Instruction Quotes

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“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”
Plato, The Republic

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."

(Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768)”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Early and Miscellaneous Letters of J. W. Goethe: Including Letters to His Mother. With Notes and a Short Biography

John Lubbock
“Our great mistake in education is, as it seems to me, the worship of book-learning–the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind. The children in our elementary schools are wearied by the mechanical act of writing, and the interminable intricacies of spelling; they are oppressed by columns of dates, by lists of kings and places, which convey no definite idea to their minds, and have no near relation to their daily wants and occupations; while in our public schools the same unfortunate results are produced by the weary monotony of Latin and Greek grammar. We ought to follow exactly the opposite course with children–to give them a wholesome variety of mental food, and endeavor to cultivate their tastes, rather than to fill their minds with dry facts. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. What does it matter if the pupil know a little more or a little less? A boy who leaves school knowing much, but hating his lessons, will soon have forgotten almost all he ever learned; while another who had acquired a thirst for knowledge, even if he had learned little, would soon teach himself more than the first ever knew.”
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

Criss Jami
“Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without being able to take it - the blind leading the blind into more blindness.”
Criss Jami, Healology

L. David Marquet
“If you want people to to think, give them intent, not instruction.”
David Marquet

“For this will cure him that is sick, and rouse him that is in dumps; one that has loved, it will remember of it; one that has not, it will instruct. For there was never any yet that wholly could escape love, and never shall there be any, never so long as beauty shall be, never so long as eyes can see. But help me that God to write the passions of others; and while I write, keep me in my own right wits.”
Longus (Longos), Daphnis and Chloe : The Love Romances of Parthenius and other fragments

Christine de Pizan
“[Women] complain about many clerks who attribute all sorts of faults to them and who compose works about them in rhyme, prose, and verse, criticizing their conduct in a variety of different ways. They then give these works as elementary textbooks to their young pupils at the beginning of their schooling, to provide them with exempla and received wisdom, so that they will remember this teaching when they come of age ... They accuse [women] of many ... serious vice[s] and are very critical of them, finding no excuse for them whatsoever.

This is the way clerks behave day and night, composing their verse now in French, now in Latin. And they base their opinions on goodness only knows which books, which are more mendacious than a drunk. Ovid, in a book he wrote called Cures for Love, says many evil things about women, and I think he was wrong to do this. He accuses them of gross immorality, of filthy, vile, and wicked behaviour. (I disagree with him that they have such vices and promise to champion them in the fight against anyone who would like to throw down the gauntlet ...) Thus, clerks have studied this book since their early childhood as their grammar primer and then teach it to others so that no man will undertake to love a woman.”
Christine de Pizan, Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

Debasish Mridha
“Instruction is important but inspiration kindles the candle for a life time.”
Debasish Mridha

Amit Kalantri
“With discipline, you can lose weight, you can excel in work, you can win the war.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Being a mother is not about ‘birthing a child into the world.’ Rather, it is about repeatedly ‘birthing into the child’ a steady sense of their inestimable worth, a prized understanding of their authentic self, a conviction that the impossible is largely the stuff of myth, and an utterly unwavering belief that cold actions of men never represent the warm heart of God. It is the relentless act of birthing these things into the innermost soul of a thirsty child that makes a woman a mother.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

“Anger is very deadly. It leads to intolerance and this causes depression.

I have discovered people who are temperamental need help so they can overcome such challenges.

Running away from challenges doesn't help but confronting the challenges.

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. If you must learn how to control your anger, you must practice it by being around those who usually provoke you the most.

How you respond to their provocation should be rated by you on different occasions, you compare your latest reaction with your past, assess them and think of better ways to improve next time.

Overcoming anger and intolerance is very difficult, but it is possible...it is just a gradual process but change is assured.

Taking advice is easy but following the instructions is difficult but with time, if one is ready to overcome anger, it will be a thing of the past.

Don't give up on yourself!”

Amit Kalantri
“Creativity without discipline will struggle, creativity with discipline will succeed.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“I favor weapons of mass instruction.”
Michael Ray Smith, 7 Days to a Byline that Pays

“The parent is the child's guide. This shepherding process helps a child to understand himself and the world in which he lives. The parent shepherds a child to assess himself and his responses. He shepherds the child to understand not just the "what" of the child's actions, but also the "why." As the shepherd, you want to help your child understand himself as a creature made by and for God. You cannot show him these things merely by instruction; you must lead him on a path of discovery. You must shepherd his thoughts, helping him to learn discernment and wisdom.”
Tedd Tripp

“As a parent, you have authority because God calls you to be an authority in your child's life. You have the authority to act on behalf of God. As a father or mother, you do not exercise rule over your jurisdiction, but over God's. You act at his command. You discharge a duty that he has given. You may not try to shape the lives of your children as pleases you, but as pleases him. All you do in your task as parents must be done from this point of view. You must undertake all your instruction, your care and nurture, your correction and discipline, because God has called you to. ... If you are God's agent in this task of providing essential training and instruction of the Lord, then you, too, are a person under authority. You and your child are in the same boat. You are both under God's authority. You have different roles, but the same Master.”
Tedd Tripp

Tim Hiller
“Don't leave the classroom of pain without gathering wisdom from its instruction.”
Tim Hiller, Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters

“We must stop calling bribes in our higher institutions “helping my child to gain admission.”
Sunday Adelaja

Leo Tolstoy
“La femme est privée de droits parce qu'elle est privée d'instruction, et le manque d'instruction tient à l’absence de droits. N’oublions pas que l'esclavage de la femme est si ancien, si enraciné dans nos mœurs, que bien souvent nous sommes incapables de comprendre l'abîme légal qui la sépare de nous.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Erica Bauermeister
“Break the cinnamon in half.'

The cinnamon stick was light, curled around itself like a brittle roll of papyrus. Not a stick at all, Lillian remembered as she look closer, but bark, the meeting place between inside and out. It crackled as she broke it, releasing a spiciness, part heat, part sweet, that pricked her eyes and nose, and made her tongue tingle without even tasting it.”
Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients

“I would not have you think me regretful, or melancholy. Life has been good to me—and every age has its gifts for the man who is willing to work for them and use them temperately. And nothing is more ungraceful, more ludicrous, than the spectacle of one who attempts to linger over the pleasures of an age he had outlived, and ignore the advantages of his own time of life.”
John D. Swain, A Father to His Son. a Letter to an Undergraduate Upon His Entering College

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The Bible is not a book on how to live your life. It’s a book on how to live above your life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I’m not so sure that the adult within me teaches the child within me. Rather, I think that the child does most of the educating.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Un habile homme dans les affaires est instruit, prudent et actif: si l'un de ces trois merites lui manque, il n'est point habile.”

Immanuel Kant
“Would it not therefore be wiser in moral concerns to acquiesce in the judgement of common reason, or at most only to call in philosophy for the purpose of rendering the system of morals more complete and intelligible, and its rules more convenient for use (especially for disputation), but not so as to draw off the common understanding from its happy simplicity, or to bring it by means of philosophy into a new path of inquiry and instruction?”
Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals

Ehsan Sehgal
“The instruction or forced on one's marital life than the mutual principle is injustice in the sense of its natural right and freedom. One is not a prisoner.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“Grammar belongs in the realm of habit--learned to the point where we are unconscious in our use of it, as we learned it in childhood. Thus to require a choice between 'who' and 'whom' at the beginning of a sentence or between 'I' and 'me' after 'be' or 'than' or 'as' is to invite a centipede to attend to the sequence of his legs in motion.”
Francis Christensen, Notes Toward A New Rhetoric, Six Essays For Teachers

“Mathematics is just a language of instruction.”
Khalid Masood

“Coach Wooden’s approach succeeded: Setting challenging expectations appropriate to each individual; getting to know each individual well and caring for each as a person; tailoring his instructions and support to individual differences; and treating everyone with respect and fairness. It succeeded for him in the classroom, on the court, and in life.”
Swen Nater, You Haven't Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices

“-A Kari Tale
Kari entered under the archway, hitting her chest to get the cold out and stamping snow off her boots.
Prince Thomm ‘The Bored,’ drolly looked up from his metallic spinny globe. “How ever is the weather out there–with the peasants?” he said dryly.
Kari looked up and tee-heed a smile.
“You don’t say,” retorted the Prince.
“Best dress sharp. ’Tis knowing out there.”
douglas laurent

Jean Baudrillard
“The same acting-out, the same loss of distance and the same fall into the real threatens thought too, as soon as it crosses the demarcation line which is that of its impossible exchange with truth, as soon as it comes to act out truth.
Thought must at all costs keep itself from reality, from the real projection of ideas and their translation into acts.
The Overman and the Eternal Return are, in this way, visions and they have the sovereignty of a hypothesis. If we try to turn them into acts or faits accomplis, they become monstrous and ridiculous.
The same goes for less visionary perspectives, such as biogenetic experimentation on the human species: as a hypothesis, this opens up all kinds of metaphysical and anthropological questions. But if we move from potential mutation to real projection (as Peter Sloterdijk does in his Menschenpark project), we lose all philosophical distance; and thought, in mingling with the real course of things, offers merely a false alternative to the operation of the system.
Thought must refrain from instructing, or being instructed by, a future reality, for, in that game, it will always fall into the trap of a system that holds the monopoly of reality.
And this is not a philosophical choice. It is, for thought, a life-and-death question.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

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