I cannot teach anybody anything,
I can only make them

Plato quotes, pearls of wisdom on love, life, art, people skills, knowledge

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach,
or governs well who wants to govern.

Confucius quotes on leqarning, teaching, virtue

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

George Gurdjieff

By teaching others
you will
learn yourself.

Buddha's teachings

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.  >>>

Vadim Kotelnikov

All teachers are gold sand.
Innovative teachers are gold.
Innovative teachers
who help their students
become more
innovative are diamonds.


Knowledge, Wisdom, Enlightenment



 The Essence of Teaching

Our first teacher is our own heart.

American Indian proverb

You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Gallilei

Success and failure are the two greatest practical teachers ‒ for those who want to learn and grow.

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One mark of a great educator is the ability to lead students out to new places where even the educator has never been.

10 Great Communication Quotes

Thomas Groome

When the student is ready, the master appears.

Buddhist proverb

Experience is as important for knowledge as education.

Indian proverb

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

Teach a child how to think, not what to think.

Sidney Sugarman

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcom S. Forbes

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers

Professors known as outstanding lecturers do two things; they use a simple plan and many examples.

W. McKeachie

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

Bob Talbert

The best way to teach people is by telling a story.

Ken Blanchard

 Teaching and Coaching by Example

Leadership by example is a most effective way of leadership. The same is true for teaching and coaching >>>

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Teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.


By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.

Latin Proverb

One father is worth 100 schoolmasters.

George Herbert

 Teaching by Inspiring  Emfographics, emotional infographics

Don't edify − inspire!.  >>>

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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Chinese Proverbs of learning and teaching

Teachers open the door.
You enter by yourself.


Japanese proverb: Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

Better than a thousand days of diligent study
is one day with a great teacher.