Friday, 8 March 2013

Teacher Quotes

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
{Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams}
 And gladly would he learn and gladly teach.
{Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, Prologue}
 The schools became a scene Of solemn farce, where Ignorance on stilts, His cap well lin'd with logic not his own, With parrot tongue preformed the scholar's part, Proceeding soon a graduated dunce.
{Cowper, The Task, II}
 There, in his noisy mansion, skill'd to rule, The village master taught his little school;... Full well they laugh'd, 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.
{Goldsmith, The Deserted Village}
 Our American professors like their literature clear, cold, pure, and very dead.
{Sinclair Lewis, Address, Swedish Academy, 1930}
 The average schoolmaster is and always must be eventially an ass, for how can one imagine an intelligent can engaging in such puerile an avocation?
{H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, Series 3}
 The Prussian schoolmaster won the battle of Sadowa.
{Von Moltke, Speech, 1874}
Those having torches will pass them on to others.
{Plato, The Republic}
Delightful task! to tear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot.
{Thomson, The Seasons.}

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