Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
    (Diogenes of Sinope (c. 410-320 B.C.), Greek philosopher, moralist. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 2, fragment 99, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976). Also known as "the Cynic.")
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  • 13.
    We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
    (Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Italian educationist. The Absorbent Mind, ch. 1 (1949).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
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  • 15.
    Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
    (Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 99 (1901).)
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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
    (Sir William Osler (1849-1919), Canadian physician. address, Oct. 4, 1911, Glasgow. Quoted in Harvey Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler, vol. 2, ch. 31 (1925).)
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  • 18.
    If you will take me as your teacher, you will not kick against the pricks.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 323.)
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  • 19.
    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.)
  • 20.
    The world is full of leaders and followers; teachers and students! With the muse of the two identities on earth.
    (Identity)
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