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Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 1.
    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).)
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  • 2.
    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).)
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    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).)
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  • 5.
    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.)
  • 6.
    Nowadays there is no conversation at all. Teachers distrust talk as much as business men.
    (Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), Canadian communications and media theorist. Letters of Marshall McLuhan, letter, June 22, 1951, to Ezra Pound, eds. Matie Molinaro, Corinne McLuhan, and William Toye (1987).)
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  • 7.
    Life is amazing: and the teacher had better prepare himself to be a medium for that amazement.
    (Edward Blishen (b. 1920), British author. Donkey Work, pt. 2, ch. 5 (1983).)
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  • 8.
    It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
    (Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. physicist. Motto for the astronomy building of Junior College, Pasadena, California.)
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  • 9.
    Interpretation is the evidence of growth and knowledge, the latter through sorrow— that great teacher.
    (Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.)
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  • 10.
    ... anybody with the brains and energy to become a teacher ought to want to become something better.
    (Florynce R. Kennedy (b. 1916), U.S. lawyer, activist, speaker, and author. Color Me Flo, ch. 2 (1976).)
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