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Teaching Quotes
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"Experience teaches only the teachable."
-Aldous Huxley
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"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself."
-Chinese Proverb
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"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence."
-Amos Bronson Alcott
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"Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
-Robert A. Heinlein
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"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
-Albert Einstein
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"If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others."
-Tryon Edwards
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"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches."
-George Bernard Shaw
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"For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn-much."
-W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman
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"The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it."
-George Bernard Shaw
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"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach."
-Aristotle
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"He whom you cannot teach to fly, teach to fall faster!"
-Friedrich Nietzsche
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"Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching."
-Oscar Wilde
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"We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow."
-Oscar Wilde
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"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant."
-Scott Adams
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"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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"The ideal conditionWould be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;But since we are all likely to go astray,The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach."
-Sophocles
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"In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness."
-Carl Sagan
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"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
-Galileo Galilei
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"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym."
-Woody Allen
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"About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure."
-Tommy Lasorda
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"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life."
-Mahatma Gandhi
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"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-Ernest Hemingway
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"Tell me....And I Forget, Teach me.....And I Learn, Involve Me.....And I Remember."
-Benjamin Franklin
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"History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology."
-James A. Garfield
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"Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you."
-Wayne Dyer
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"It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family."
-Confucius
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"His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof."
-J. K. Rowling
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"It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever."
-Jimmy Carter
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