed by a brisk spirit of insubordination on the part of the taught.

Agnes Repplier

To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.

George Bernard Shaw

If your plan is for 1 year, plant rice;
if your plan is for 10 years, plant trees;
if your plan is for 100 years, educate children.


In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.

Lee Iacocca

Billions of fires can be set by the light of a single candle, and its light is multiplied. A billion people can be enlightened through one teacher, and his teaching will increase.

George M. Lamsa

If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one's subject matter.

Margaret Mead

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

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