Friday, October 10, 2008

Inspirations from my Notebook

Here are the quotes from the "Inspirations" section of my Teacher's Notebook. Leave a comment if you have a favorite or two not listed here.

Scripture

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
—Deuteronomy 6:5-7

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
–Proverbs 24:3

Character Building

My children, my darling precious children, what I want them to be - I must become myself.
--Elizabeth Prentiss

It is no good to preach to children if you do not act decently yourself.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
-Frank Outlaw

Education

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
--William Butler Yeats

Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man,
and writing an exact man.
--Sir Francis Bacon

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
--Mark Twain

The purpose of education is to bring out the best in you.
--Gandhi

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
--Aristotle

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
--Anatole France

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
--Aristotle

The secret of education is respecting the pupil.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts
and still be entirely uneducated.
-- Alec Bourne

Thank goodness I was never sent to school;
it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
--Beatrix Potter


Teaching

They may forget what you said but
they will never forget how you made them feel.
--Anonymous

We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.
--Anonymous

It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.
--Linda Conway

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

Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to
discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.
--Albert Einstein

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

Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
--Plato

I wake up every morning determined both to change the
world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes
planning the day a little difficult.
--E. B. White

Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre minds discuss events,
small minds discuss personalities.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
--Oscar Wilde

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great.
--Mark Twain

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3 comments:

Renay said...

Hi Jennefer ~ Those are all great quotes. Thank you for posting them. I have always liked the verse Isaiah 54:13, which says, "All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children." Blessings, Renay

Sheryl said...

I enjoyed each one of them. The one about waking to change the world and have one hell of a good time..that one ubrought on a giggle. I have always loved quotes but so often they overwhelm me with my struggles and desire to do better in so many areas!

Love to your whole family,
Sheryl in GA

my5wolfcubs said...

I love quotes! Someday (that nebulous day) I'm going to have a journal of quotes just for me -- right now I just save them in a computer document!
Lee