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Quotes of the Day for 31 August 2003 – Teachers

As I said yesterday, my school experience was less than ideal. However, there are some teachers that stand out in my mind, decades later, as having played an important part in my becoming exactly who I am. They have my thanks.

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The quotes:

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

If kids come to us [teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
     - Barbara Colorose

A high-school teacher, after all, is a person deputized by the rest of us to explain to the young what sort of world they are living in, and to defend, if possible, the part their elders are playing in it.
     - Emile Capouya

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
     - Hector Berlioz

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
     - Lido Anthony Iacocca

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
     - William Arthur Ward, 1921 - 1994


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