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The teacher that I was for decades, and that I ...
by Abdoulaye Wade

The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way,
wondered what was meant by the word education.
I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing
with such an essential and extensive subject.
- Abdoulaye Wade

We wish to ensure that young Africans do not feel disorientated
in the century in which they live.
- Abdoulaye Wade

We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity.
- Abdoulaye Wade

Education for all seems to be the product of a type
of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.
- Abdoulaye Wade

 

Democracy is constructed like an edifice,
freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point.
- Abdoulaye Wade

A small child from a developing country has the advantage,
from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind,
which constitute a sure advantage over the little African
child who has never even held a modern toy.
- Abdoulaye Wade

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

A worker in the rural reconstruction must have:
The body of an athlete
The attitude of a teacher
The mind of a scientist
The heart of a missionary
The spirit of a crusader.
- Jimmy Yen

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

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

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order,
and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
- John Ruskin

Come forth into the light of things,
let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

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.
- Khalil Gibran

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

This is at the heart of all good education,
where the teacher asks students to think and engages
them in encouraging dialogues,
constantly checking for understanding and growth.
- William Glasser

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

A teacher is a person who never says anything once.
- Howard Nemerov

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.
- Frances Farmer

Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes
us pay dearly for its instruction;
and often the profit we derive,
is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

I do readings at the public library.
I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.
- Mark Ruffalo

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

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

I claim Dickens as a mentor.
He's my teacher.
He's one of my driving forces.
- Anne Rice

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

I was a hyper kid in school and the teacher suggested
to my mom she needed to do something with me.
- Devon Sawa

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

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

There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested
in cartooning and he was great.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Your best teacher is your last mistake.
- Ralph Nader

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
- Henny Youngman

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

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship
or conversation with the teacher.
- William Glasser

I really enjoyed hanging out with some of the teachers.
This one chemistry teacher, she liked hanging out.
I liked making explosives.
We would stay after school and blow things up.
- Maya Lin

I feel really good in the teacher role.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

History is the only true teacher, the revolution the
best school for the proletariat.
- Rosa Luxemburg

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
- Tony Visconti

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination,
and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of
his subject as a doctor believes in health.
- Gilbert Highet

That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the
kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom.
They react differently on the next day when you say:
'Sit down and shut-up!'
- Ed O'Neill

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry Adams

My first career was as a coach and a teacher.
- David Friedman

Mike Watt and I had the same teacher.
Mr. Tanaka.
- Krist Novoselic

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist
usually is in the work of any other,
with the possible exception of the teacher who backs
him or the student who honors him.
- Jean Rostand

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist.
Bach made me dedicate my life to music,
and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.
- Nina Simone

Nearly everyone I met, worked with, or read about was my teacher,
one way or another.
- Loretta Young

If we can teach a teacher we can reach more people.
- Richard Stengel

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning
process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
- Arthur Koestler

I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part
of the entertainment business.
I'm a cooking teacher.
- Martin Yan

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

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.
- Marilyn Hacker

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.
- Stevie Wonder

You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day.
- Jay Mohr

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young
blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something
that neither their teacher nor they know.
- Vladimir Nabokov


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