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Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations, Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain, I pray ye flog them upon all occasions, It mends their morals, never mind the pain.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 1)

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A boy is better unborn than untaught.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

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The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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A high-school teacher, afer all, is a person deputized by the rest of us to explain to the young what sort of world they are living in, and to defend, if possible, the part their elders are playing in it.

Emile Capouya Quotes

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The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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The first duty of a lecturer--to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantlepiece forever.

Virginia Woolf Quotes

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What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns and stools; If honest nature made you fools.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Epistle to J.L. -----k

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Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

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Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee, At all his jokes, for many a joke had he: Full well the busy whisper, circling round, Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 201)

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Sometimes questions are more important than answers.

Nancy Willard Quotes

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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Teaching is useless unless you can learn from your students.

Martin Dansky Quotes

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We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.

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We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.

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But ask now the beasts, any they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Bible Quotes , Source: Job (ch. XII, v. 7-8)

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'Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyes--that is, I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case, at least, where I have been; They smile so when one's right; and when one's wrong They smile still more.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 164)

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

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: "In Mathematical Circles" by H. Eves

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He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of virtuous living.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Schiller

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You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.

Joseph Chamberlain Quotes , Source: at Greenock

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Seek to delight, that they may mend mankind. And, while they captivate, inform the mind.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Hope (l. 770)

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The sounding jargon of the schools.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Truth (l. 367)

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The twig is so easily bended I have banished the rule and the rod: I have taught them the goodness of knowledge, They have taught me the goodness of God; My heart is the dungeon of darkness, When I shut them for breaking a rule; My frown is sufficient correction; My love is the law of the school.

Charles M. Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Children

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Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.

Charles M. Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Children

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