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After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.
H. L. Mencken
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If you are giving a graduate course you don't try to impress the students with oratory, you try to challenge them, get them to question you.
Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers.
P. J. O'Rourke
Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher, one way or another.
It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.
History is Philosophy teaching by example.
When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.
Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.
A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime.
We should not run away from religious teachings. We should run to them.
Americanism demands loyalty to the teacher and respect for his lesson.
A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that.
As they work hard for our children, America's teachers often reach into their own pockets to make sure they have the best classroom supplies. I feel strongly that the federal government should help make up for their personal financial burden.
My attitude toward graduate students was different, I must say. I used graduate students as colleagues: I gave them the best problems to work on, and I encouraged them.
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.
We know the parental support, community support, makes a difference. It's not just the metrics of testing and putting pressure on the schools and on the teachers.
I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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