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Those who know how to think need no teachers.

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The teacher gives not of his wisdom, but rather of his faith and lovingness.
To teach is to learn twice.
To teach successfully we must tell all we know, but only what is adaptable to the student.
We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
In teaching others we teach ourselves.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket.
We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.
Your Master Teacher knows all you need to learn, the perfect timing for your learning it, and the ideal way of teaching it to you. You don't create a Master Teacher -- that's already been done. You discover your Master Teacher.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.