Robert Audi quotes

  • It is hard to be an apprentice to an unfriendly professor, or even one whose warmth or tolerance wears thin when the going gets hard for the student and help is needed.
    -- Robert Audi

    #Teaching #Tolerance #Students

  • The need here is professional closeness tempered by emotional distance.
    -- Robert Audi

    #Distance #Teaching #Emotional

  • One may have a right to be unconventional and even eccentric, so long as one is fully competent and a decent person; but one's ideal as a professor should be to conduct oneself as an admirable human being: just, kind, tolerant, competent, committed, and good-humored.
    -- Robert Audi

    #Teaching #Long #Unconventional

  • One is never just a teacher: One is always - even if not consciously - an advocate of a point of view, a critic of certain positions, an exemplar of someone trying to communicate, a purveyor of images, a practitioner of behavioral standards, a person dealing with, and indeed responsible for, others in common tasks. In teaching, at least, the role of moral agent is inescapable.
    -- Robert Audi

    #Teacher #Teaching #Views

  • Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.

  • An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.

  • Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition

  • It just seemed like Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism - because that's mainly what I've been exposed to - was a real solid organization of teachings to point someone in the right direction. Some real well thought out stuff. But I don't know, like, every last detail about Buddhism.

  • The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one's own tradition with reverence for different traditions.

  • Tolerance, openness and understanding towards other peoples' cultures, social structures, values and faiths are now essential to the very survival of an interdependent world.

  • I'm suggesting that, ironically, the secret to becoming a world 'hyperpower' is tolerance. If you look at history, you see great powers being very tolerant in their rise to global dominance.

  • If you work around at-risk teen students, actually tell them you love them and have faith in their success. No one tells them that. No one.

  • I'm not saying that they were Einsteins; they were marginal students. But every ballplayer whoever touched me has moved up his station in life. And the players moved up my station.

  • Marshall is the coach's coach. No one is more of a listener, who learns from us (his students) from what we say or do not say. Taking from what he has heard, he molds for all of us a program to make us and our people better for having been in his presence.