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Quotations About / On: TEACHER

  • 41.
    The ambiguous, gray areas of authority and responsibility between parents and teachers exacerbate the distrust between them. The distrust is further complicated by the fact that it is rarely articulated, but usually remains smoldering and silent.
    (Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century), U.S. professor, education. Worlds Apart, ch. 1 (1978).)
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  • 42.
    Many of us carry memories of an influential teacher who may scarcely know we existed, yet who said something at just the right time in our lives to snap a whole world into focus.
    (Laurent A. Daloz (20th century), U.S. educator. Effective Teaching and Mentoring, ch. 2 (1986).)
  • 43.
    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.)
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  • 44.
    If a teacher have any opinion which he wishes to conceal, his pupils will become as fully indoctrinated into that as into any which he publishes.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 45.
    I am still a learner, not a teacher, feeding somewhat omnivorously, browsing both stalk and leaves; but I shall perhaps be enabled to speak with more precision and authority by and by,—if philosophy and sentiment are not buried under a multitude of details.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 21, 1856, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 280, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 46.
    It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers. The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 468, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    Stones are mute teachers; they silence the observer, and the most valuable lesson we learn from them we cannot communicate.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, from Makarie's Archive (1829).)
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  • 48.
    We should, if possible, prove a teacher to posterity, instead of being the pupil of by-gone generations. More shall come after us than have gone before; the world is not yet middle-aged.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. White-Jacket (1850), ch. 36, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 5, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
  • 49.
    Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
    (John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, critic. Couples, ch. 1 (1968).)
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  • 50.
    Whenever a mind is simple and receives an old wisdom, old things pass away,—means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into present hour. All things are made sacred by relation to it,—one as much as another.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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