Teaching quotes

  • A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Education #Hippie #Teaching

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

    #Art #Teaching #Realization

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

    #Food #Teaching #Blind

  • 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
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Teaching #Reading #Class

  • If you would be a better teacher, teach by the spirit. That is the thing that gives strength and power, meaning and life, to our otherwise weak efforts... remember, you cannot give away that which you do not possess. Study the life of the master. You do not have to have a college degree to be an efficient teacher. But you do have to become acquainted with the life and teachings of the master to be an effective teacher in the church.
    -- A. Theodore Tuttle

    #Life #Teacher #Teaching

  • Writing essays and teaching composition have helped me immensely in writing poetry, because they've forced me to focus on the structure of ideas.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Teaching #Writing #Ideas

  • I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes, but increasing responsibilities have forced me to shed much of it in recent years.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Teaching #Responsibility #Years

  • There are men that teach best by not teaching at all.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Teaching #Knowledge #Men

  • When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Bullying #Clever #Teaching

  • Fear of knowing is very deeply a fear of doing.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Teaching #Learning #Knowing

  • He was teaching me how to die, just as he'd taught me how to live.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Teaching #Taught

  • 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.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Real #Teaching #Buddhism

  • my opinion is that we have, in the person of Da Free John, a Spiritual Master and religious genius of the ultimate degree. I assure you I do not mean that lightly. I am not tossing out high-powered phrases to 'hype' the works of Da Free John. I am simply offering to you my own considered opinion: Da Free John's teaching is, I believe, unsurpassed by that of any other spiritual Hero, of any period, of any place, of any time, of any persuasion.
    -- Adi Da

    #Spiritual #Religious #Teaching

  • From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Teaching #Goal #Gita

  • If a Coach is determined to stay in the coaching profession, he will develop from year to year. This much is true, no coach has a monopoly on the knowledge of basketball. There are no secrets in the game. The only secrets, if there are any, are good teaching of sound fundamentals, intelligent handling of men, a sound system of play, and the ability to instill in the boys a desire to win.
    -- Adolph Rupp

    #Basketball #Teaching #Men

  • It is good to remember that the goal of Buddhism is to create Buddhas, not Buddhists, as the goal of Christianity is to create Christs, not Christians. In the same vein, my teachings are not meant to acquire followers or imitators, but to awaken beings to eternal truth and thus to awakened life and living.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Christian #Buddhist #Teaching

  • A spiritual teaching is a finger pointing toward Reality; it is not Reality itself. To be in a true and mature relationship with a spiritual teaching requires you to apply it, not simply believe in it.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Spiritual #Believe #Teaching

  • Silence is the only teaching and the only teacher that is there all the time.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Teacher #Time #Teaching

  • Everybody is now so busy teaching that nobody has any time to learn.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Teaching #Learning #Busy

  • Without doubt the emphasis in Christian teaching today should be on worship. There is little danger that we shall become merely worshipers and neglect the practical implications of the gospel. No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist. Fellowship with God leads straight to obedience and good works. That is the divine order and it can never be reversed.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Strong #Teaching

  • In general I like a guy who is athletic, somebody who can teach me something. Whether it's teaching me a new way to cut on a wave or teach me a three-point conversion or teach me how to dribble a soccer ball. There's something really cool about that.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Soccer #Teaching #Cutting

  • If you listen to the Dhamma teachings but don't practice you're like a ladle in a soup pot. The ladle is in the soup pot every day, but it doesn't know the taste of the soup. You must reflect and meditate.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teaching #Practice #Soup

  • If you want to understand suffering you must look into the situation at hand. The teachings say that wherever a problem arises it must be settled right there. Where suffering lies is right where non-suffering will arise, it ceases at the place where it arises. If suffering arises you must contemplate right there, you don't have to run away. You should settle the issue right there. One who runs away from suffering out of fear is the most foolish person of all. He will simply increases his stupidity endlessly.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Running #Lying #Teaching

  • The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can't see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teaching #Eye #Practice

  • The teachings of elegant sayings Should be collected when one can. For the supreme gift of words of wisdom, Any price will be paid.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Teaching #Words Of Wisdom #Should

  • The Buddha taught some people the teachings of duality that help them avoid sin and acquire spiritual merit. To others he taught non-duality, that some find profoundly frightening.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Spiritual #Buddhist #Teaching

  • This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
    -- Al Jourgensen

    #Teaching #Rocks #Careers

  • Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Change #Teaching #Humility

  • "What I've learned about teaching is to refer back to the root of that word, which is educo, which means "to pull from." Education does not mean jamming information into somebody's head. Rather, it's that ancient idea that all knowledge is within us; to teach is to help somebody pull it out of themselves."
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Teaching #Mean #Ideas

  • TV and film taught me to think cinematically. Teaching others to edit, for example, provides a great deal of insight into the millions of ways in which given elements can be put together to tell a story.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Teaching #Thinking #Together

  • Whether [new Protestant church movements] place their emphasis on new worship styles, expressions of the Holy Spirit’s power, evangelism to seekers, or Bible teaching, these so-called new movements still operate out of the fallacious assumption that the church belongs firmly in the town square, that is, at the heart of Western culture. And if they begin with this mistaken belief about their position in Western society, all their church planting, all their reproduction will simply mirror this misapprehension.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Teaching #Heart #Squares

  • If I were not a writer, I would spend more time doing the things that I am already doing, which include doing research in physics, teaching, and running a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower women in Cambodia.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Running #Teaching #Organization

  • Effective science teaching calls for active contact with research and that teachers need to mingle with other scientists and to know what is going on in the field.
    -- Alan Tower Waterman

    #Teacher #Teaching #Needs

  • The national research effort, upon which so much depends, will remain healthy only so long as there is sound core of disinterested search for new knowledge and an adequate number of men and women trained for carrying on such research and for teaching young scientists.
    -- Alan Tower Waterman

    #Teaching #Men #Numbers

  • To teach kids that creationism explains something about the world is no different than teaching them that the earth is flat.
    -- Alan Wolfe

    #Teaching #Kids #Religion

  • The danger of lectures is that they create the illusion of teaching for teachers, and the illusion of learning for learners.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Teacher #Teaching #Lectures

  • Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Teacher #Educational #Teaching

  • Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Book #Teaching #People

  • Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty. Never regard study as duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Teaching

  • The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Teacher #Children #Teaching

  • I'm very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it - going around the world, teaching the gospel according to St. Albert.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Teaching #World #Aspect

  • A church determined to hold only those doctrines that a secular world finds adequately comprehensible is a church that will hold to no central vital Christian teaching whatsoever.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Christian #Teaching #Church

  • Fictions are necessary for the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance. In fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom? The Truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Strong #Teaching #People

  • Justice is peculiarly indispensable to nations . The unjust State is doomed of God to calamity and ruin. This is the teaching of the Eternal Wisdom and of history .
    -- Albert Pike

    #Teaching #Justice #Unjust

  • The sources of our knowledge of the kabalistic doctrines are the books of Yetzirah and Zohar, the former drawn up in the second century, and the latter a little later; but they contain materials much older than themselves...In them, as in the teachings of Zoroaster, everything that exists emanates from a source of infinite Light.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Teaching #Book #Light

  • Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Teaching #Temples #Masonic

  • "This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding."
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Thank You #Teaching #Heart

  • A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Education #Children #Teaching

  • Experience teaches only the teachable.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Inspirational #Teaching #Experience

  • Shall I describe the happiness it gave me to go into the classroom and pick up the chalk? ... It seemed to me the supreme, heartbreaking happiness to enter a classroom carrying a register as that bell rang, and start a lesson with the mysterious air of one about to unfold wonders.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Teaching #Air #Heartbreaking

  • The proponents of Steinitz' theory - Tarrasch and his supporters - tried to express Steinitz' teaching in the form of laconic rules, and as often happens in such cases, they went too far. The laconic tended to become dogmatic, and chess began to lose its freshness, originality and charm.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Teaching #Chess #Originality

  • To dazzle let the vain design, To raise the thought and touch the heart, be thine!
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Teaching #Heart #Design

  • The function of the child is to live his own life - not the life that his anxious parents think he should live.
    -- Alexander Sutherland Neill

    #Education #Children #Teaching

  • I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Fathers Day #Teacher #Teaching

  • One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Education #Teaching #Math

  • The overwhelming number of teachers ...are unable to name or describe a theory of learning that underlies what they do.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Teacher #Teaching #Learning

  • In short, with each of the thousand-and-one problems that present themselves in family life, our choice is between controlling and teaching, between creating an atmosphere of distrust and one of trust, between setting an example of power and helping children to learn responsibility, between quick-fix parenting and the kind that's focused on long-term goals.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Children #Teaching #Responsibility

  • Man is raw and wild, that is one of the reasons why he needs the Christian teaching.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Christian #Teaching #Men

  • These 'philosophers', etc., seem unaware, to give a specific example, that by teaching and preaching 'identity', which is empirically non-existent in this actual world, they are neurologically training future generations in the pathological identifications found in the 'mentally' ill or maladjusted.
    -- Alfred Korzybski

    #Self Esteem #Teaching #Giving

  • I am a part of all whom I have met.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Teaching #Mets

  • The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Teaching #Islamic #Rights

  • No teaching that is not based on reason can be tolerated by critical minds, but the belief that an accident of blind force produces this highly organized world is far more fantastic than the theory that a Super Intelligence devised its ordered evolution.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Teaching #Mind #World

  • Teaching is successful only as it causes people to think for themselves. What the teacher thinks matters little; what he makes the child think matters much.
    -- Alice Moore Hubbard

    #Teacher #Children #Teaching

  • I don't know. I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as a handing down of answers...
    -- Alice Walker

    #Meaningful #Teaching #Circles

  • Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Educational #Teaching #Kids

  • Create a garden; bring children to farms for field trips. I think its important that parents and teachers get together to do one or two things they can accomplish well - a teaching garden, connecting with farms nearby, weave food into the curriculum.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Teacher #Children #Teaching

  • Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Teaching #Adults #Fundamentals

  • Teaching is a very effective way to get children to learn something specific - this tube squeaks, say, or a squish then a press then a pull causes the music to play. But it also makes children less likely to discover unexpected information and to draw unexpected conclusions.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Children #Teaching #Play

  • I've never enjoyed a course or training as much as this. I feel inspired, energised and more focussed about my teaching and career future.
    -- Alison Moore

    #Teaching #Careers #Training

  • When the old poets made some virtue their theme, they were not teaching but adoring,
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Teaching #Virtue #Poet

  • It is a common teaching of the Saints that one of the principal means of leading a good and exemplary life is certainly modesty and the mortification of the eyes. Just as there is nothing better than modesty to preserve devotion in a soul and to edify one's neighbor, so too, there is nothing worse than immodesty and licentious glances to expose a person to the danger of becoming lax and loose in morals.
    -- Alphonsus Rodriguez

    #Teaching #Mean #Eye

  • Making dances is an act of progress; it is an act of growth, an act of music, an act of teaching, an act of celebration, an act of joy.
    -- Alvin Ailey

    #Teaching #Joy #Growth

  • The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Education #Teaching #Doe

  • Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Travel #Famous Inspirational #Teaching

  • Combining these two ancient teachings (yoga and vipassana) in a seamless manner, which will bring maximum benefits to the meditators, is not at all a challenge. It is just removal of some mental blocks. Ideally speaking, this combination should be done based on scientific, clinical and neurobiological studies and the combined structure should be made brick by brick, layer by layer in a flawless manner as a homogeneous composition.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Block #Yoga #Teaching

  • Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Strength #Teaching #Atheism

  • Time is one's best friend, teaching best of all the wisdom of silence.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Time #Teaching #Silence

  • None can teach admirably if not loving his task.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Teaching #Tasks #Teach

  • When I'm not the Tiger Mom, I'm a professor at Yale Law School, and if one thing is clear to me from years of teaching, it's that there are many ways to produce fabulous kids. I have amazing students; some of them have strict parents, others have lenient parents, and many come from family situations that defy easy description.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Mom #Teaching #School

  • My youngest sister, Cindy, has Down syndrome, and I remember my mother spending hours and hours with her, teaching her to tie her shoelaces on her own, drilling multiplication tables with Cindy, practicing piano every day with her. No one expected Cindy to get a Ph.D.! But my mom wanted her to be the best she could be, within her limits.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Mom #Mother #Teaching

  • My mother would say it is literally ghost writers who come to me.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Mother #Teaching #Ghost

  • Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire.
    -- Anatole France

    #Teaching #Fire #Vanity

  • It is better to teach a few things perfectly than many things indifferently.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Teaching #Teach

  • Scholarships that allow students to get a good education are important, but first we want to measure the progress that the schools are teaching our students, we want to hold them accountable for the progress, we want to hold the schools accountable for teaching the young people in America.
    -- Andrew Card

    #Teaching #School #America

  • In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Teaching #Men #Opposites

  • I am not a "Christian author." I am an author who is a Christian. While my books reflect my faith, they are not intended as teaching tools for a Christian audience per se. My books are stories created around principles that work for everyone and they work every time.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Christian #Book #Teaching

  • You cannot understand the teacher or their teaching without understanding the person the teacher is.
    -- Andy Hargreaves

    #Leadership #Teacher #Teaching

  • As we seek to eliminate individualism in teaching, we should not eradicate individuality with it.
    -- Andy Hargreaves

    #Leadership #Teaching #Learning

  • Teaching is not the oldest profession. But it is certainly among the loneliest.
    -- Andy Hargreaves

    #Leadership #Teaching #Learning

  • All teachers are already leaders. It's in the nature of teaching.
    -- Andy Hargreaves

    #Leadership #Teacher #Teaching

  • Great teachers are usually a little crazy.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Teacher #Crazy #Teaching

  • The teacher who knows the most about a subject isn't necessarily the one who can teach it best.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Teacher #Teaching #Teach

  • When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Photography #Teaching #Class

  • Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Education #Teaching #Memorable

  • You can't teach talent. You can't teach inspiration. You can teach people critical facilities. You can give them techniques. You can teach discipline. And you can teach them about the business.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Teaching #Inspiration #Discipline

  • But we are learning from the teaching and example of Jesus that life itself is a religion, that nothing is more sacred than a human being, that the end of all right institutions, whether the home or the church or an educational establishment, or a government, is the development of the human soul.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Jesus #Educational #Teaching

  • At Girl Scouts, we are committed to raising awareness about the terrible effects of cyber bullying, and to teaching girls how to recognize the signs of bullying of any sort and extricate themselves or another from a bad situation before it spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.
    -- Anna Maria Chavez

    #Girl #Bullying #Teaching

  • They're always such alive females. And also, all those love stories - no man in Austen has ever fallen in love with a female heroine because she's pretty or beautiful or has long, blonde hair. They fall in love with them because of who they are, because of their vibrancy and their intelligence and if only we were teaching that a bit more in schools.
    -- Anna Maxwell Martin

    #Beautiful #Falling In Love #Teaching

  • Not fault of teaching spider if little spider pay more attention to catching fly than doing lesson.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Inspirational #Teacher #Teaching

  • The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Teacher #Children #Teaching