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Sidney Hook Quotes and Sayings

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Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them
in advance that they are doomed to failure.
- Sidney Hook

Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what
is itself actively intolerant.
- Sidney Hook

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey
of existence from the standpoint of value.
- Sidney Hook

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

 

To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
- Sidney Hook

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations
and socialism by its hopes and aspirations;
capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
- Sidney Hook

Before impugning an opponent's motives,
even when they legitimately may be impugned,
answer his arguments.
- Sidney Hook

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Wisdom is a kind of knowledge.
It is knowledge of the nature, career,
and consequences of human values.
- Sidney Hook

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance,
dogmatism, and foolishness.
- Sidney Hook

Those who say that life is worth living at any cost
have already written an epitaph of infamy,
for there is no cause and no person that they will
not betray to stay alive.
- Sidney Hook

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers,
not methods and techniques.
The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
- Sidney Hook

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students,
and turns them into prunes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond
a narrow circle of students,
of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
- Frederick Pollock

Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.
- Bernie Worrell

Brian and I were both science students.
You know science sort of math and physics side,
you know.
- John Deacon

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry,
creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among
students and become their role model.
- Abdul Kalam

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

It's a staggering transition for high school students
that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs.
- John Gardner

Instead of educating students, these professors are
trying to indoctrinate them.
- David Horowitz

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

Students don't know who Mark Twain was because he wasn't on the test.
- Kinky Friedman

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

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 telephone survey says that 51 percent of college
students drink until they pass out at least once a month.
The other 49 percent didn't answer the phone.
- Craig Kilborn

My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance,
because in those days the overwhelming number of students
came from more of a public school background than I did.
- Roger Bannister

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160,
the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what
the major and minor genres of folklore are,
and how they can be analyzed.
- Alan Dundes

My report card always said, 'Jim finishes first and
then disrupts the other students'.
- Jim Carrey

The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime.
- Edward Tufte

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't
relate by talking to a group of friendly students,
he'll never be a competent teacher.
- William Glasser

I feel I learned as much from fellow students as from the professors.
- Jack Steinberger

To those of you who received honours,
awards and distinctions, I say well done.
And to the C students, I say you, too,
can be president of the United States.
- George W. Bush

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

A lot of my students are Asian-American,
and it has been thrilling to watch them break through
the stereotypes into something alive and surprising.
- Robert Morgan

Is it not dangerous to have students study together for years,
copying the same models and approximately the same path?
- Theodore Gericault

Students of American glass must always keep in mind
that the creations they collect are truly examples
of our American culture...
and thus have historical significance.
- James Lafferty

Typically, students slide into debt through the extension
(by credit card companies) of unaffordable credit lines.
- Robert Manning

The educational resources provided by a child's fellow
students are more important for his achievement than
are the resources provided by the school board.
- James S. Coleman

We are fortunate to live an area that is blessed with
outstanding schools and educators.
We are proud of the quality of education that they
provide to local students.
- Kenny Marchant

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin,
barefoot irreverence to their studies;
they are not here to worship what is known,
but to question it.
- Jacob Bronowski

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

I admired what my students were writing,
but I think their improvement doesn't directly result
from me but from being in a class,
being with each other.
- Thom Gunn

It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that
the master makes the school;
the students make it!
- Robert Musil

John Updike is always fun.
And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon.
And Harold Bloom, another former student.
- M. H. Abrams

We can do it better, more consistently,
and in the end, it will cost us less because the students
that we produce will be superior to those without technology experience.
- Major Owens

The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the
important need to make higher education more affordable
and easier to access for low and middle-income students.
- Ron Lewis

It can be summed up in one sentence.
Does this person have something to teach my students?
No one has ever let us down.
- James Lipton

I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students
at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts,
educated their parents and themselves,
and believed in me.
- Ryan White

Real education should consist of drawing the goodness
and the best out of our own students.
What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
- Cesar Chavez

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

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

Running a school where the students all succeed,
even if some students have to help others to make the grade,
is good preparation for democracy.
- William Glasser

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

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks
in the top ten percent of students,
but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class.
- Thomas Sowell

Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing
students with a broad education.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Parochial schools in the United States are also responsible
for educating students from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds,
including many who are non-Catholic.
- Mark Foley

There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred -
by living our ideals,
the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers,
exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
- Helen Thomas

It really pains me greatly to hear from graduate students
that graduate education is a lower priority here.
- Ruth J. Simmons

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
- Charles Kuralt

Education should be one of our top funding priorities;
talking about it does not help the teachers and students
who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- Solomon Ortiz

We've been doing this here since 1968,
so we have been identified as an example of a free,
democratic school, and many professors want to expose
their students to our philosophy.
- Daniel Greenberg

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers,
motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.
- Imogen Cunningham

When schools produce students who learned to think
on the left or on the right,
they're not thinking for themselves.
- David Horowitz

Credit card companies pay college students generously
to stand outside dining halls,
dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow
students to apply for credits cards.
- Louise Slaughter

Most students have thoughts about emigrating to Israel.
A significant number go on aliyah.
We are proud of our Israel programs,
which come at a considerable cost to the university.
- Norman Lamm

Until these college students came into town,
we were all very poor and didn't have money to do anything.
- Santiago Durango

Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University
and the students who attend it.
- Michael N. Castle


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