Words To Teach By



Teachers have dreams. They dream about children playing, laughing, learning, struggling, creating, and growing. Join us for a few dreamy thoughts to refresh your enthusiasm and inspiration for the most important task on earth--teaching children.





Dreams have as much influence as actions.


--Stephen Mallarme



Every child comes with a message that God is yet not discouraged by man.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


--Albert Einstein



It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.


--Tom Brokaw



Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children.


--Albert Einstein



The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.


--William James



Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.


--Robert Frost



The understanding of atomic physics is child's play, compared with the understanding of child's play. 


 -- David Kresh 



To excel is to reach your own highest dream. But you must also help others, where and when you can, to reach theirs. Personal gains is empty if you do not feel you have positively touched another's life.


--Barbara Walters



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


--William Butler Yeats



Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.


--John Jay Chapman



You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


--Kahlil Gibran



You must be careful how you walk, and where you go, for there are those following you who will 

set their feet where yours are set.


--Robert E. Lee



You have never really lived until you've done something for someone who can never repay you.





The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.


--John Fitzgerald Kennedy



Children are true believers, and some of us are lucky enough to make the transition to adulthood without losing 

the ability to see through young eyes.


--Anne Geddes



Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.


--Lady Bird Johnson



Every child is born a potential genius.


--R. Buckminister Fuller



The education of a man is never completed until he dies.


--Robert E. Lee



Fifty years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, 

how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like. 

But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child.





Kids can be a pain in the neck when they're not a lump in your throat.


--Barbara Johnson



Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.


--Abigail Adams



We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused their curiosity. In a different kind of environment, our curiosity might have been nipped long before it could have borne fruit.  



 -- Orville Wright




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