Quotations on Teaching

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I get scared to death when I see people who say they've found Jesus Christ, and they're out there, and I wonder, who's teaching them? Who's mentoring them?
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: Death, People, Christ, Teaching, Wonder)

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Government, Job, Obligation, Teaching, Years)

You see, I have in my teaching - I always say I've done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students - I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Accidents, Result, Students, Teaching, Years)

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Teaching, Water, Writing)

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Art, Teaching, Tradition)

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Work, Day, Teaching, Years)

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Faith, Attitude, Church, Teaching, Today, Wind)

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Humor, Literary, Teaching, Writing)

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Teaching, University)

In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
- Claude Bernard
(Keywords: Science, Causes, Day, Man, Pride, Reality, Results, Teaching, Will)

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.
- Robert Bly
(Keywords: Home, Father, Children, Day, Teaching, Temperament)

Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Keywords: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Change, Life, Work, Love, Fun, Now, Teaching, Writing)

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: Talent, Benevolence, Learning, Teaching, Will)

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow
(Keywords: Children, Doubt, Teaching, Tragedy)

I'm not actually teaching any more, but I am writing pieces for schools all the time, and for kids.
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Keywords: Time, Kids, Schools, Teaching, Writing)

Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: Class, Day, Fact, Oil, Teaching, Water)

The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay
(Keywords: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school.
- Jacques Derrida
(Keywords: Anxiety, School, Teaching, Today)

It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words.
- Anthony Doerr
(Keywords: Grace, Reading, Research, Teaching, Words, Years)

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way.
- Charles Van Doren
(Keywords: Life, Work, Public, Teaching, Writing)

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach.
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Performance, Competence, Occupation, Teaching, Tools)

I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years, at which point all the administrators got a pay raise and the teaching faculty didn't.
- David Eddings
(Keywords: College, Teaching, Years)

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
(Keywords: Work, Teaching, World)

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
- Ronald Fisher
(Keywords: Work, Truth, Books, Detail, Neglect, Present, Principles, Stress, Teaching, Weight)

I want to thank my mother and my father for teaching me to have a dream. You are seeing my dream come true.
- Louise Fletcher
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Dream, Teaching, Want)

I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party.
- Hans Frank
(Keywords: Legal, College, Party, Teaching, Workers)

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Education, People, Flowers, Giving, Plants, Teaching, Today)

If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Education, Competence, Students, Teaching, Will)

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
- Gail Godwin
(Keywords: Preparation, Teaching, Theatre)

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
(Keywords: Work, Peace, Heart, Knowledge, Victory, Solidarity, Teaching, Understanding)

I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: American, Culture, Literary, Living, Poets, Teaching, Wonder, Writing)

I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching, you get sucked dry because you like your students and you're trying to help them, but you don't have any time left to write yourself.
- Jim Harrison
(Keywords: Time, Help, Students, Teaching, Trying)

Teaching physics at the University, and more general lecturing to wider audiences has been a major concern.
- Antony Hewish
(Keywords: Audiences, Concern, Physics, Teaching, University)

John Paul II made it clear that... liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
- Claudio Hummes
(Keywords: Christ, Teaching, Theology)

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
- Bill Hybels
(Keywords: Truth, People, Eternity, Hate, Hell, Teaching, Thinking, Writing)

All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?
- Nicholas Johnson
(Keywords: Question, Teaching, Television)

The funds from the sale were put into research and general teaching budgets at the university. Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, Inc., is now a growing enterprise with many model and other econometric facilities.
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Keywords: Budgets, Now, Research, Teaching, University)

However, I should perhaps add that during the 20 years I have been back in Cambridge, I have been actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates, as well as of course supervising research students.
- Aaron Klug
(Keywords: Research, Students, Teaching, Years)

I'd love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade.
- Jonathan Kozol
(Keywords: Love, School, Teaching, Years)

What I think we can do is help individuals understand the church teaching, but also maybe help the church understand the viewpoint of lay men and women about what they want in regard to priests, or how do they want the hierarchy to deal with them?
- William P. Leahy
(Keywords: Men, Women, Church, Help, Teaching, Want)

It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
- Kamisese Mara
(Keywords: Family, Faith, Discipline, Difference, Ideals, Law, Principles, Punishment, Religious, Right, Teaching, Wrong)

The thing I would most like to see invented is a way of teaching children and grown-ups the difference between right and wrong.
- Robert Maxwell
(Keywords: Children, Difference, Right, Teaching, Wrong)

My job in space will be to observe and write a journal. I am also going to be teaching a class for students on earth about life in space and on the space shuttle and conducting experiments.
- Christa McAuliffe
(Keywords: Life, Class, Earth, Job, Space, Students, Teaching, Will)

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible.
- Shannon Miller
(Keywords: Childhood, Exercise, Help, Obesity, Teaching, Want)

After 16 months of teaching, consulting, fellowship, and special project activities on matters ranging from conservation to healthcare to international trade, Gov. Ventura appointed me to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
- David Minge
(Keywords: Conservation, Consulting, Court, Healthcare, Months, Project, Teaching, Trade)

Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry.
- Robert Morgan
(Keywords: Poetry, Excitement, Teaching, Writing, Years)

I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them.
- Liam Neeson
(Keywords: Thought, People, Help, Kids, Teaching, Trying)



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