Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
Humiliation and mental oppression by ignorant and selfish teachers wreak havoc in the youthful mind that can never be undone and often exert a baleful influence in later life.
Einstein didn’t speak until he was four, leading most of his teachers to believe he was crazy. That is until he whipped out the theory of relativity. BAYUM! Showed you guys.
Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few; lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small. Numerous are the academic professors, but rare are wise and noble teachers.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave.
The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.
Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable of knowing.
In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal god.
The great moral teachers of humanity were in a way artistic geniuses in the art of living.
The most important thing is to not stop questioning.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow – perhaps it all will.
I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings.
You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.
I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Many of the things you can count don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count really count.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut