A selection of my favorite quotes from great minds.



“A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. ”

- Louis A. Berman


“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ”

-Karl Menninger


“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ”

- Carl Jung


“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. ”

- Unknown


“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ”

- Mark Van Doren


“In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ”

- Jacques Barzun


“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ”

- Unknown


“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ”

- Henry Brooks Adams


“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
- Albert Einstein


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

- Gandhi


“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

- Oprah Winfrey


“The only thing constant in life is change.”

- Francois de la Rochefoucauld


“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”

- Harold Wilson


“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

- George Bernard Shaw


“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”

- Jacob M. Braude


“No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

- Charles Darwin


“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”

- Confucius


“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

- Denis Waitley


“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”

- Mark Twain


“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

- Ambrose Redmoon


“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

- Bruce Lee


“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

- John Wooden


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”

- Mary Anne Radmacher


“Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”

- Confucius


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

-To repeat what others have said requires education. To challenge it requires brains.”

- Marry Pettibone Poole


“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

- Aristotle