Teaching Proverbs

By | May 15, 2014

Sayings about Teaching & Teachers

Teaching in youth is like carving in stone. ~ Moroccan Proverb

One may teach another to speak, but none can teach another to hold his peace. ~ Polish Proverb

Teachers die, but books live on. ~ Dutch Proverb

Who gives to me, teaches me to give. ~ Dutch Proverb

Teach your son in the front garden and your wife on the pillow. ~ Chinese Proverb

Love teaches even asses to dance. ~ French Proverb

If the pupil is smart, the teacher gets the credit. ~ Yiddish Proverb

The young cannot teach tradition to the old. ~ Beninese Proverb

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ~ Chinese Proverb

Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, while everything superfluous runs over as from a full container. Who knows much says least. ~ Traditional Proverb

Who God does not teach, man cannot. ~ Gaelic Proverb

He who undertakes to be his own teacher has a fool for a pupil. ~ German Proverb

The mistakes of others are good teachers. ~ Estonian Proverb

He who does not teach his son a trade teaches him to steal. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Hold your children with your heart but teach them with your hands. ~ Russian Proverb

Better untaught than ill taught. ~ Italian Proverb

When God wants to punish an idiot, He teaches them a few words of Hebrew. ~ Yiddish Proverb

To teach well, we need not say all that we know, Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under. ~ Traditional Proverb

Diligence is a great teacher. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know “. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Need teaches a plan. ~ Irish Proverb

He who flatters me is my enemy, who blames me is my teacher. ~ Chinese Proverb

It’s not the fault of the parrot, but of the one who teaches him to talk. ~ Guatemalan Proverb

It is difficult to teach a cow to climb a tree. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

To do nothing teaches evil. ~ Dutch Proverb

The strictness of the teacher is better to bear than the prejudice of the father. ~ Iranian Proverb

In a place without dogs they teach the cats to bark. ~ Georgian Proverb

The work will teach you how to do it. ~ Estonian Proverb

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn. ~ Latin Proverbs

Experience is the best teacher. ~ Traditional Proverb

The chicken sings what the cock teaches him. ~ French Proverb

Eggs cannot teach a hen. ~ Russian Proverb

Once it was the parents who taught their children to talk; now the children teach their parents to keep quiet. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

You can’t teach old dog new tricks. ~ Traditional Proverb

The fault of another is a good teacher. ~ German Proverb

The world teaches you more than your supervisor. ~ Maltese Proverbs

Water quenches the thirst but does not teach you how to sing. ~ German Proverb

Experience is the teacher of jesters and the intelligence of the wise. ~ German Proverbs

The one who teaches is the giver of eyes. ~ Tamil Proverb

No need to teach an eagle to fly. ~ Greek Proverb

The world is a good teacher, but it charges a huge fee. ~ Finnish Proverb

Marriage teaches you to live alone. ~ French Proverb

A wise teacher makes learning a joy. ~ Traditional Proverb

Falling teaches us to walk safely. ~ Dutch Proverb

Necessity is a great teacher. ~ Mexican Proverb

You know, you teach. You do not know, you learn. ~ Lao Proverb

In teaching others we teach ourselves. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who does not research has nothing to teach. ~ Traditional Proverb

Proverb about Teaching

Quotations about Teaching

True teaching liberates the student from his teacher.~ Ernest Holmes

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.~ Minna Antrim

Love is a better teacher than duty.~ Albert Einstein

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

I am not a teacher, but an awakener ~ Robert Frost

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.~ William Hazlitt

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.~ Arthur Koestler

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.~ Hector Louis Berlioz

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.~ Marcus T. Cicero

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.~ Henry Brooks Adams

Once more I would adopt the graver style — a teacher should be sparing of his smile.~ William Cowper

Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.~ Ken Keyes Jr.

The teacher gives not of his wisdom, but rather of his faith and lovingness.~ Kahlil Gibran

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.~ Allan Bloom

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

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.~ Confucius

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.~ Frederick W. Robertson

What do you think of God, the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, “He’s not a think, he’s a feel.” ~ Paul Frost

Your enemy can be your greatest teacher.~ Buddha

Come into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.~ William Wordsworth

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.~ Bill Gates

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.~ Vernon S. Law

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.~ Mary Bateson

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.~ Amos Bronson Alcott

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.~ Patricia Neal

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.~ Horace Mann

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