Retirement quotes for teachers
If you need
some retirement quotes for
teachers to use in a tribute, you might want to sprinkle some of these
bits of wit and wisdom in your speech. The quotes come from collections
about education, intellect and learning.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or
the mirror that reflects it.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
There is a path from the eye to the heart that does not go
through the intellect.
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.
--Bible, Proverbs 22:6
A teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one
The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the
For every person wishing to teach, there are 30 wishing not
to be taught.
--W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman
A teacher should have maximal authority and minimal power.
-- Thomas S. Szasz
A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.
One of the main truths of all education is that if the young
are not always right, the old are always wrong.
-- R.H. Tawney
The splendid thing about education is that everyone wants
it. Like influenza,
you can give it away
without losing any of it yourself.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a
sense of humor.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.
am not young enough to know everything.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to
Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
--Francoise Duc de La
Some people do not become deep thinkers simply because their
memories are too good.
--Frederich Wilhelm Nietzsche
There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are moments when everything goes well. Don’t be frightened
by it; it won’t last.
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and
then quietly strangled.
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.
Why not go out on a limb. Isn’t that where the fruit is?
The Romans would never have had time to conquer the world if
they had been obliged to learn Latin first of all.
All learning has an emotional base.
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
The purpose of education is to teach people how to study on
Educate men without religion and you make them clever
Old teachers never die; they just grade away.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to
find it within himself.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable
reason why so few people engage in it.
--Henry Ford, Sr.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will
be tomorrow where you thoughts take you.
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