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Teachers open the door

“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” – Jim Henson 

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero

“They know enough who know how to learn.” – Henry Adams

“Success is a poor teacher.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“There is no education like adversity.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese proverb

“There is no failure. Only feedback.” – Robert Allen

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I learned from watching and I learned from doing.” – Claire Bloom

“Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.” – Martin H. Fischer

“You are rewarding a teacher poorly if you always remain a pupil.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

“My whole teaching is simply this: Whatsoever you are, accept it so totally that nothing is left to be achieved, and you will become a white cloud.” – Osho

“Every child is simple, just a clean slate. Then the parents start writing on his slate – what he has to become. Then the teachers, the priests, the leaders – they all go on emphasizing that you have to become somebody; otherwise, you have wasted your life. Just the opposite is the case. You are a being. You need not become anybody else. That is the meaning of simplicity: remaining at ease with one’s being, and not going on any track of becoming – which is unending.” – Osho

“On questioning everything: It would infuriate my parents that I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something, because I asked them why and then I consider whether that response made sense given everything else I know.” – Elon Musk

“I think people can choose to be not ordinary. They can choose to not necessarily conform to the conventions that were taught to them by their parents. So yes, I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk

“Passive acceptance of the teacher’s wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favor of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.” – Bertrand Russell

“The truth is when I went to graduate school I would’ve said I was among the least talented of the students, I was certainly the least smart, or less educated. But I worked very hard.” – Mary Karr

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