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We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them
by Galileo Galilei

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them
discover it within themselves.
- Galileo Galilei

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing
else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei

 

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
- Galileo Galilei

Facts which at first seem improbable will,
even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has
hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
- Galileo Galilei

If I were again beginning my studies,
I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
- Galileo Galilei

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It vexes me when they would constrain science by the
authority of the Scriptures,
and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
- Galileo Galilei

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
- Galileo Galilei

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
- Galileo Galilei

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable
stars planted together in clusters.
- Galileo Galilei

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers.
- Galileo Galilei

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
- Galileo Galilei

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't
learn something from him.
- Galileo Galilei

Nature is relentless and unchangeable,
and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons
and actions are understandable to man or not.
- Galileo Galilei

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven,
not the way the heavens go.
- Galileo Galilei

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
- Galileo Galilei

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.
- Mark Twain

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

If you want something to be different than it is,
you might as well teach a cat to bark.
Wanting something to be different than it is, is hopeless.
- Byron Katie

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
- Garrison Keillor

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

Teach and practice, practice and teach - that is all we have;
that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.
- Ernest Holmes

We make sacred pact. I promise teach
karate to you, you promise learn.
I say, you do, no questions.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about
your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice

I do not believe that God has
imposed suffering upon anyone
to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
- Ernest Holmes

Art exists for the human species.
I think that all of the people who love art,
those who teach art, and all of you should burn with
the obligation to save the world.
- Shinichi Suzuki

I was recruited to teach 9-year-olds.
I taught for two years.
- Sting

The best math lesson we can teach college students
this year is to subtract a tuition increase and benefit
from the dividends of higher education.
- Jodi Rell

And they're also very good at math, these super boogers,
and so they teach Billy the ways of mathematics.
- William Joyce

You have to grow from the inside out.
None can teach you, none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.
- Swami Vivekananda

You don't have to teach people how to be human.
You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.
- Eldridge Cleaver

I have nothing new to teach the world.
Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills.
All I have done is to try experiments
in both on as vast a scale as I could.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Those that know, do.
Those that understand, teach.
- Aristotle

I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've
found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas,
you'll have one group of kids doing well.
- Robert Sternberg

Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
- Saint Ignatius

Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature,
and I do when I'm teaching writing.
- Tobias Wolff

Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god,
and so he decided to teach himself other instruments.
Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin.
- Michael Stipe

Wars teach us not to love our enemies,
but to hate our allies.
- W. L. George

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes,
and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I am a writer of books in retrospect.
I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
- Robert Frost

The way I teach people to sing...
I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like
something they really believe,
like an actor with a monologue.
- Margaret Whiting

A dog will teach you unconditional love.
If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.
- Robert Wagner

My errors will point to thinking men the various roads,
and will teach them the great art of treading on the
brink of the precipice without falling into it.
- Giacomo Casanova

It is strange that the years teach us patience;
that the shorter our time,
the greater our capacity for waiting.
- Elizabeth Taylor

It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song
if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest.
- Barry Mann

I'm an unemployed teacher right now and I'm looking for a place to teach.
- Bobby Knight

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
- Dan Quayle

When you want to win a game, you have to teach.
When you lose a game, you have to learn.
- Tom Landry

We go to school to learn to work hard for money.
I write books and create products that teach people
how to have money work hard for them.
- Robert Kiyosaki

The purpose of morality is to teach you,
not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
- Ayn Rand


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