— Menander Athenian playwright of New Comedy -342 - -291 v.Chr
The Girl Who Gets Flogged, fragment 422.
„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
Context: 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. "Civilization," London and Westminster Review (April 1836)
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
Epitaph intended for Sir Isaac Newton.
„I saw on earth another light
Than that which lit my eye
Come forth as from my soul within,
And from a higher sky.“
— Jones Very American poet and essayist 1813 - 1880
From The Light Within
„Will saw the cruelty now as the fierce inevitability of nature. It was not from malice that the Light and the servants of the Light would ever hound the Dark, but from the nature of things.“
— Susan Cooper English fantasy writer 1935
Chapter 12 “The Hunt Rides” (pp. 224-225)
„310. A pupil and a teacher. The pupil will not let anything be explained to him, for he continually interrupts with doubts, for instance as to the existence of things, the meaning for words, etc. The teacher says "Stop interrupting me and do as I tell you. So far your doubts don't make sense at all."“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„If you ask me:"An openly homosexual teacher can work as a teacher? I say no. (...) I'll not do anything to discriminate you, but I'll also not do anything to put your type of relationship on the same level of the natural family.“
— Gianfranco Fini Italian politician 1952
Fini: un gay non puo' fare il maestro http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1998/aprile/09/Fini_gay_non_puo_fare_co_0_9804094008.shtml, Il Corriere della Sera, 9 April 1998.
„span id=But_I_shall>But I shall let the little I have learnt go forth into the day in order that someone better than I may guess the truth, and in his work may prove and rebuke my error. At this I shall rejoice that I was yet a means whereby this truth has come to light.“
— Albrecht Dürer German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist 1471 - 1528
The opening quotation of Introduction, Conjectures and refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge by Karl Popper (1963).
„Attention, attention, the key to practice, so many teachers have said. It’s true. When we come to know, even a little, this truly miraculous and open nature of our being, we begin to appreciate the jewels and riches in these very simple instructions that come down to us through our teachers.“
— Ken McLeod Canadian lama 1948
„So let's not exaggerate.
The light is good; and those coming are good,
their words and actions also good.
And let's hope all goes well.“
— Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933
Context: So let's not exaggerate. The light is good; and those coming are good, their words and actions also good. And let's hope all goes well. But Argos can do without the house of Atreus. Ancient houses are not eternal.
„Like the cellar-growing vine is the Christian who lives in the darkness and bondage of fear. But let him go forth, with the liberty of God, into the light of love, and he will be like the plant in the field, healthy, robust, and joyful.“
— Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887