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First he wrought, and afterwards he taught.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
The school teacher is certainly underpaid as a child minder, but ludicrously overpaid as an educator.
There is no crisis to which academics will not respond with a seminar.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
It would be a great advantage to some schoolmasters if they would steal two hours a day from their pupils, and give their own minds the benefit of the robbery.
If the student fails to learn the teacher fails to teach.
To teach is to learn twice.
The authority of those who profess to teach is often a positive hindrance to those who desire to learn.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
A high-school teacher, after 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.
He who can does. He who can't, teaches.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
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 mantelpiece for ever.
We teach what we need to learn and write what we need to know.


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