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teaching Quotes

69 of the best book quotes about teaching
  1. #1
    “The very first thing I tell my new students on the first day of a workshop is that good writing is about telling the truth. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are.”
  2. #2
    “Writing taught my father to pay attention; my father in turn taught other people to pay attention and then to write down their thoughts and observations.”
  3. #3
    ″‘Yes, Jubal. You—’ Smith stopped, looked embarrassed. ‘I again have not words. I will read and read and read, until I find words. Then I will teach my brother.‘”
  4. #4
    “Life, I’ve learned, is never fair. If people teach anything in school, that should be it.”
  5. #5
    “And though he tried to look properly severe for his students, Fletcher Seagull suddenly saw them all as they really were, just for a moment, and he more than liked, he loved what it was he saw.”
  6. #6
    “For in spite of his lonely past, Jonathan Seagull was born to be an instructor, and his own way of demonstrating love was to give something of the truth that he had seen to a gull who asked only a chance to see truth for himself.”
  7. #7
    “how you love yourself is
    how you teach others
    to love you”
  8. #8
    “You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you have to see and feel.”
  9. #9
    “And of course I shall make many blunders before I find out how to preach, that is, find out what words to say, what things to do, for it is a very difficult task. I see all that as clear as daylight, but, listen, who does not make mistakes?”
  1. #10
    “Everybody I see about me seems bent on teaching his contemporaries, by precept and example, that what is useful is never wrong. Will nobody undertake to make them understand how what is right may be useful?”
  2. #11
    “Coach Graham worked in a no-coddling zone. Self-esteem? He knew there was really only one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.’’
  3. #12
    “We are taught that the body is an ignorant animal intelligence dwells only in the head. But the body is smart. It does not discern between external stimuli and stimuli from the imagination. It reacts equally viscerally to events from the imagination as it does to real events.”
  4. #13
    “If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others.”
  5. #14
    “I have talked with Hui for a whole day, and he has not made any objection to anything I said;— as if he were stupid. He has retired, and I have examined his conduct when away from me, and found him able to illustrate my teachings. Hui!— He is not stupid.”
  6. #15
    “If a man were really able to instruct mankind, to receive money for giving instruction would, in my opinion, be an honour to him.”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Apology
    character
    Socrates
    concepts
    teachingmoneyHonor
  7. #16
    “Through every kind of disaster and setback and catastrophe. We are survivors. And we teach our kids about that.”
  8. #17
    “There are times to teach and times not to teach. When relationships are strained and the air charged with emotion, an attempt to teach is often perceived as a form of judgment and rejection. But to take the child alone, quietly, when the relationship is good and to discuss the teaching or the value seems to have much greater impact.″
  9. #18
    “Ah, my friends! I should have something more to say unto you! I should have something more to give unto you! Why do I not give it? Am I then a niggard?”

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  1. #19
    “Then Momma’d look hard in my face, grab a holt of my arms real tight and say, ‘And Bud, I want you to always remember, no matter how bad things look to you, no matter how dark the night, when one door closes, don’t worry because another door opens.‘”
  2. #20
    “He taught me to trust in tomorrow.”
  3. #21
    “Nothing my Father and I have made is ever wasted,” he said quietly, “and the little wild flowers have a wonderful lesson to teach.”
  4. #22
    “In whatever God does in the course of our lives, he gives us, through the experience, some power to help others.”
  5. #23
    “The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.”
  6. #24
    “I am taught by suffering to endure.”
  7. #25
    “Eragon looked back at him, confused. ‘I don’t understand.’
    ‘Of course you don’t,’ said Brom impatiently. ‘That’s why I’m teaching you and not the other way around.‘”
  8. #26
    “His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even centaurs’ knowledge, was foolproof.”
  9. #27
    “[My father] taught me with silence. . .to look into myself, to find my own strength, to walk around inside myself in company with my soul. . . . One learns of the pain of others by suffering one’s own pain … by turning inside oneself. . . . It makes us aware of how frail and tiny we are and of how much we must depend upon the Master of the Universe.”
  1. #28
    “Feminist thinking teaches us all, especially, how to love justice and freedom in ways that foster and affirm life.”
  2. #29
    “The father’s job is to teach his children how to be warriors, to give them the confidence to get on the horse to ride into battle when it’s necessary to do so. If you don’t get that from your father, you have to teach yourself.”
  3. #30
    “Big Ma didn’t want you hurt. That was the only thing on her mind.”
  4. #31
    “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.”
  5. #32
    “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
  6. #33
    “How will I teach this mind what it is to have a soul? How will I teach this mind to understand pain? How will I teach it to want to take on another person’s suffering?”
  7. #34
    “There are better ways to teach a child compassion.”
  8. #35
    “Who had very properly taught him equally to love and fear him.”
  9. #36
    “He sighed. ‘Another year, another class — and for me another failure. One can lead a child to knowledge but one cannot make him think.‘”

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  1. #37
    “I would have been a Bokononist then, if there had been anyone to teach me the bittersweet lies of Bokonon.”
  2. #38
    “Milk of the cattle he drank. Food they placed before him. He broke bread gazing and looking.
    But Enkidu understood not. Bread to eat, beer to drink, he had not been taught.”
  3. #39
    “The tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price.”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Republic
    character
    Glaucon
    concepts
    toolsteachingvalue
  4. #40
    ″‘Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.‘”
  5. #41
    “There is little point in teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.”
  6. #42
    “She felt wildly excited. She had just met a small girl who possessed, or so it seemed to her, quite extraordinary qualities of brilliance. There had not been time yet to find out exactly how brilliant the child was, but Miss Honey had learnt enough to realize that something had to be done about it as soon as possible. It would be ridiculous to leave a child like that stuck in the bottom form.”
  7. #43
    “I know about that because Freak has been showing me how to read a whole book and for some reason it all makes sense, where before it was just a bunch of words I didn’t care about.”
  8. #44
    ″‘It was I who wounded you,’ said Aslan. ‘I am the only lion you met in all your journeyings. Do you know why I tore you?’
    ‘No, sir.’
    ‘The scratches on your back, tear for tear, throb for throb, blood for blood, were equal to the stripes laid on the back of your stepmother’s slave because of the drugged sleep you cast upon her. You needed to know what it felt like.’
  9. #45
    “The Holy Spirit sees the world as a teaching device for bringing you home.”
  1. #46
    “. . .standards are for: they establish what children should know, not how they are taught or measured.”
  2. #47
    “I teach because it is the only thing that an educated black man can do in the South today. I don’t like it; I hate it.”
  3. #48
    “And—such is my thinking, o Exalted One—no one attains deliverance through teaching!”
  4. #49
    “The sky held scattered clouds; at that instant the sun came out from behind one and a shaft of light hit him.
    His clothes vanished. He stood before them, a golden youth, clothed only in beauty—beauty that made Jubal’s heart ache, thinking that Michelangelo in his ancient years would have climbed down from his high scaffolding to record it for generations unborn. Mike said gently, ‘Look at me. I am a son of man.‘”
  5. #50
    “His idea is that whenever you encounter any other grokking thing—man, woman, or stray cat…you are meeting your ‘other end.’ The universe is a thing we whipped up among us and agreed to forget the gag.
    Jubal looked sour. ‘Solipsism and pantheism. Together they explain anything. Cancel out any inconvenient fact, reconcile all theories, include any facts or delusions you like. But it’s cotton candy, all taste and no substance—as unsatisfactory as solving a story by saying: ‘—then the little boy fell out of bed and woke up.‘”
  6. #51
    “I learned to love my son without wanting to possess him and I learned how to teach him to teach himself.”
  7. #52
    “If there’s one thing the AT teaches, it is low-level ecstasy-something we could all do with more of in our lives.”
  8. #53
    Miss Kirwin was that rare educator who was in love with information. I will always believe that her love of teaching came not so much from her liking for students but from her desire to make sure that some of the things she knew would find repositories so that they could be shared again.
  9. #54
    “O, teach me how you look, and with what art
    You sway the motion of Demetrius’ heart.”
  1. #55
    “How did this girl come to be? I used to ask myself. Sometimes I thought she should be teaching me. She seems to be in touch with something that the rest of us are missing.”
  2. #56
    ″“Today, we’ll hear the teachings from his mouth.” said Govinda.
    Siddhartha did not answer. He felt little curiosity for the teachings, he did not believe that they would teach him anything new, but he had, just as Govinda had, heard the contents of this Buddha’s teachings again and again, though these reports only represented second- or third-hand information. But attentively he looked at Gotama’s head, his shoulders, his feet, his quietly dangling hand, and it seemed to him as if every joint of every finger of this hand was of these teachings, spoke of, breathed of, exhaled the fragrant of, glistened of truth. This man, this Buddha was truthful down to the gesture of his last finger. This man was holy. Never before, Siddhartha had venerated a person so much, never before he had loved a person as much as this one.”
  3. #57
    “He had started to suspect that his venerable father and his other teachers, that the wise Brahmans had already revealed to him the most and best of their wisdom, that they had already filled his expecting vessel with their richness, and the vessel was not full, the spirit was not content, the soul was not calm, the heart was not satisfied.”
  4. #58
    “I wish that you, oh exalted one, would not be angry with me,” said the young man. “I have not spoken to you like this to argue with you, to argue about words. You are truly right, there is little to opinions. But let me say this one more thing: I have not doubted in you for a single moment. I have not doubted for a single moment that you are Buddha, that you have reached the goal, the highest goal towards which so many thousands of Brahmans and sons of Brahmans are on their way. You have found salvation from death. It has come to you in the course of your own search, on your own path, through thoughts, through meditation, through realizations, through enlightenment. It has not come to you by means of teachings! And—thus is my thought, oh exalted one—nobody will obtain salvation by means of teachings! You will not be able to convey and say to anybody, oh venerable one, in words and through teachings what has happened to you in the hour of enlightenment! The teachings of the enlightened Buddha contain much, it teaches many to live righteously, to avoid evil. But there is one thing which these so clear, these so venerable teachings do not contain: they do not contain the mystery of what the exalted one has experienced for himself, he alone among hundreds of thousands. This is what I have thought and realized, when I have heard the teachings. This is why I am continuing my travels—not to seek other, better teachings, for I know there are none, but to depart from all teachings and all teachers and to reach my goal by myself or to die. But often, I’ll think of this day, oh exalted one, and of this hour, when my eyes beheld a holy man.”
  5. #59
    “Knowledge can be conveyed, but not wisdom. It can be found, it can be lived, it is possible to be carried by it, miracles can be performed with it, but it cannot be expressed in words and taught.”
  6. #60
    “He never lost the feeling he had in his chest when she spoke those words, as she did each time she told them stories; and he still felt it was true, despite all they had taught him in school—that long long ago things had been different, and human beings could understand what the animals said, and once the Gambler had trapped the storm clouds on his mountaintop.”
  7. #61
    “Tomorrow’s world will be shaped by what we teach our children today.”
  8. #62
    “The stories of past courage can define that ingredient—they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration.”
  9. #63
    “Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”
  10. #64
    “He, too, who spends his day in dispensing his existing knowledge to all comers is unlikely to have either leisure or energy to acquire new.”
  11. #65
    “To discover and to teach are distinct functions; they are also distinct gifts, and are not commonly found united in the same person.”
  12. #66
    “The university gave me a new, elegant
    classroom to teach in. Only one thing,
    they said. You can’t bring your dog.
    It’s in my contract, I said. (I had
    made sure of that.)”
  13. #67
    “The Lady Adeline resolved to take
    Such measures as she thought might best impede
    The farther progress of this sad mistake.”
  14. #68
    “There are huge advertising budgets only when there’s no difference between the products. If the products really were different, people would buy the one that’s better. Advertising teaches people not to trust their judgment. Advertising teaches people to be stupid.”
  15. #69
    “I fell in love with you when you crashed into my fence post and chased after my chickens and fell down in the mud with the pigs. I fell in love with you when you taught everyone in town to line dance.”
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