Teaching Quotes

Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink

Gore Vidal

Teaching isn't one-tenth as effective as training.

Horace Mann

We learn by teaching.


To know how to suggest is the art of teaching

Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no teaching to compare with example.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Oscar Wilde

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

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.

Simone Weil

There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly

Lola May

The teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is a lie in practice and a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

One of the things I miss about teaching is that students would tell me what I ought to read. One of my students, back in the 1960s, put me onto [Jorge Luis] Borges, and I remember another mentioning Flann O'Brien's At Swim Two-Birds in the same way.

John Simmons Barth

The men of the Enlightenment proper were the first whose teachings were addressed not only, or primarily, to other philosophers or potential philosophers of the same rank, and who were concerned not only with those who understand but also with changing the opinions of mankind at large. Enlightenment was the first philosophically inspired movement, a theoretical school that is a political force at the same time.

Allan David Bloom

I have included among the Enlightenment philosophers men like Machiavelli, Bacon, Montaigne, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza and Locke, along with the eighteenth-century thinkers like Montesquieu, Diderot and Voltaire, whose teachings are usually held to constitute the Enlightenment, because these latter were quite explicit about their debt to the originators of what the Enlightenment was in large measure only popularizing.

Allan David Bloom

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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