teaching

A Quote by Scott Adams (Dilbert) on teaching, learning, and influence

You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me.

Scott Adams (Dilbert)

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A Quote by Sri Yukteswar on paramahansa, yogananda, sri, yukteswar, wisdom, reason, teaching, belief, and third eye

Many teachers will tell you to believe; then they put out your eyes of
reason and instruct you to follow only their logic. But I want you
to keep your eyes of reason open; in addition, I will open in you
another eye, the eye of wisdom.

Sri Yukteswar

Source: ~Paramahansa Yogananda, `Man's Eternal Quest', quoting his guru's words to him

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Jesus on teaching, learning, and patience

Since you do not know the nature of the aleph, how are going to teach me the bet? Hypocrite, if you know, first teach me the aleph then I will believe what you say about the bet.

Jesus

Source: Infancy Gospel of Thomas 6:19,20

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A Quote by Isha De Lubicz on teaching and insight

Not even the best teacher can present one with consciousness, or fill one with knowledge; but in a man suitably disposed it is possible to arouse reactions which will lead in the right direction.

            Often it is useful to prepare the ground by clarifying essential ideas in order to get rid of prejudices.  But the most effective instruction is that which leads the seeker to put his problems clearly to himself so that then he can find he answer for himself in meditation.

Isha De Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 67

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A Quote by Yogi Bhajan on teaching and mastery

If you want to learn a thing, read that; if you want to know a thing, write that; if you want to master a thing, teach that.

Yogi Bhajan

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A Quote by Kit Carruthers on teachers and teaching

Listen to your parents and teachers. they got a line on most things, so don't treat em like enemies.  There's always a chance you could learn something.

Kit Carruthers

Source: badlands, by terence malick

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on teaching, teacher, education, student, faith, and testimony

A teacher's major contribution may pop out anonymously in the life of some ex-student's grandchild.  A teacher, finally, has nothing to go on but faith, a student nothing to offer in return but testimony.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: What Are People For? by Wendell Berry

Contributed by: Benjáhmin

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, education, teaching, students, and passion

There is a form of poetic and esthetic and moral genius necessary to make philosophical issues truly incandesce for students, and even though I indeed had some world-class professors myself when I went through the curriculum, I rarely saw such gnosic or concretist/poetic passion among them.  I am not speaking of broad histrionics or melodramatic delivery, but rather a moral investment of concern, of loving delight and pathos in exposing one's consciousness to the full horrific and magnificent implications of the materials.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, students, suffering, thinking, clarity, teaching, ideas, freedom, sympathy, education, and conviction

Because of the very intimate character of philosophical norms and criticisms, a teacher in philosophy has to be like Alexander the Great:  never issuing dictates as to what his soldiers ought to do that he was not ready and willing to leap into doing himself.  An excellent teacher is one accomplished in serving as an exemplar, every act of every kind of thinking and every form of perspective must be something he is prepared to illustrate by carrying out himself.  Students need to see the incandescent arc-welding that joins ideas together into thoughts.  If one is saying something that inflicts suffering, one by all rights had better be prepared to suffer along with the student, to sympathize and assure them that the profit for this agony consists in freedom and clarity. 

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, mastery, belief, education, teaching, and students

It is not enough to say that a philosophy teacher presents students with counterpoint to their customary ways of seeing things.  A teacher in philosophy is not necessarily very profoundly philosophical for that reason, nor need he or she be.  The teacher may be only a few leagues ahead of the students, and may frequently find that a superbright student will tax his or her supposed mastery of the issues.  To be honest about these relations and difficulties, I have always assumed that as a professor I was no more than an exemplary student, and "mastery" was merely a way of gaining momentum, not declaring the race was over.  Self-mastery in philosophy is how one orchestrates the energies to be able to dislodge really prodigious monolithic belief-systems.  It is by no means any kind of self-congratulation. 

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

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