Inspirational / Humorous Stories
"Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark."
- Anatole France
"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
- Thomas Carruthers
"A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron."
- Horace Mann (1796-1859)
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."
- Sir Claus Moser
"Education...is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning,... by praise, but above all -- by example."
- John Ruskin
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
- Malcolm Forbes
"Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime."
- Chinese Proverb
"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers."
- Josef Albers
"If your plan is for one year, plant rice; if your plan is for 10 years, plant trees; if your plan is for 100 years, educate children."
"The business of teaching is carried forward . . . because some individuals of extraordinary vitality and strength of personality engage in it, and the fire that helps to guide them kindles the spirits of the young people whose lives they touch."
- Woodrow Wilson
"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
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
"Inside every great teacher, there in an even greater one waiting to come out."
- Author Unknown
"All kids are gifted, some just open their packages earlier than others."
- Michael Carr
"My heart is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed."
- Anne Sullivan
"A truly great teacher is perpetually rocking the boat in the cause of furthering the waves of understanding that flood over the walls of defense and denial built up around young people's thirsty minds."
- Daniel Mark Childs
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
"To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching."
- George Bernard Shaw