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Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
by A. Bartlett Giamatti

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

No one man is superior to the game.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

 

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving;
it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that
drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand
for the life of them why I would got to work on something
as unserious as baseball.
If they only knew.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

On matters of race, on matters of decency,
baseball should lead the way.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

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There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree.
They are on the left and right.
They are not confined to a single part of the society.
They are terrorists of the mind.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

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

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
- Gail Godwin

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done,
and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
- Ann Richards

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come,
not of booky teaching, but of experience.
- Mark Twain

I think that teaching coaches are the norm now.
- Oscar Robertson

No one should teach who is not in love with teaching.
- Margaret E. Sangster

I served as Dean until 1974, when I stepped down to
return to full time teaching and research.
- Frederick Reines

But these days there are a lot of younger people who
would like to go into teaching but don't because the
economic opportunities are sometimes elsewhere.
- Charles Schumer

My reading is extremely eclectic.
Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics,
so I'm reading a lot about that.
I read books of trivia, of facts.
- Jack Prelutsky

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
- Simone Weil

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books,
but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher,
nor will learning alone do it.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent,
and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

I think teaching should be an exalted profession,
not a picked-on profession.
- Charles Schumer

TV is bigger than any story it reports.
It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
- Fred W. Friendly

Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.
- Stephen Carter

Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people,
which is very gratifying.
- Manuel Puig

Many students graduate from college and professional schools,
including those of social work, nursing,
medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.
- Jon Porter

The processes of teaching the child that everything
cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both
to him and to his teacher.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind,
of whatever kind they may be.
- Franz Boas

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist
teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.
- Ron Reagan

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess
themselves the pupils of history,
anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.
- Douglas Hurd

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness
what the students already believe by virtue of their
personal experiences about themselves and society.
- Paul Wellstone

Some of the speakers we bring on campus may not reflect
official church teaching,
but that's how it is.
- William P. Leahy

From birth to death, anyone can fish.
I just think it's fantastic to see old people going
fishing with young people and teaching them things.
I'm very, very critical.
- Rex Hunt

I learned to impersonate the kind of person that talks about poetry.
It comes from teaching, I think.
- Robert Morgan

Lee's great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance,
not administration and management.
- Cheryl Crawford

The real trouble with film school is that the people
teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't
give the students an idea of what's happening.
- Brian De Palma

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun

I recognized that teaching and research institutions
vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists
also in management functions.
- Richard Ernst

In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities;
ideas generated there filter down through the teaching
profession and the students into the general public.
- B. Carroll Reece

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets
a trophy just for participating.
What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
- Glenn Beck

I just had to plod along without having any teaching,
which was a pity.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

It is no secret that the fruits of language study are
in no sort of relation to the labour spent on teaching and learning them.
- Edward Sapir

This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
- Al Jourgensen

In God, the characteristics of men and women that we
admire in men and women are combined.
That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God
is the combination of opposites.
- Andrew Greeley

We may have forgotten how to feel.
Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after,
as we've heard in fairy tales.
- Yakov Smirnoff

It's not the teaching, it's the learning.
- Sly Stone

Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be -
a messy business.
- Harry Crews

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
- Robert T. Bakker

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced
to the teaching of evolution.
- William Jennings Bryan

The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
- George Savile

I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay
in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order,
so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
- Manuel Puig

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- William Glasser

The only thing that I was equipped for with my very
mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching.
- Helen Garner

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous.
Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise,
I want to help in any way possible.
- Shannon Miller

Through teaching myself how to be happy and get through things,
I hope I can also do that for other people.
- Taryn Manning

If a person wants to be publicly gay,
they should not be teaching in the public schools.
- Jim DeMint

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958,
I could not announce that I was gay to anybody,
though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics
and teaching mathematics.
- Simeon Poisson

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser


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