Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around, and nearly every book represents what my son's third grade teacher refers to as a "teachable moment."
    (Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times (June 29, 1994).)
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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    ...it is decidedly an advantage to American homes that so many of the wives and mothers have served as teachers before becoming house-directors. ...
    (Anna C. Brackett (1836-1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest, ch. 2 (1892). "House-director" was Brackett's term, probably influenced by the "domestic science" movement, for designating a "housewife" or "homemaker.")
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  • 25.
    ... 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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  • 26.
    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).)
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    Weakness is a better teacher than strength. Weakness must learn to understand the obstacles that strength brushes aside.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 29.
    You say that I should be your teacher! See to it that I am your pinion and not your brake.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 200, selection 5[1], number 121, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 30.
    There is no real teacher who in practise does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
    (Allan Bloom (1930-1992), U.S. educator, author. The Closing of the American Mind, preface (1987).)
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