The Importance of Great Teachers

atkins bookshelf quotationsA great teacher has little external history to record. His life goes over into other lives. These men are pillars in the intimate structure of our schools. They are more essential than its stones or beams, and they will continue to be a kindling force and a revealing power in our lives.

The tribute on an engraved plaque given to William Hundert, a beloved classics teacher, by his grateful students who are now adults. The scene appears in the film, The Emperor’s Club (2002) written by Neil Tolkin (based on short story The Palace Thief  by Ethan Canin) and directed by Michael Hoffman.

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