To a child thrust into a strange world, a good teacher is the best thing that can possibly happen.

A teacher is Courage with Kleenex in its pocket. Sympathy struggling with a snowsuit, and Patience with papers to grade.

Teachers spend twelve hours a day searching for truth and the other twelve hours searching for error.

They are incorruptible, indispensable, infallible, invincible, and nearly inexhaustible.

A teacher really does not mind sniffles, squirmings, stomach-aches, spills, sloth and sauciness. Neither does he or she disintegrate before tears, trifles, fights, futility, excuses, parents who spout, little boys who shout, or little girls who pout.

Most of all, a teacher is somebody who likes somebody else’s children — and still has enough strength left to go to the PTA meeting.

Thank heaven for teachers.
–Chevron, L., “The Teacher”

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