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Teaching

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
Cicero

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Josef Albers

To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.
Søren Kierkegard

Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten. If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than a million.
Charles Swindoll

Mothers

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
Katharine Hathaway

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln

I am amazed (and secretly delighted) at how many people stop me to have a look at my baby. Motherhood seems to break all social barriers as conversations with strangers of all ages and backgrounds evolve.
Simone Bloom

You have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers – my mother.
Sir Winston Churchill, on being asked to check a list of those who had taught him

In the event of an oxygen shortage on airplanes, mothers of young children are always reminded to put on their oxygen mask first, to better assist the children with theirs. The same tactic is necessary on terra firma. There’s no way of sustaining our children if we don’t first rescue ourselves. I don’t call that selfish behavior. I call it love.
Joyce Maynard

Tribute to Mothers

My mother was the most beautiful woman. All I am I owe to her. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

There’s no way you can prepare for the presidency. The only things I ever learned from anybody that might have helped were some of the early things I learned from my mother.
John F. Kennedy

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. She was the natural ally and friend of the friendless.
Mark Twain

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.
Booker T. Washington

Relax with a Book

Without the love of books the richest man is poor, but endowed with this treasure, the poorest man is rich.
Leon Gutteman

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Kathleen Norris

If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all.
François Fénelon

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles Eliot

Teaching

It is written that he who governs well, leads the blind; but that he who teaches, gives them eyes.
David McKay

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
Chinese proverb

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
Gail Godwin

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
Latin proverb

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

Tribute to Mothers

My mother was the most beautiful woman. All I am I owe to her. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

There’s no way you can prepare for the presidency. The only things I ever learned from anybody that might have helped were some of the early things I learned from my mother.
John F. Kennedy

My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. She was the natural ally and friend of the friendless.
Mark Twain

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

In all my efforts to learn to read, my mother shared fully my ambition and sympathized with me and aided me in every way she could. If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition from my mother.
Booker T. Washington

Teaching

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
Cicero

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Josef Albers

To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.
Søren Kierkegard

Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten. If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than a million.
Charles Swindoll