Selected Quotes on Teaching

Current Quotes 4/8/09:

"Owl," said Rabit shortly, "you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest- and when I say thinking, I mean thinking - you and I must do it" -Rabbit (Character from Winnie the Pooh Stories by A.A. Milne) (Courtesy of Vinayak Nagpal)

"To teach is to learn twice." -- Joseph Joubert (courtesy of Jaehyun Park)

(Courtesy of Tim Bakishev)
"A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep" - Anonymous.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" - Gandhi.

Current Quotes 4/1/09:

"Teaching is a process of diminishing lies" -Babak Ayazifar (Courtesy of Sanket Alekar)

"Education is the best care." (Courtesy of Jiwoong Lee)

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. - Socrates (Courtesy of Don Frederick)

Quote: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (Courtesy of Jodi Iwata)

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. (Courtesy of Haifei Cheng)

``A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130.'' -- Ernest L. Boyer (Courtesy of Tsung-Te Liu)

Current Quotes 3/18/09:

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge", Albert Einstein (Courtesy of Vadim Karagodsky)

Current Quotes 3/11/09:

Courtesy of Arash Jamshidi
Richard Feynman was once asked by a Caltech faculty member to explain why spin one-half particles obey Fermi Dirac statistics. Rising to the challenge, he said, "I'll prepare a freshman lecture on it." But a few days later he told the faculty member, "You know, I couldn't do it. I couldn't reduce it to the freshman level. That means we really don't understand it." (Excerpt from the book Six Easy Pieces)

I don't believe I can really do without teaching. The reason is, I have to have something so that when I don't have any ideas and I'm not getting anywhere I can say to myself, "At least I'm living; at least I'm doing something; I'm making some contribution" -- it's just psychological. (Richard Feynman excerpt from the book Surely you are joking, Mr. Feynman)

Courtesy of Dusan Stepanovic
1. You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. -- Aristophenes
2. If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing. --Sir James Matthew Barrie
3.The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning. ~Author Unknown

Current Quotes 3/4/09:

Courtesy of Thura Lin Naing
1. "If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. " ~Tryon Edwards
2. "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron." ~Horace Mann
3. "A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations." ~Patricia Neal
4. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~William Arthur Ward
5. "A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary." ~Thomas Carruthers

Current Quotes 2/25/09:

"There must be, in any crowd, someone who can teach me." -- Confucious (courtesy of David Chen)

``A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.'' - Henry Adams (courtesy of David McGrogan)
"Never try to teach a pig to wastes your time and annoys the pig." Anonymous (courtesy of David McGrogan)

Current Quotes 2/18/09:

``Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.'' - Confucius (courtesy of Nathan Tom)

Current Quotes 2/11/09:

``I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.'' - Mark Twain (Courtesy of Sarah Wodin-Schwartz)