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I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.

Tags: Marriage, Time  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.

Tags: Office, Public  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.

Tags: School, Young  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

At the age of 15, a teacher had asked me what I wanted to do for a career, and without knowing why or even how I replied that I wanted to be a poet.

Tags: Age, Career  ✍ Author: Ama Ata Aidoo

Well, financially it's a little bit better. But it's better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house. And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So, that's nice.

Tags: Mother, Nice  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

But I was going to be a teacher my entire life, so I wasn't counting on money to much.

Tags: Life, Money  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.

Tags: Education, School  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Tags: Knowledge, Power  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Art, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Tags: Duty, Love  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

Tags: Cut, Modern  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Tags: Best, Enemy  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.

Tags: Another, Self  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Tags: Wisdom, Wise  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Tags: Kindness, Silence  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Tags: Everybody, Learning  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Catholic schools in our Nation's education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.

Tags: Children, Education  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

My dad was a high school teacher and made no money.

Tags: Dad, Money  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.

Tags: Struggle, Wanted  ✍ Author: Ann Bancroft

Before college, I hadn't voluntarily read anything that might be called literature; I didn't think I'd understand it; I never seemed to understand my English teacher's interpretations of what we read.

Tags: College, Understand  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.

Tags: Off, Society  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

I think if I hadn't been a writer, I'd have been a teacher like my dad. He was a college professor, and one of my greatest regrets is that he passed away before I was able to prove to him that I wasn't going to be stuck working at Rax Roast Beef for the rest of my life!

Tags: Dad, Life  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

Experience is the teacher of all things.

Tags: Experience  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

We need to do teacher training to educate them about what temperament means. Shyness is painful and you want to help a child with shyness - but the underlying temperament of being a careful, sensitive person is to be honoured, valued and respected.

Tags: Help, Training  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher, and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie, and I'd become the main character for a few days afterwards. I loved being somebody new for a temporary amount of time.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: John C. Calhoun
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Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.

Tags: Best, Experience  ✍ Author: Harry Callahan

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.

Tags: Good, Great  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

My mother wanted me to be a teacher. She had this vision of me walking across the quadrangle in an Oxford college wearing my academic gown.

Tags: Mother, Wanted  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do.

Tags: Good, Trying  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

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.

Tags: Best, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I started out as a high school teacher in inner-city Chicago and realized quite quickly that my students weren't that motivated.

Tags: High, School  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

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.

Tags: After, Greatest  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

Tags: Simply, Teaching  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.

Tags: Duty, Fear  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

Tags: Good, Men  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.

Tags: Experience, Money  ✍ Author: Samuel Dash

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

Tags: Children, Talk  ✍ Author: Phyllis Diller

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.

Tags: Capable, Teach  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

I've always written. When I was in school, the only teacher who ever liked me was my creative writing teacher. I used to enter poetry competitions, and I don't think I ever lost one. So I had the idea for a while of being some kind of poet.

Tags: Poetry, School  ✍ Author: Justin Townes Earle

The drama teacher that I had in high school, back in Texas, was the only teacher who didn't kick me out of his class. He turned me on to 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.' I had picked up Dylan with 'Bringing It All Back Home,' and he turned me on to the first couple of albums, which I hadn't heard.

Tags: Home, School  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years, at which point all the administrators got a pay raise and the teaching faculty didn't.

Tags: College, Small  ✍ Author: David Eddings

I can remember exactly where I sat when my teacher first read Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach'.

Tags: Read, Remember  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I'm home schooled, and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies.

Tags: Home, Movies  ✍ Author: Dakota Fanning

The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true.

Tags: School, True  ✍ Author: Frances Farmer

Charming women can true converts make, We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.

Tags: Love, Women  ✍ Author: King Farouk

We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.

Tags: Love, Sake  ✍ Author: King Farouk

They should regard me as what I am. I am a spiritual leader and teacher.

Tags: Leader, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

I dropped out of high school when I was 16, after I had a huge argument with my English teacher over the meaning of the word 'existentialism.'

Tags: After, School  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

As a teacher, my strategy is to encourage questioning. I'm the least authoritarian professor you'll ever meet.

Tags: Encourage, Meet  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet.

Tags: Cool, Thought  ✍ Author: Brian Ferneyhough

I was never a class clown or anything like that, but I do remember being in the first grade and my teacher, Mr. Chad, told the class one day that we were going to do some exercises. He meant math exercises, but I stood up and started doing jumping jacks. To this day, I don't know what possessed me to do that, but all my friends cracked up.

Tags: Friends, Remember  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

I've always been - as a teacher, as graduate student, as a student, and I think, really, as a child - I've been interested in poems, but not so much for what the take home pay is, what you might sum up from them in moral or intellectual terms or whatever, but what's in the certain lines and how lines relates to other lines.

Tags: Home, Moral  ✍ Author: Bryan Ferry

Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher. When a student asked a question ineptly, he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know.

Tags: Great, Wanted  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Tags: Art, Young  ✍ Author: Anatole France

There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.

Tags: Behind, Move  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.

Tags: Art, Love  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

Scripture has always been a part of my life. My dad was a pastor. My mother was a speaker, writer, and teacher. I memorized Scripture from the time I was little.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Gloria Gaither

Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.

Tags: Good, Hard  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.

Tags: Played, Student  ✍ Author: James Galway

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

Tags: Teachers  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.

Tags: Comedian, Weren  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

I worked as a secretary, a waitress and a dance teacher - all in high school.

Tags: Dance, School  ✍ Author: Jennie Garth

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

Tags: Smart, Success  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Tags: Tough, Wait  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

Tags: Technology, Together  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

In a home school, the kid does 95% of the work. But in a school system, since it's an indoctrination system, a teacher has to do 95% of the work.

Tags: Home, Work  ✍ Author: John Taylor Gatto

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Tags: Advice, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

Tags: Father, Living  ✍ Author: Ulysses S. Grant

As a teacher you are more or less obliged to pay the same amount of attention to everything. That can wear you down.

Tags: Attention, Less  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school because she was a woman and a Jew. So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system.

Tags: Medical, Mother  ✍ Author: Marilyn Hacker

I've been a teacher at the college level, in composition mostly, and I've been an editor on magazines.

Tags: College, Level  ✍ Author: Moses Hadas

To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms.

Tags: Children, Time  ✍ Author: William Hague

I'm blessed with a good pair of ears. That's how I fooled my piano teacher. I'd watch his fingers and I'd listen to it, and I just kind of basically learned it by myself.

Tags: Blessed, Good  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

I was very inspired by my mother. She was a vocal teacher and sang in a band, and my first memories of her were going out with her on the local circuit.

Tags: Her, Mother  ✍ Author: Daryl Hall

I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.

Tags: Grade, Smarter  ✍ Author: Scott Hamilton

I started studying music at the age of five and a half. My older sister was taking piano lessons. When her teacher left our apartment, I would get up on the piano bench and start picking out the notes that were part of my sister's lessons.

Tags: Age, Music  ✍ Author: Marvin Hamlisch

If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.

Tags: Become, Taught  ✍ Author: Oscar Hammerstein II

I do a lot of work with the Dyslexia Institute because, for people with dyslexia who do not have parental support, it is a huge disadvantage. I was fortunate because my Mum was a teacher and she taught me to work hard.

Tags: Hard, Work  ✍ Author: Susan Hampshire

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

Tags: Adversity, Great  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.

Tags: Child, Him  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.

Tags: Lessons, True  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Tags: Best, Society  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

My mother, a teacher, encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living, and my father, a Mississippi physician, did two things. First, he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else, and he never pressured me to become a doctor.

Tags: Father, Mother  ✍ Author: Robert Iler

I wasn't a ballet baby. My first dance class was in an outdoor pavilion when I was three. It was called 'creative movement.' The teacher gave us chiffon scarves in beautiful colors. She turned on some music and said, 'Now go dance.' So for me, dance has always been about self-expression.

Tags: Beautiful, Music  ✍ Author: Carrie Ann Inaba

I had a great drama teacher, and he sort of made out drama school as this incredibly difficult thing to get into: 6,000 people apply every year, and some of the schools only have 12 places. It's a phenomenally difficult thing to get into. And that excited me - I wanted that challenge.

Tags: Great, School  ✍ Author: Michael Irvin

When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.

Tags: Become, Whole  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.

Tags: Broken, Door  ✍ Author: Burl Ives

The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.

Tags: Good, True  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out.

Tags: History, Work  ✍ Author: Derek Jacobi

I wrote about a bird that cleaned a crocodile's teeth. The story was so good that my teacher could not believe that a ten-year-old could write that well. I was even punished because my teacher thought I'd lied about writing it! I had always loved to write, but it was then that I realized that I had a talent for it.

Tags: Good, Writing  ✍ Author: Brian Jacques

I really did grow up in a world where we were taught that crime doesn't pay and we stood up when the teacher came into the room.

Tags: Grow, Pay  ✍ Author: Stanley R. Jaffe

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.

Tags: Father, Government  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.

Tags: Life, Peace  ✍ Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Tags: Gratitude, Human  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

Tags: Beautiful, Family  ✍ Author: Abdul Kalam

I learned by watching my favorite shows. I would just rewind and say the words back, until they sounded right to me. I never studied the American accent, in terms of getting a teacher or taking phonetics classes. I've always been a good mimic. It really wasn't that hard for me.

Tags: Good, Hard  ✍ Author: Adelaide Kane

I wanted to be a teacher.

Tags: Wanted  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

The best teacher is an entertainer.

Tags: Best  ✍ Author: Bob Keeshan

Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books.

Tags: Genius, Her  ✍ Author: Harvey Keitel

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.

Tags: Away, Paradox  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

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