Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 11.
    The dyed-in-the-wool teacher takes everything seriously only with respect to his students—himself included.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 85, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 63 (1886).)
  • 12.
    The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
    (Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. As quoted in Catherine Beecher, ch. 17, by Kathryn Kish Sklar (1973). Written in 1857.)
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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 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.
    An eminent teacher of girls said, "the idea of a girl's education, is, whatever qualifies them for going to Europe."
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 20.
    His role was as the gentle teacher, the logical, compassionate, caring and articulate teacher, who inspired you so that you wanted to please him more than life itself.
    (Carol Lawrence, U.S. singer, star of West Side Story. Conversations About Bernstein, p. 172, ed. William Westbrook Burton, Oxford University Press (1995).)
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