There are no friends or enemies; there are only teachers.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
—William Arthur Ward
Teaching is the highest form of understanding.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
—Rosabeth Moss Kantor
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work; rather teach them to long for
the endless immensity of the sea.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life.
Then, even the holiest of words are only words.
I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveler of whom you asked the way.
I pointed ahead—ahead of myself as well as you.
—George Bernard Shaw
When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
To be agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things
which you already know.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting. Most people learn best by being “with it,” yet school makes them identify their personal, cognitive growth
with elaborate planning and manipulation.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
—Amos Bronson Alcott
We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible.
Learning is making it possible for yourself.
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men’s minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
—Marcus Tullius Cicero
Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions
in which they can learn.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
—Dalai Lama XIV
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
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