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Max Beerbohm Quotes and Sayings

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As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good
at all, even in his own generation.
But as a personality, he is immortal.
- Max Beerbohm

Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful.
- Max Beerbohm

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay,
in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual,
for what the gods had given him.
- Max Beerbohm

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
- Max Beerbohm

 

Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently.
Things hitherto undone should be given,
I suspect, a wide berth.
- Max Beerbohm

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand
out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
- Max Beerbohm

We must stop talking about the American dream and start
listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm

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To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
- Max Beerbohm

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
- Max Beerbohm

A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her.
- Max Beerbohm

No Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with the Borgias'.
- Max Beerbohm

It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
- Max Beerbohm

Most women are not as young as they are painted.
- Max Beerbohm

It seems to be a law of nature that no man,
unless he has some obvious physical deformity,
ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
- Max Beerbohm

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
- Max Beerbohm

There is much to be said for failure.
It is much more interesting than success.
- Max Beerbohm

Nobody ever died of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

People are either born hosts or born guests.
- Max Beerbohm

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
- Max Beerbohm

To give and then not feel that one has given is the
very best of all ways of giving.
- Max Beerbohm

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes:
hosts and guests.
- Max Beerbohm

People who insist on telling their dreams are among
the terrors of the breakfast table.
- Max Beerbohm

Some people are born to lift heavy weights,
some are born to juggle golden balls.
- Max Beerbohm

I was a modest, good-humoured boy.
It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
- Max Beerbohm

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.
- Max Beerbohm

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that
period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
- Max Beerbohm

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
- Max Beerbohm

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that
the eyes are the windows of the soul.
- Max Beerbohm

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense
about things that matter.
- Max Beerbohm

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased
with the effect he produces on other people.
- Max Beerbohm

No fine work can be done without concentration and
self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm

You will find my last words in the blue folder.
- Max Beerbohm

You will find that the woman who is really kind to
dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
- Max Beerbohm

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

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

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

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

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

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

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

NASA was going to pick a public school teacher to go into space,
observe and make a journal about the space flight,
and I am a teacher who always dreamed of going up into space.
- Christa McAuliffe

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

I was an elementary school teacher.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.
- Bodhidharma

The impending teacher shortage is the most critical
education issue we will face in the next decade.
- David E. Price

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

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

If you improve a teacher's self-esteem,
confidence, communication skills or stress levels,
you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum.
- Elaine MacDonald

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

Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons.
I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach
your own children yourself,
because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.
- Keith Emerson

As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and
ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
- Bill Moyers

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

That is a secondary teacher conception -
the writer as an observer.
- Peter Bichsel

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.
For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example.
- Timothy McVeigh

If you don't have a teacher you can't have a disciple.
- Dallas Willard


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