Gilbert Highet Quotes

Gilbert Highet Quotes: The art of invective resembles the art of boxing. Very few fights are won with the straight left. It is too obvious, and it can betoo easily countered. The best punches, like the best pieces of invective in this style, are either short-arm jabs, unexpectedly rapid and deadly; or else one-two blows, where you prepare your opponent with the first hit, and then, as his face comes forward, connect with your other fist: one, two. Both are effective; but they can be administered only by a real artist, with a real wish to knock his enemy out.
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Gilbert Highet Quote: At certain times and in certain schools it is orthodox to be a rebel; and in general it is a very poor class that does not contain at least three pupils who can be counted on to oppose the teachers authority and loudly and persistently to question everything he says.
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Quotes about Gilbert Highet: Know the subject; love the subject; like your students; know your students.
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Quote about Gilbert Highet: A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
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Gilbert Highet Sayings: The aim of those who try to control thought is always the same. They find one single explanation of the world, one system of thought and action that will (they believe) cover everything; and then they try to impose that on all thinking people.
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Gilbert Highet Saying: Many of the twisted minds and crippled characters in the world were made by careless parents who kept their children away from knives and fires, but put permanent scars on their souls.
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Sayings about Gilbert Highet: If you do not actually like boys and girls, or young men and young women, give up teaching.
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