A Quote by William Faulkner on compassion, heart, honor, love, pity, poets, sacrifice, teaching, and writers

He [the writer] must, teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed - love and honor and pity and compassion and sacrifice. See Poets & Writers

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: the Speech receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 12/10/50

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A Quote by Vernon Carter on children, crime, education, liberals, mind, progress, purpose, science, students, teaching, and words

The teaching of any science, for purposes of liberal education, without linking it with social progress and teaching its social significance, is a crime against the student mind. It is like teaching a child how to pronounce words but not what they mean.

Vernon Carter

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A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on god, learning, teaching, wishes, and worth

Your worth is not established by teaching or learning. Your worth is established by God. Nothing you do or think or wish or make is necessary to establish your worth

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles

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A Quote by unknown on ideas, language, learning, obstacles, simplicity, teaching, thinking, and understanding

No teaching is done well unless the pupil understands. Simple language is required for comprehension. Cloudy or vague expressions, ideas couched in unfamiliar terms, unclear thinking, are but obstacles in the way of learning.


Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on beginning, children, decisions, losing, opportunity, parenthood, and teaching

When a parent decides to act like one of the children and begins to scream and yell at the child, all opportunity for teaching is lost.


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A Quote by unknown on force, good, life, and teaching

There is no teaching force like a good man's life.


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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on belief, individuality, teaching, trying, and words

I believe in getting behind the individual and backing him up, helping him to strengthen himself, making him feel that there is someone endeavoring to help him, trying to be an assistant to him, and bringing out the best there is in him-in other words, teaching him to teach himself, and in that way strengthen the entire organization.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on destruction, schools, and teaching

Teaching school is but another word for sure and not very slow destruction.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: H. Eves In Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

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A Quote by Siméon Poisson on good, life, mathematics, and teaching

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.

Simeon Poisson (1781 - 1840)

Source: Mathematics Magazine, v. 64, no. 1, Feb. 1991.

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on diversity, observation, questions, sacred, salvation, teaching, and truth

In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn out to be clearly false, he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward, lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

Source: Summa Theologica

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