Quotations About / On:
Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
(Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. The Need For Roots, pt. 2, "Uprootedness in the Towns," (1949).)
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
(George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). Sir Harry Wildair, in The Constant Couple, act 5, sc. 3 (1699).)
'Every man is a debtor of two creditors; our parents and teachers'.
True undoubting is the teacher's part, continual undoubting the part of the pupil.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, January 2, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
Bad teacher will bring to life bad student, bad student will destroy better nation
Experience is my teacher
Wisdom is my guide
Confidence is my soul
What the teachers digest, the pupils eat.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Fine art is the only teacher except torture.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1914). Misalliance, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Experience is the teacher of all things.
(Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 2. 8.)
'The whole world is my class-room. God is the teacher and all the genius people of the world are my class-mates'