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Wallace Stegner Quotes and Sayings

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A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.
- Wallace Stegner

Hard writing makes easy reading.
- Wallace Stegner

Most things break, including hearts.
The lessons of life amount not to wisdom,
but to scar tissue and callus.
- Wallace Stegner

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience is a great teacher.
- John Legend

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

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe
in the existence of the soul,
or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
- Allan Bloom

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth".
- Dan Rather

When I started out back in Louisville,
there was Harry Collins.
He was my first teacher.
He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.
- Lance Burton

I was terrified of being a teacher.
To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling.
Imagine!
Standing in front of people!
- John Glover

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

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

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
- Diogenes of Sinope

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
- Minna Antrim

Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher.
When a student asked a question ineptly,
he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know.
- Leslie Fiedler

My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher
and then later a career counselor.
- Steve Case

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

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

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the
world is but a place of many words and man appears
a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
- Joseph Conrad

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

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

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

I spent most of my high school years on movie sets
and I'd have like one teacher,
which was really bad.
- Devon Sawa

I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach,
my teacher, everybody in my life.
- Jet Li

The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.
- Felix Adler

My father also happened to be an intellectual,
as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known.
Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
- James Tobin

Vadim was both my teacher and my husband.
I placed myself entirely in his hands.
- Brigitte Bardot

You know, I loved math.
My mom was a math teacher.
- Joan Cusack

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

Experience is the best teacher of all.
And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist.
Only the journey matters.
- Harry Callahan

My father followed, during most of his life,
the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
- Simon Newcomb

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

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

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

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

I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota,
and I was a teacher for about a minute.
- Loni Anderson

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

For one thing, I teach my students what my teacher for twenty years,
Paul Gavert, told me, 'The voice follows...
the voice follows everything about you...
who you are.'
- Betty Buckley

My father was a schoolteacher and my mother came from a teacher's family.
- Simon van der Meer

Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant.
Of a teacher and a learner.
- John Updike

In high school, I was Mr. Choir Boy.
I had solos, I was helping out the tenors with their
parts and our choir teacher would ask me what songs we should do.
- Lucas Grabeel

I am a teacher, and I am proud of it.
At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates,
and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught
first-year general chemistry.
- Roald Hoffmann

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
- William Hazlitt

Everybody's a teacher if you listen.
- Doris Roberts

I went to a Catholic high school and it seemed like
every time I drew something for a class project,
it either got thrown away by the teacher or something.
- Mike Judge

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

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

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around,
his friends, they were working for the Government and
their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.
- C. L. R. James

I wanted to be a ballet teacher.
- Jaclyn Smith

A teacher should have maximal authority,
and minimal power.
- Thomas Szasz

I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were
possible to find an efficient teacher.
- Gertrude Stein

The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian
teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both
present joy and future hope.
- Mary A. Ward

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

A garden is a grand teacher.
It teaches patience and careful watchfulness;
it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
- Gertrude Jekyll


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