Showing posts with label teaching. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teaching. Show all posts

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Post #3210

Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
—Marcus Aurelius

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Post #3131

Long is the way (to learning) by rules, short and effective by examples.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Post #2692 - Share your knowledge.

The one exclusive sign of a thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Post #2595

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
—Horace Mann

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Post #2092

Parents' affection is best shown by teaching their children industry and self-denial.
—Burmese Proverb

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Post #1244

There is no attribute of the superior man greater than his helping others to practice virtue.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Post #1219

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
—Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Post #1083

Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
Dalai Lama

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Post #824

What its children become, that will the community become.
—Suzannea LaFollette

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Post #711

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.
—Forest E. Witcraft

Friday, April 30, 2010

Post #210

We have two ears, but only one mouth, so that we may listen more and talk less.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Post #118

The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are.  Hypocrisy is not the parent's first duty.
—George Bernard Shaw

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied...



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