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The best quotes for teachers from literary greats

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We can all make use of a good quote, whether it’s for a birthday card, to stick up on the wall or post to twitter/pinterest. Here are some quotes we hope you will find relevant to teaching. If you send me a picture of one printed out in the staff room/your classroom you will win a small prize of some sort. Whilst the books these have been taken from are not teaching books I think you will be able to relate them to situations you will find yourself in.

The Quotes

“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.” Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

“Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.” Astrid Lindgren

“I’m just going to write because I cannot help it.” – Charlotte Bronte

“Take nothing on its looks: take everything on evidence. There’s No better rule.”  Charles Dickens

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual” – Ernest Hemingway

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today.”  James Joyce

“Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” Virginia Woolf.

“I don’t care if I pass your test, I don’t care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won’t let you beat me unfairly – I’ll beat you unfairly first.” Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game)

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6 thoughts on “The best quotes for teachers from literary greats”

  1. Fabulous quotes, and wonderful presentation, Joe. What tool did you use?
    I especially like Virginia Woolf’s quote: “Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.” Virginia Woolf.

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