Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 21.
    As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.
    (Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British author. "A Cursory Conspectus of G.B.S.," Around Theatres (1924). Closing words of essay written in 1901. Shaw was Beerbohm's predecessor as dramatic critic on the London weekly, Saturday Review.)
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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.
    Give a lift to a tomato, you expect her to be nice, don't ya? After all, what kind of dames thumb rides, Sunday school teachers?
    (Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Charles Haskell, Jr. (Edmund MacDonald), Detour (1945). Based on Goldsmith's original story.)
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  • 24.
    The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator- judge, the "social worker"-judge.
    (Michel Foucault (1926-1984), French philosopher. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, pt. 4, ch. 3 (1975).)
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  • 25.
    If we focus exclusively on teaching our children to read, write, spell, and count in their first years of life, we turn our homes into extensions of school and turn bringing up a child into an exercise in curriculum development. We should be parents first and teachers of academic skills second.
    (Neil Kurshan (20th century), U.S. rabbi. Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch, ch. 3 (1987).)
  • 26.
    ...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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  • 27.
    The long discussions and painful arguments of adolescence and the fierce loyalties to teachers, heroes, and gurus during the teenage years are simply our children's struggles to ensure that the lifestyles and values they adopt are worthy of their allegiance.
    (Neil Kurshan (20th century), U.S. Rabbi. Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch, ch. 4 (1987).)
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  • 28.
    I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead—ahead of myself as well as you.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Bishop of Chelsea, in Getting Married.)
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  • 29.
    Ethical and cultural desegregation. It is a contradiction in terms to scream race pride and equality while at the same time spurning Negro teachers and self-association.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. "Court Order Can't Make Races Mix," Orlando Sentinel (August 11, 1955).)
  • 30.
    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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