We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What did a K-12 teacher tell you that has stuck with you?” The most common response was “That you won't always have a calculator in your pocket” which we all know was proven wrong. But here are 16 wiser words from educators that students just couldn't forget, even after many years.

TELL US NOW. Erin W. shares, You are worth more than what you are going through, said my 22th grade community service teacher. I felt like I deserved the life I was living (which let's just say was not ideal for a high school girl). She saw something in me that I couldn't. I didn't want to let her down. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Mike D. tells US, When I griped about how complicated my life was becoming: Yep! And you know what? It's gonna get worse. Then put on his hat and coat, and left me sitting in his classroom. Best advice I ever got! CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Alicea M. tells US, When giving instructions, my eigth grade Honors English teacher would say, If you listen, you'll probably hear the answer. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. n Haley M.'s favorite teacher always said, Who is they? Which really made all of US 1 llyyaa-olds question what we said and how we thought. Now my kids never get away with, They said... CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. Tess K. says, I'm not sure. Why don't you look it up and tell me? English teacher said that when I asked what ramifications meant. Really helped me develop a love for reading. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Michael S. tells US, If you're on time, you're late. If you're early, you're on time. My choir director was very strict but was an amazing teacher. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Authorization facebork ALLOW ALLOW Total $15.48 $15.48 TIP $3 Total $18.48 Rob R. shares, If you move the decimal point over to the left one place when you get your tab at a bar or restaurant you get 10% of the total. And from there times that times 2 or 3 for a good tip depending on the service for 20 or 30%. That's it. That's the only useful thing I learned in school. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Sarah J. shares, Practice makes habit. He was my eigth grade social studies teacher, and our very first lesson was that no one is perfect. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Deidre E. had a seventh grade teacher who said, Never use the word kid in this classroom or about yourself. A kid is a goat. You are a child. Always remember your value as human children and not a yard animal. She gave a sense of value I needed and never forgot. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Gina I. says, My 4th grade teacher responded when I commented on a song I liked but found haunting, Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush, That song was based on a great novel. And my love affair with the Brontes and Victorian literature began. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. L.C.A. had a teacher who used Ms. even though she was married because her marital status had no bearing on her teaching and was nobody's business. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Kelly K. had a teacher once say, Don't practice something until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Tessa T. can't forget Desert and dessert: dessert is so good it needs two S's. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Catherine B. had a teacher who said, That there is no book in the world that you can't learn from. Even a fantasy story, it teaches you how to use your imagination. Been a reader ever since. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. A high school history teacher told Matt W., You probably haven't met your best friend yet. I thought it inconceivable at the time, but it was the truth. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Kevin S. says, My high school band director often provided a quote that he attributed to Abraham Lincoln: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. CRACKED.COM
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