The Best Famous Teaching Quotes

  • 1

    A Favorite of 35 users

    I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

    February 14, 2004 by rainflower in Teaching  ID#:14147
  • 2

    A Favorite of 29 users

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

    July 28, 2002 by Anonymous in Teaching  ID#:4598
  • 3

    A Favorite of 27 users

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    October 17, 2000 by Donny in Teaching  ID#:216
  • 4

    A Favorite of 20 users

    A teacher effects eternity; he can never tells where his influence stops.

    June 9, 2005 by jiggilo31 in Teaching  ID#:40499
  • 5

    A Favorite of 15 users

    The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.

    August 28, 2002 by Anonymous in Teaching  ID#:4902
  • 6

    A Favorite of 15 users

    I try not to let schooling interfere with my education.

    April 15, 2004 by DarkenPoetsBlade in Teaching  ID#:16181
  • 7

    A Favorite of 12 users

    A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

    May 29, 2009 by zouzouzouzou in Teaching  ID#:224136
  • 8

    A Favorite of 8 users

    'Do as I say, not as I do' is not an effective way of teaching anything.

    October 17, 2000 by Donny in Teaching  ID#:205
  • 9

    A Favorite of 3 users

    If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.

    August 2, 2018 by 5|\/|l73 in Teaching  ID#:647884
  • 10

    A Favorite of 2 users

    I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead--ahead of myself as well as you.

    December 11, 2000 by None in Teaching  ID#:1645