— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.“
Kontext: The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples. A noble artist, he has visions of excellence and revelations of beauty, which he has neither impersonated in character, nor embodied in words. His life and teachings are but studies for yet nobler ideals.
„Every person born into this world has a natural right to sustain, preserve, and defend his own life to the best of his ability.“
— Giovanni Boccaccio, kniha Dekameron
Natural ragione è di ciascuno che ci nasce, la sua vita, quanto può, aiutare e conservare e difendere.
First Day, Introduction
The Decameron (c. 1350)
„The teacher does best, not when he explains, but when he impels his pupils to seek themselves the explanation.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Zdroj: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 31
„A teacher who can show good, or indeed astounding results while he is teaching, is still not on that account a good teacher, for it may be that, while his pupils are under his immediate influence, he raises them to a level which is not natural to them, without developing their own capacities for work at this level, so that they immediately decline again once the teacher leaves the schoolroom.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Zdroj: Culture and Value (1980), p. 43e
„As a teacher, as a propagandist, Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal.“
— Max Beerbohm English writer 1872 - 1956
Around Theatres, “A Cursory Conspectus of G.B.S” (1924)
„What good was owning the world when he’d have no choice except to defend himself against every person in it? Personally, he’d rather be a beggar with one true friend than a prince surrounded by two-faced assassins.’ (Aiden)“
— Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965
Zdroj: Upon the Midnight Clear
— Frédéric Bastiat French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly 1801 - 1850
„He said—let me get this right—he said that among the chief reasons we can’t cope with the consequence of our own ingenuity is that whenever a genuinely open-minded teacher tries to pass that attitude on to his pupils, the entrenched authorities grow frightened and shut his mouth.“
— John Brunner, kniha The Stone That Never Came Down
Zdroj: The Stone That Never Came Down (1973), Chapter 10 (p. 77)
— Oscar Hammerstein II American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals 1895 - 1960
"Getting to Know You", The King and I (1956).
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
— Hans Hofmann American artist 1880 - 1966
Henry Brooks Adams, in The Education of Henry Adams (1907)
„We are not so absurd as to propose that the teacher should not set forth his own opinions as the true ones and exert his utmost powers to exhibit their truth in the strongest light.“
— John Stuart Mill British philosopher and political economist 1806 - 1873
"Civilization," London and Westminster Review (April 1836)
Kontext: We are not so absurd as to propose that the teacher should not set forth his own opinions as the true ones and exert his utmost powers to exhibit their truth in the strongest light. To abstain from this would be to nourish the worst intellectual habit of all, that of not finding, and not looking for, certainty in any teacher. But the teacher himself should not be held to any creed; nor should the question be whether his own opinions are the true ones, but whether he is well instructed in those of other people, and, in enforcing his own, states the arguments for all conflicting opinions fairly.
„“Culture” means … the cultivation of the mind, the taking care and improving of the native faculties of the mind in accordance with the nature of the mind. Just as the soil needs cultivators of the soil, the mind needs teachers. But teachers are not as easy to come by as farmers. The teachers themselves are pupils and must be pupils. But there cannot be an infinite regress: ultimately there must be teachers who are not in turn pupils. Those teachers who are not in turn pupils are the great minds.“
— Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973
“What is liberal education,” p. 3
Liberalism Ancient and Modern (1968)
— Martin H. Fischer American university teacher (1879-1962) 1879 - 1962
— Hector Berlioz French Romantic composer 1803 - 1869
Le temps est un grand maître, dit-on; le malheur est qu'il soit un maître inhumain qui tue ses élèves.
Letter written in November 1856, published in Pierre Citron (ed.) Correspondance générale (Paris: Flammarion, 1989) vol. 5, p. 390; Paul Davies About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996) p. 214.
— Бел Кауфман, kniha Up the Down Staircase
Part VI, ch. 29 (Samuel Bester)
Up the Down Staircase (1965)
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Zdroj: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
„Once in a blue moon a captain imposes his influence not just upon his opponents, but on a generation of cricketers, by the sheer force of his personality.“
— James Coldham 1924 - 1987
F.S. Jackson, A Cricketing Biography (1989)
— Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929 - 2016
Kontext: A person’s true means of expression is his life. Living the shame of life and maintaining silence, that was the greatest accomplishment of all.