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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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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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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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'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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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Charles M. Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Children

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You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity. . . . No we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.

Charles M. Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Children

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There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; there is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever quite lose the benefit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Spiritual Laws

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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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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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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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Grave is the Master's look; his forehead wears Thick rows of wrinkles, prints of worrying cares: Uneasy lies the heads of all that rule, His worst of all whose kingdom is a school. Supreme he sits; before the awful frown That binds his brows the boldest eye goes down; Not more submissive Israel heard and saw At Sinai's foot the Giver of the Law.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: The School Boy

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