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Instruction Quotes

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Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Self Action

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates correction is stupid.
- Anonymous

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

 

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

I have witnessed how education opens doors,
and I know that when sound instruction takes place,
students experience the joys of new-found knowledge
and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka

I soon gave up instruction for self-teaching.
- Tommy Shaw

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The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
- Joseph Addison

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
- Anne Sullivan

Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even
chopsticks comes with an instruction manual.
Children, despite all their complexity,
do not.
- Lawrence Kutner

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself,
or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction.
No, read in order to live.
- Gustave Flaubert

That children shall be compelled to receive religious
instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents,
is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest.
- Charles Tupper

In many respects, my work is very enjoyable,
for I seem to get on pretty well with the fellows and
enjoy the work of instruction as well as my own studies.
- John Gresham Machen

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent,
stay it with guidance and instruction.
- Xun Zi

I'm a partner in a company called Helicopter Services
and Instruction out of New Jersey.
- Treat Williams

A book is good company.
It is full of conversation without loquacity.
It comes to your longing with full instruction,
but pursues you never.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Well, I did a harmonica instruction tape for Homespun tapes.
- John Sebastian

Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.
A child is given to the universe to be educated.
- Frederick William Robertson

God is an immensity, while this disease,
this death, which is in me, this small,
tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real,
without miracle - or instruction.
- Harold Brodkey

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to
believe that all his powers have been exerted for their
pleasure and instruction.
- Michael Faraday

Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory,
under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist,
or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
- Zebulon Pike

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

What happens when the guy who runs the reactor gets
out of bed wrong or decides,
for some reason, that he wants to override his instruction sheet some afternoon?
- David R. Brower

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes;
and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
- James Anthony Froude

Pornography is the instruction.
Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice,
and battered children are the practice.
- Gloria Steinem

The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good,
must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.
- Sheldon Jackson

Education is not the piling on of learning,
information, data, facts, skills, or abilities -
that's training or instruction -
but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
- Thomas More

There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
chosen people.
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton

The instruction we find in books is like fire.
We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home,
communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
- Voltaire

Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director,
producer, and studio.
But that would be a life not worth living.
- Carter Burwell

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert
a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it,
is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience,
which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
- Horace

Socrates' fame spread all over Greece,
and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him,
in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
- Moses Mendelssohn

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy,
except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
- Edward Gibbon

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
- William Blake

I would rather write for the instruction,
or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich.
- Frederick Marryat

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 was for two years a pupil at the Model School in
Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system,
and if any special religious instruction was given
in connection with that system,
I do not recollect it.
- Edmund Barton

Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good
policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany,
to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed
in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
- Charles Babbage

A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord.
It is personal and private.
It comes from the Lord.
Why is it important to keep sacred writings private?
Because then He will give us more.
- Richard G. Scott

How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction;
how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights
without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge -
just knowledge; not talent,
not genius, not inventive mental powers.
- Frances Wright

In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion.
There they have adopted a system of secular education,
because they have found it impracticable to unite the
religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.
- Richard Cobden

The Bible shows the clear statement of God's purposes concerning the earth,
and man once made its prince.
Its opening chapters show that it was intended for man's instruction.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

If honest of heart and uprightness before God were
lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction,
or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the
declarations of the Word of God,
I made great mistakes.
- George Muller

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject,
perfect freedom of individual treatment,
and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening,
even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
- George P. Baker

The time I trust will come, perhaps within the lives of some of us,
when the outline of this science will be clearly made
out and generally recognised,
when its nomenclature will be fixed,
and its principles form a part of elementary instruction.
- Nassau William Senior

We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic
books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge,
and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs
upon observation and inference,
unmixed with considerations of a different order.
- Asa Gray

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go,
but, without the discipline of real life,
they remain of the nature of theory only.
- Samuel Smiles

This recognition of the earlier human background,
now so obvious to us, did not come all at once,
for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction
is an event less than two centuries old.
- James H. Breasted

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love:
their instruction,
behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love,
respects only affection.
Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
- Michel de Montaigne

If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools,
including elementary grades, include the same portrayals
of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual
instruction? Will there be the same presentation of
homosexual activity? Of course there will.
- Stockwell Day

Gen.
Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children.
Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose,
and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.
- Knute Nelson

To enter by reason means to realize the essence through
instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature,
which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

The object of Literature is to instruct,
to animate, or to amuse.
- George Henry Lewes

If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous,
generous, tolerant, and straightforward,
through which he opens the way to instruct others.
- Xun Zi

His love at once and dread instruct our thought;
As man He suffer'd and as God He taught.
- Edmund Waller

My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams,
and bit by bit, it does seem to be working.
- Theodore Sturgeon

We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us;
for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.
- An Wang

An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look
for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
- John Ashcroft

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures.
Amuse as well as instruct.
If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think
and make him like and believe you.
- Alfred E. Smith

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

I'm the last person who has any desire to instruct anybody in shame.
That's no errand for me.
- Jock Sturges

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies;
seldom safe to venture to instruct,
even our friends.
- Charles Caleb Colton

As far as advice, that will be in my next book,
my next collection.
I certainly never like to instruct anyone,
but just say as I feel.
That's the same as advice, isn't it?
- Fay Wray

I conceive there lies a clear rule in Titus that the
elder women should instruct the younger and then I
must have a time wherein I must do it.
- Anne Hutchinson

Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs.
Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do,
let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings
what we want a computer to do.
- Donald Knuth

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for,
like true friends, they will never fail us -
never cease to instruct -
never cloy.
- Charles Caleb Colton

My books are very few, but then the world is before me -
a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me -
in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure
to furnish something to amuse,
if not to instruct and improve.
- Joseph Howe

You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past
and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future.
The present attempt does not yield to that high office.
It will merely tell how it really was.
- Leopold Von Ranke

Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that
just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.
- Garry Kasparov

I wanted to separate data from programs,
because data and instructions are very different.
- Ken Thompson


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