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Funny Teaching Quotes
Funny Quotes about Teaching

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The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come,
not of booky teaching, but of experience.
- Mark Twain

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
- Gail Godwin


 

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done,
and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
- Ann Richards

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti


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Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to
get along without his teacher.
- Elbert Hubbard

One of the most important elements in teaching,
conducting, and performing, all three,
is listening.
- Itzhak Perlman

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter.
Yale was a distinct letdown afterward.
- John Knowles

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher,
nor will learning alone do it.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent,
and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
- William Glasser

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser

Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers,
I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
- John Engler

I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind,
of whatever kind they may be.
- Franz Boas

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

It's not the teaching, it's the learning.
- Sly Stone

Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own
writing in important ways,
taking away some of the excitement of poetry.
- Robert Morgan

In God, the characteristics of men and women that we
admire in men and women are combined.
That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God
is the combination of opposites.
- Andrew Greeley

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

I served as Dean until 1974, when I stepped down to
return to full time teaching and research.
- Frederick Reines

Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.
- Robert T. Bakker

I want to thank my mother and my father for teaching me to have a dream.
You are seeing my dream come true.
- Louise Fletcher

The thing I would most like to see invented is a way
of teaching children and grown-ups the difference between right and wrong.
- Robert Maxwell

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography.
- Paul Rodriguez

Teaching was the most pleasant thing I did.
- Earl Butz

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching,
then she will be seen as standing in judgement over
a vast percentage of Europeans.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Through teaching myself how to be happy and get through things,
I hope I can also do that for other people.
- Taryn Manning

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence,
and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
- John Ruskin

I'm not actually teaching any more, but I am writing
pieces for schools all the time,
and for kids.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum.
We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers
how to educate the kids about their musical heritage.
- Margaret Whiting

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a
graduate course at the University of Southern California.
- Shelley Berman

I was aiming for the cooks that I've talked to by teaching
an online course and by traveling,
listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking.
- Sally Schneider

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing,
Literary and Dramatic.
- Shelley Berman

I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years,
at which point all the administrators got a pay raise
and the teaching faculty didn't.
- David Eddings

I was privileged to be able to study a year with Martha Graham,
the last year she was teaching.
- Twyla Tharp

We had two grand antique professors who had been teaching
at Lombard since before I was born.
- Carl Sandburg

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect
for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The greatest difference between now and 1964,
when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty
much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King.
- Jonathan Kozol

This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
- Al Jourgensen

My teaching began in 1936 at Iowa State College where T. W. Schultz was the department chairman.
- George Stigler

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous.
Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise,
I want to help in any way possible.
- Shannon Miller

I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes.
- Aaron Klug

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow
protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside
millennia of moral teaching.
- Warren E. Burger

Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be -
a messy business.
- Harry Crews

I get scared to death when I see people who say they've found Jesus Christ,
and they're out there, and I wonder,
who's teaching them? Who's mentoring them?
- Willie Aames

We spend the first twelve months of our children's
lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve
telling them to sit down and shut up.
- Phyllis Diller

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country
life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and
getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
- Laurie Lee

Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing.
I didn't realize that before.
- Hugh Grant

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
- Simone Weil

But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.
- Dabney Coleman

At my age, you are naturally inclined towards teaching.
- James Levine

Delaware State began as a school bent on service -
teaching education,
social services and nursing.
- Michael N. Castle

Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use
of formal methods is one of the joys of life because
it is so extremely rewarding.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Housework is a breeze.
Cooking is a pleasant diversion.
Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.
But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
- Fawn M. Brodie

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it,
and writing about it.
But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
- Bill Hybels

I teach well.
I used to really like teaching a lot.
I enjoyed it a lot and I was good at it.
- Art Garfunkel

It is normal for politicians in all countries to profess
themselves the pupils of history,
anxious to draw the right lessons from her teaching.
- Douglas Hurd

Teach success before teaching responsibility.
Teach them to believe in themselves.
Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'.
No child wants to fail.
Everyone wants to succeed.
- Al Green

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

I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms.
- John Engler

Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching.
I like teaching, and I do a lot of it.
- James Tobin


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