...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.")
The dyed-in-the-wool teacher takes everything seriously only with respect to his studentshimself 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).)
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, 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 Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.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.)
As a teacher, as a propagandist, Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.
(Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. (Written 1901). Around Theatres, "A Cursory Conspectus of G.B.S," (1924).
Closing words of essay. Shaw was Beerbohm's predecessor as dramatic critic on the London weekly, Saturday Review.)