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My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn’t because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.
If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children.
We are taught to consume. And that’s what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it’s just a mind set, that it’s just an addiction, then we wouldn’t be out there stepping on people’s hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
There are a lot of little lessons that can be taught around the home without sitting a child down and boring them to death with your philosophy of life!
My dad taught me; Mr. Steven Seagal taught me, also.
My father has taught me all the tricks of the boys at an early age, which has made me very careful.
It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self.
My dad always taught me to never be satisfied, to want more and know that what is done is done.
I tell the story of eight forgotten founders, people like Canassatego, an Iroquois Indian Chief, who taught Benjamin Franklin about federalism, about the idea that you can form a confederacy in which the central power has only limited powers and local control is retained.
My only books were woman’s looks, and folly’s all they’ve taught me.
I’m very hard on myself because I know how good my body can look. Dorie has taught me to use less weight and more repetition so I don’t become too muscular.
My parents are very conservative. They taught me the value of hard work – don’t depend on other people, do it yourself.
I’ve had 60 years of ups and downs, and all of the downs that I’ve had, I’m happy that I’ve had them because it’s taught me to appreciate all the ups.
When I was younger, my grandma taught me how to cut patterns and sew.
North Korea has taught a great lesson to all the countries in the world, especially the rogue countries of dictatorships or whatever: if you don’t want to be invaded by America, get some nuclear weapons.
My mom taught me the power of love. I learned to focus on the long-term big picture from my father. His sense of humor and light-hearted approach always make me smile. My husband is a pivotal anchor in my life. His influence encourages me to be independent and take risks.
My dad always taught me never to give up in my mind. You can never really beat me. It sounds ridiculous, but I will always come back for you. You can’t beat someone who never gives up. I could lose 100 times to you, but I will always get you. I will die trying. This applies not only to swimming but to my life as well.
I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down.
We rarely see cisgender heterosexual men in positions where they’re nurturers. We only paint femmes, trans women, and cis women as nurturers, and because of toxic masculinity, men are taught not to be that way.
I grew up in a family of strong women and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother and big sister. They taught me to respect women in a way where I’ve always felt a strong emotional connection to women, which has also helped me in the way I approach my work as an actor.
I think it is widely agreed that Carl Steinitz, over the 50 years he taught at Harvard, has been one of the most important figures in influencing the theory and practice of landscape architecture and the application of computer technology to planning.
My parents never forced things on my brother and me: not our faith, not our sports, not our friends. Yet they taught us about surrounding ourselves with the right people: the kind of people we want to be.
As an actor, the first thing you’re taught is, ‘Don’t look into the camera; ignore it.’
Boxing has taught me to be disciplined, to be respectful to those around me. I am able to travel the world, meet a lot of people, and make new friends.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
I know I’m not creating transcendent works that will someday be taught in college. All I do is entertain. I try to entertain others by sending them into another world for a few hours. When I see my books read on the beach, the pages dabbed with suntan lotion, then I feel as if I’ve done my job.
I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I’m still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.
The way children are taught football doesn’t encourage skill; the focus is on other areas.
Modern psychology has pointed to the need of educating people to use a much larger portion of the mind. Transcendental meditation fulfills this need. And it can be taught very easily.
We made ‘Baahubali’ with pure intentions. It taught us that we might be remembered for the rest of our lives if we do something with good intentions in our hearts.
The reality, as the battlefield taught us, is that a 20th-century organizational system is simply insufficient for the speed of the information age.
Sally Field taught me to do needlepoint on ‘Steel Magnolias,’ and a standby painter on ‘Pelican Brief’ taught me to knit. I’m pretty good at it now!
My mother taught me to be honest no matter what situation takes place in my life, to be honest and to stay humble.
My experiences have taught me a lot and I’m happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
My whole life in the streets, I was taught not to answer questions and just keep my mouth shut.
Fortunately, I never had to do the waiter thing. When I got out of college, I immediately started to teach acting. One of the first jobs I had was in a federally-funded program where I taught drama to young people.
Personally, I think universities are finished. So much rubbish gets taught.
I like my life. I’ve had a good life. I think the reason is my parents taught me that life is a burden. But if you take it one day at a time, it’s an easy burden.
While I respect all genders, I do not wish to acknowledge homosexuals as I have been taught that God created man and woman with specific characteristics and duties.
One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
My dad prepared me for the worst of times while also enabling me to succeed in the best. He taught me to confront the insidiousness of racism head on, no matter what the ramification, so it will not fester. Defeat it and get past it. That was The Talk. Nothing scared me after that.
My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people’s opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will.
My parents taught me to believe that through the creative act, we’re able to transcend and give a response to desecration.
Growing up in America is like being taught to be stupid.
My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.
I think the best of us comes when we are working together collectively. And it doesn’t mean that we can’t disagree. We’ve got to learn, as Dad taught us, to disagree without being disagreeable.
My grandson Sam Saunders has been playing golf since he could hold a club and I spent a lot of time with him over the years. Like my father taught me, I showed him the fundamentals of the game and helped him make adjustments as he and his game matured over the years.
Study how to write smart contracts, which is the basic unit of programming a blockchain for business purposes. It is the equivalent of being taught HTML and Java during the early Internet days. And master how to create assets or tokenize existing ones on a blockchain.
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
When I was a young kid, girls were taught that their role in life was to get married and have children. It was the 1950s. Those were the rules.
‘Superstar’ Billy Graham was someone that my dad taught from A to Z, from tying up to submission wrestling. Billy was more of a showman than a wrestler. My dad used to love tying Billy in knots, and Iron Sheik would be watching.
I went to Yale to earn a law degree. But that first year at Yale taught me most of all that I didn’t know how the world of the American elite works.
My diabetes is such a central part of my life… it did teach me discipline… it also taught me about moderation… I’ve trained myself to be super-vigilant… because I feel better when I am in control.
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
I think the most important thing journalism taught me is to mine for details. The details are key. You can’t try to be funny or strange or poignant; you have to let the details be funny or strange or poignant for you.
The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered… This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us.
David and his followers taught no new doctrines, in their dispersion or when they came to power, that can be brought to countenance thee at all in shaving off thy beard.
I created myself. I have taught myself so much.
I was kind of a wild child. I wasn’t taught the niceties of life.
If all girls turn strong within themselves, men with bad intentions can be taught apt lessons.
They taught me different was wrong.
Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.
I taught myself to drive. I hope that the child in me never dies.
Sparky Anderson taught me this a long time ago: ‘There’s three ways you can treat a person. You can pat ’em on the butt, you can kick ’em in the butt, or you can leave ’em alone.’
When I was 12, we began hosting exchange students from Norway, Sweden, Japan and Spain. I soon realized there was a whole world out there. I was determined to spend my sophomore year in high school abroad. My school taught only Spanish, but I wanted to go to France, and I did.
This has taught me that being pleasant is always so much more productive, for I know well the rewards for being good-natured.
You didn’t have to tell a girl with no legs that she, you know, I knew I was different. I was missing half of my body. But I really had incredible parents who really taught me that, you know, God has always had a special a plan for me.
And I taught acting for years, and without knowing it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing.
I enjoy it; my experiences abroad have taught me the importance of an open mind and have given me a willingness to wander off the beaten path – not only to keep life interesting, but also to understand in a meaningful way that things do not look the same from every vantage point.
My mom has passed down that you can be chic and look beautiful, and you don’t have to break the bank. I grew up like that. She also taught me I don’t have to stress all the time. She’s always been a go-with-the-flow type of woman; that’s how she raised us, and I find that’s how I’m raising my little girls now.
I like discovering stories where I’m laughing and I’m learning. It’s like, ‘How was I never taught that in school?’
It’s disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey. There’s no bravado to any of it; it’s just a disgusting little trick.
Tintin comics evoke Bermuda, where my parents doled out comics for good behavior and my grandmother taught me how to shuffle cards.
I adore clothes – they’re my weakest link! My mother was the same, and she taught me always to look polished.
My education was dominated by modernist thinkers and artists who taught me that the supreme imperative was courage to face the awful truth, to scorn the soft-minded optimism of religious and secular romantics as well as the corrupt optimism of governments, advertisers, and mechanistic or manipulative revolutionaries.
What I taught myself was that in any problem you get, you’ve got to come up with an innovative, brilliant, kind of unusual, stunning solution.
When I was younger, my dad taught me how to cook. He’s a genius in the kitchen. I went to Vietnam with my parents, and I went on a cooking course with him.
I got taught a lot of great lessons by superhero comics as a kid about virtue and self-sacrifice and responsibility. And those were an important part of imprinting my DNA with ethical and moral values.
When I was younger I was taught that a winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.
My own mother always taught me that fairness was a family value – I think equal pay is about fairness for everyone.
Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
I feel that if you shelter your kids from everything, one day they are going to be out in the world on their own, and they are going to have to figure it out. You can’t give them a test if you never taught them anything that’s on the test. They’re going to fail.
I used to wait tables at Gladstone’s, a seafood restaurant, day in and day out. I made some of my best friends there. I taught dance and acting lessons to kids. It was awesome – an outreach program, Voices Unheard. I was a messenger for a couple of months.
My father always taught me to appreciate what you’re fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children, especially the ones who need our help.
Studies have identified a significant ‘skills gap’ between what students are currently being taught and the skills employers are seeking in today’s global economy. Our children must be better prepared than they are now to meet the future challenges of our ever-changing world.
I was raised Catholic, and my grandmother taught me to stay. As a teenager, I thought if you went on a date, you should stay for a couple of years. I didn’t realize that if he wasn’t your cup of tea, you got to leave.
My previous bosses – Louis van Gaal and Marcello Lippi, to name two – have all taught me something.
No force can conquer the service personnel and people who, in support of their great leader, have turned out in the struggle to defend their country with confidence in the validity of their cause and their own strength – this is a law and a truth taught by history.
There is one thing I have never taught my body how to do and that is to figure out at 6 A.M. what it wants to eat at 6 P.M.
You’ve heard me call myself a bluesman and a blues singer. I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man. Well, that’s because there’s been so many can do it better’n I can, play the blues better’n me. I think a lot of them have told me things, taught me things.
One of the things that I was taught in Portland is ‘Never too high, never too low.’
You may not hear much bluegrass on the surface of my music, but I feel the emotion I put in a song comes from bluegrass. Bluegrass taught me to interpret a song, not just sing it.
I remember being, like, 5 years old, and my dad took me to a Yankees-Mets game. My dad had me on his shoulders and taught me one of the most important lessons about sports. He said, ‘Jesse, just remember one thing, the Mets suck.’
The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
My point is that, over the years, I’ve taught five thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids, having the same break I had as a high school girl.
One thing I was taught growing up is it’s only pressure when you’re not prepared. And you’re just not working hard. Those are two things I do all the time.
Tennis was a particularly interesting growing-up experience. It’s actually a difficult way of growing up because it’s such an individual sport. It taught me a lot of life lessons that have been helpful later in my life.
Some girls are taught to be sexy.
Many people have trouble with forgiveness because they have been taught it is a singular act to be completed in one sitting. That is not so. Forgiveness has many layers, many seasons.
My mom actually taught fifth grade, so… I’m good with fifth graders. That’s, like, my specialty.
I’ve just taught thousands of people over the radio in the USA how to mend broken watches and broken house appliances. I am a catalyst or trigger to access these powers.
I don’t have much positive to say about motor neurone disease. But it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I could still do.
Public service has allowed me to put values my parents taught me into action.
Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing.
My father was strict and always taught me, no matter who it is, everybody is an uncle. To me, everybody was someone I respect like family. I grew up with that.
Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care.
Someone taught me how to eat properly. Learning from others is important when it’s not working for yourself.
My dad taught me how to fish. When I am stand in a trout stream now, and I have the waders on, and I’ve got a fly rod in my hand, or I am fishing for bass, I think of sitting in a boat with my dad. How can that be a bad experience?
I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.
As a child, I was taught that you can achieve, and you can do anything you want.
The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.
Feeling gratitude isn’t born in us – it’s something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children.
You can’t be taught to be brainy. You’ve either got it or you don’t.
Me, I was waiting tables of 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools, and taught elementary school.
My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball’s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
I taught workshops at universities. I wrote for magazines. This took time and insane amounts of juggling, but it’s how I earned a living.
One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught.
That’s what we’re taught to do in Britain – you protect your castle.
We lived in the schoolhouse of the village school in Church Preen, in deepest Shropshire, and my mum was the schoolmistress. She taught the juniors, and one other teacher taught the infants. I went there from the age of three, no doubt as a form of childcare.
My mother always taught us that if people don’t agree with you, the important thing is to listen to them. But if you’ve listened to them carefully and you still think that you’re right, then you must have the courage of your convictions.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
One of the things I’ve been taught by Native American elders is the importance of patience, of waiting to do things when the time is right.
Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium.
How can you dare teach a man to read until you’ve taught him everything else first?
You’re kind of taught that the role of a business person is the decision making.
In my other work as a self-defense instructor, I have taught the importance of listening to one’s gut instincts.
When I was six years old, Mom and Dad gave me a guitar for my birthday, and Daddy taught me the chords to ‘You Are My Sunshine.’
The French revolution taught us the rights of man.
I actually really enjoy cooking. Gordon Ramsay taught me how to do a great beef Wellington.
My first job was as a groundskeeper at the local ballpark in the town where I grew up. There was a lot of down time, and I got to drive tractor, so it was pretty good gig. I’ve also taught creative writing, dabbled in reviewing and journalism, and toiled as a screenwriter.
What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
I’ve been reading Greek mythology since I was a kid. I also taught it when I was a sixth grade teacher, so I knew a lot of mythological monsters already. Sometimes I still use books and Web sites to research, though. Every time I research Greek mythology, I learn something new!
I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
From as young as I can remember, I always wanted to be a singer… My mum taught me ‘Going Down the Garden to Eat Worms’ for a competition when I was about 4.
Injury taught me I need to learn how to face challenges.
It’s part of my Special Forces training. You’re taught to come up with a solutions, not look for excuses.
I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me, and songs that I learned for the recordings. But, then I learned to speak Italian. When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day. She wouldn’t let me speak a word of English.
Listen to advice. You don’t know how many writer’s conferences I’ve taught at where at least half the audience fights all the conventions of the field.
People often ask how my hair has that supreme fullness even at midnight. Here’s a trick that one of our Fox News stylists taught me: Backcomb your hair just at the crown for height, and then put a large velcro roller there and wear it for as long as you can. I keep rollers in until showtime.
I talk about my faith. I talk about positive things that I’ve dealt with that have taught me things, and I talk about negative things that I’m dealing with.
John Henry Lloyd is the man I gave the credit to for polishing my skills. He taught me how to play third base and how to protect myself. John taught me more baseball than anyone else.
I spent two years working on building sites, working on the railways as a guard and in a racing stable, exercising racehorses. I learnt to build relationships. The experience of not being stuck in some middle-class bubble taught me things that being at university hadn’t.
My father taught me respect for quality as well as a sense of dignity – great values as we face a world going in a different direction. I try to teach my children to stay close to the real things.
I love putting myself in survival simulation. Whenever I get an off, I often go out for camping, and thanks to my brother who has taught me all the survival skills.
My mother taught children to love to dance.
For conclusion, I say the philosopher teacheth, but he teacheth obscurely, so as the learned only can understand him; that is to say, he teacheth them that are already taught.
What ‘SNL’ taught me that was useful on ‘The Watch’ was, only put in bad words if they can get a laugh – there was no need for swear words and beeps in places that weren’t necessary. Those beeps should only be in there when they mean something and it’s important to the joke.
A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class.
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts.
We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
I wish the children could be taught early on that our thinking creates our experience.
It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame’s sake.
Poetry helps me understand who I am. It helps me understand the world around me. But above all, what poetry has taught me is the fact that I need to embrace mystery in order to be completely human.
I do owe Mickey one thing: he taught me how much I enjoyed sex.
Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years. It’s a name that the streets taught me, a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment.
I was a hyperactive kid, and it took awhile for me to find the right teacher. My master was a Shaolin kung fu teacher, but he also taught tai chi, Chinese medicine, brush painting – he was adept at all facets of Chinese culture.
My dad was a congressman, and he taught me at a very early age, ‘They voted for me, they view me as theirs, and I am.’ Our family’s phone in Memphis was always listed. It rang all day and all night.
To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
I’m half Hawaiian and the haka is a very sacred thing, something your family teaches you – my father taught me.
I also taught myself how to blow glass using a propane torch from the hardware store and managed to make some elementary chemistry plumbing such as tees and small glass bulbs.
I’m just really supportive of everyone – even though I believe that things should be equal, people have different circumstances in their life that have taught them to be who they are. Even if I don’t agree with them, I don’t judge them. I’m a really non-judgmental person.
Student life taught me a lesson – never bow down your head. Be straightforward and bold in whatever you do.
A surprising number of people – including many students of literature – will tell you they haven’t really lived in a book since they were children. Sadly, being taught literature often destroys the life of the books.
Young boys must be taught to play football without leading with or lowering their heads. Young players must be drilled over and over and over with Heads Up Football skills until that skill set becomes muscle memory and second nature.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
When I arrived, Madrid taught me to fight until the end. You win the finals. I’ve learned a lot with Real Madrid about this.
My father was a great example of a strong and good man and Christian man, and my mother taught all my six sisters how to be young ladies and mothers and how to take care of your family. And so I think they were – they still are – great examples for all of us to their kids and to the world, too.
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
Being human means there’s a wall-builder in each of us. Our minds naturally divide the world into me and not-me, us and them. For thousands of years, our sages have taught that we’re all one, yet we still divide wherever we look.
As a Jew, I was taught that it was ethically imperative to speak up and to speak out against arbitrary state violence. That was part of what I learned when I learned about the Second World War and the concentration camps.
No, I think it taught me to be independent and never expect a handout and never wait for anybody to hand you anything in any aspect of my life.
I was 17, and all I wanted to do was to get away from England and the awful, boring boarding schools I’d been going to there. The last one was taught by monks, and I couldn’t wait to get out.
I always loved Japanese movies. And they had an enormous impact in France – the Nouvelle Vague took so much from them. It taught us how the camera was placed in the centre of the action.
It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.
You have to come in and be that character when you walk into the room. That’s what one of my first acting teachers taught me. You know, don’t go in there being Jennifer and then expect to flip and change, because they’re not going to have that imagination.
For shameful deeds are taught by shameful deeds.
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
I’m very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
One of my best friends was gay and Mormon, and I saw how conflicted he was. It was the first time my faith didn’t align with my mind and heart and the first time I was being taught something at church that I was like, ‘Hey, this doesn’t seem right.’
I’ve taught Sunday school, I’ve sung in the choir, I directed a choir.
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody’s word about them.
My mother and father taught me about black excellence and dynasty. They experienced racism personally, and when something like that happens to you and not around you, you develop a different perception than someone who has never experienced racism a day in their lives.
I was always taught, even as a kid, playing against grown men, you get better.
French women famously take care over their appearance, but this wasn’t instilled in me as I grew up. I was taught that beauty comes from different places, from the inside and from the outside.
If we would change the basis and align what is taught in school with what is needed with business… that’s where I came up with this idea of ‘new collar.’ Not blue collar or white collar.
I never taught my girls to play golf; they all played softball.
I was taught that if you’re going to study something, you must understand it deeply and be familiar with primary sources. But if you write a history of the whole world, you can’t do this. That’s the trade-off.
Three years at the institute had not taught me as much as two weeks on the sets of ‘Susman.’
I taught myself confidence. When I’d walk into a room and feel scared to death, I’d tell myself, ‘I’m not afraid of anybody.’ And people believed me. You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world.
If there was no Bill Bowerman, there would have been no me. He had about as much of an impact on my life as any one person could have. He taught me about competition and ingrained it in me. He taught me not to praise ordinary performances.
Marc Lore has been a mentor of mine for a long time. He taught me how to hire people and how to do the hardest thing in business, which is to make a great culture. I believe Marc is the most innovative and ambitious e-commerce entrepreneur on the planet.
Some of the things I’m most proud of, it isn’t because I think it’s my best work; it’s because of something that it’s taught me.
My own grandmother went to great lengths to make sure I knew simple things like how and when to open the door for a lady. And the best thing my mama taught me was to pray.
I feel like anything I’m doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I’ve always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life.
AIDS can destroy a family if you let it, but luckily for my sister and me, Mom taught us to keep going. Don’t give up, be proud of who you are, and never feel sorry for yourself.
Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.
Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars, and then just jump off headfirst.
My mom and dad always taught acting, so instead of getting me babysitters, they would just bring me to class.
Pictures may serve as helps to religion but are only an appendix to idolatry, for the people must be taught to believe in false gods and in the power of saints before they will learn to worship their images.
Visit a typical science classroom and you will discover far more than empirical facts being taught. The dominant worldview among scientific intellectuals is evolutionary naturalism, which holds that humans are essentially biochemical machines.
I didn’t learn anything about acting until I joined the Group Theatre. They taught me an entirely new approach, an entirely new technique.
The Dalai Lama has taught me that the best way to live life is to try and avoid desire. Desire is really the basic source of unhappiness.
I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head.
When I was a child, my father taught me to put up my fists like a boy and to be prepared to defend myself at all times.
My family taught me radical politics from the beginning, but I also learned to prove myself in elite institutions.
Jeff Bridges taught me a lot about how to keep a scene fresh.
One of the first things I was taught as an actor was, ‘Don’t judge the character.’
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.
When I got out of coaching, I had taught a class at the University of California, an extension class on football for fans. I was looking for tools. I was showing them films. I was going to write a textbook. Trip Hawkins came to me about making it a game for computers.
I was taught to whistle as a little girl by an undertaker. I used to sit in his workshop, watching him planing wood for the coffins, and he used to whistle all the time – and eventually I started whistling, too. I can whistle anything, particularly trumpet tunes from Classic FM.
As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
The most important lesson my parents taught me is that writing is a job, one that requires discipline and commitment. Most of the time it’s a fun job, a wonderful job, but sometimes it isn’t, and those are the days that test you.
My mother taught me a lot about respect for all living things – for plants and animals. I am a vegetarian. I was brought up that way.
I taught myself to read when I was three by comparing the letters in my Mother Goose book with the rhymes I had memorised.
I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They’ve taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
It taught me something. It taught you your craft.
My parents are strict, but the most important thing they have taught me is to be humble and kind and to always treat others as I would like to be treated myself.
My previous experiences taught me my true passion was working with the players. I love the business. I love sports. I love everything about the team aspect. But I have this deep appreciation for the players and their perspective.
I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that’s taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.
Being kind is the most important thing I’ve ever been taught. That’s what my parents always told me – more important than ambition or success is being kind to people. The cornerstone of my life. What I aspire to is to be kind.
When I started out back in Louisville, there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.
One thing about being a stand-up is it’s a one-man show. You gotta do everything. You’re the producer, writer, director, and the actor. You just gotta be out there and perform and give your all. It’s such an honest form of art that it just taught me so much, and it kind of prepared me for manhood at an early age.
Crows are incredibly smart. They can be taught five things on the drop.
My father wasn’t a hard guy. He was a well-liked guy. He had a lot of compassion about things in life. There were rules, but there was also flexibility within those rules. He didn’t push me when it came to golf: he just taught me the right way to play the game.
One lesson learned is you’ve got to finish the scenario with excellence. You just cannot stop. You have to complete this, and I think that’s where Apple has taught us all what experience excellence means in the creation of categories.
I’m a humble kid. I grew up with Filathlitikos. There were some people in Filathlitikos that taught to me how to stay humble. It was coach Tzivas that never allowed me to get carried away. That’s who I am.
My dad was a great business guy, and he always taught us that his business acumen would put his workers’ kids through school, and their great artistry… would put my brothers and me through school.
I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
I was 18, at art school, and saw this cute boy playing banjo. I was obsessed. I taught myself how to play. I listened to a lot of country and just messed around. The second song I wrote on the banjo was ‘Good to Be a Man.’ That what’s got me signed.
My mom always taught me – you know, little boys listen to their moms too much – that whatever you put into something is what you’re going to get out of it.
No one ever taught me and I can’t teach anyone. If you can’t explain it, how can you take credit for it?
You know growing up in Sweden meant we had a lot of rain when we played tennis. We were taught on clay courts but because of the weather, we had to go indoors a lot.
My two main trainers were John Dahmer and DJ Hyde. DJ Hyde mainly taught me how to be tough: I mean, the beatings that he used to give the students as far as wrestling initiations go were as tough as they come, and I’m thankful for it.
More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
In colleges throughout America, students are taught to have disdain for the white race. I know this sounds incredible, or at least exaggerated. It is neither.
I attended classes and taught classes, in Food Anthropology at Pace University, with an anthropology professor. You can trace history by the architecture and food of a place. Food is one of those things that transcends and stays in the culture.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
The American dream, what we were taught was, grow up, own a car, own a house. I think that dream’s completely changing. We were taught to keep up with the Joneses. Now we’re sharing with the Joneses.
Writing is like jazz. It can be learned, but it can’t be taught.
The people I see be the most successful are the people who have an inner confidence and an inner strength that comes from the character they display away from the stage and from what their parents taught them.
Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
I make mistakes daily, letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it, letting go of impatience and intolerance along the way.
This taught me a lesson, but I’m not quite sure what it is.
There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.
At our college we were taught a universal approach to find out about a person: what problems the person has, what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings.
There’s really nobody who taught me how to dress.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
But… watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form.
My mother taught me what it is to have a sense of humour; my dad, who was a headmaster, everything you need to know about hard work. My dad is the most decent man you could come across.
The ‘means of grace’ are such as Bible reading, private prayer, and regularly worshiping God in Church, wherein one hears the Word taught and participates in the Lord’s Supper. I lay it down as a simple matter of fact that no one who is careless about such things must ever expect to make much progress in sanctification.
Growing up, I was taught a man’s word is his bond.
I was taught that the search for truth and the search for justice are not incompatible and are, in fact, essential.
Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society.
As my mentor in Medical School, Dr William Strong taught me: Never wear a white coat; it separates you from a fellow human being. I never have from that day on. You are your patients guide, counselor, and defender, not their ruler and dictator.
But most of what I’ve learned about acting – and a lot of what I’ve learned about life in the past seven years – was taught to me by Robert Altman.
I could not have written a novel if I hadn’t been a journalist first, because it taught me that there’s no muse that’s going to come down and bestow upon you the mood to write. You just have to do it. I’m definitely not precious.
My brothers were the ones who taught me about mythology and storytelling, and showed me how to do stop-motion animation.
You are taught about puberty and the menopause and how tough they can be, but a quarter-life crisis, you’re not prepared for.
I’ve always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.
In our education system, we are taught to munch figures and remember them for lifetime. But does it help? We are not taught how to make decisions.
My dad was a longshoreman in the Port of Miami. Tough job. I worked down there in the summer once. One day. Never again. My dad was a no-nonsense guy. As a kid, I hated his rules, but as a man, I understand what he was teaching. He taught me you have to work hard for everything you get.
My mother had taught shorthand and typing to support us since my father died, and secretly she hated it and hated him for dying and leaving no money because he didn’t trust life insurance salesmen.
My father taught me things about body language that psychologists have been catching up with ever since. He always knew when I was lying, because my posture was all wrong.
The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.
I was taught as a young child by my parents and family to love myself.
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
My parents taught me that work ethic is one of the most important keys in life, and I believe it.
I suppose you could sum up the religious aspects of my boyhood by saying it was a time of life when I was taught the difference between right and wrong as it specifically applied to Catholicism.
I’m convinced there’s a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house. I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party.
What my father especially taught me was to not always take the safe road, the easy road. If you are going to do good work, you have to risk failing badly.
My grandmother though, began to prepare in her own neurotic – and I think psychotic – way to face racism. So she taught us to be racist, which is something I had to undo later when I got to Michigan, you know.
My dad taught me to read by reading comic strips in the Saturday paper and Archie comics.
I had a coach that was not a great player, but he taught with kids and juniors so that by the time he was 50 he was great. He helped me make the top 5 in the world and yet he wasn’t a great player himself.
The truth is lived, not taught.
Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn’t really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing.
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
I was raised with the Bible Belt mentality, and by coming to California, I came out of this dark place and unlearned a lot of things I’d been taught.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
I’ve been programming computers since elementary school, where they taught us, and I stuck with computer science through high school and college.
I taught English in Costa Rica before I went to college. I’m not an especially outdoorsy guy, but sometimes I would spot wildlife while whitewater rafting or walking in the rainforest at 5 A.M.
The more versatile you make yourself, the more work you get. Training makes you more versatile and ultimately gets you more work. Julliard taught me that.
We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we’re being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We’ve been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn’t. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It’s the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect.
The immigrant experience had a profound effect on me. It taught me the importance of hard work and the value of being entrepreneurial.
I was taught some very good life lessons and morals as a young kid growing up.
A man can’t pass on, like a mother could, an awareness of your body, or sensuality, or what it means to be a woman. I was never taught what femininity was. I learnt it – or rather I invented it – on my own. I tended not to talk at all, if people were staring at me.
I’m my own boss, my own editor, my own shooter, my own writer, everything. This is all stuff I learned through trial and error… failing at a lot of things has taught me how to succeed at them eventually… you roll with the punches.
Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers.
There are two views of interpreting the Bible in America: that every word is literally the truth without qualification, and then the other view is, it’s called plenary inspiration, which holds that all religious truth taught in the Bible is true from God, but each word is not necessarily interpreted literally.
When I first started my acting career, I only knew what my acting teacher taught me. When a director gave me an impromptu direction, I didn’t know what he wanted me to do, and I wanted to escape from the place.
My father has taught me not to succumb to nihilism, and my mother has taught me the value of hard work and determination.
Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming. I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado.
My parents being Bengali, we always had music in our house. My nani was a trained classical singer, who taught my mum, who, in turn, was my first teacher. Later I would travel almost 70 kms to the nearest town, Kota, to learn music from my guru Mahesh Sharmaji, who was also the principal of the music college there.
A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business.
I believe that is what the God experience does for us. It calls us beyond our limits into the fullness of life – into a capacity to love people we are not taught to love – and into an ability to be who we are.
Daddy taught us through his philosophy of nonviolence, which placed love at the centerpiece, that through that love we can turn enemies into friends. Through that love, we can create more dignified atmospheres.
My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.
If there is a flaw in the academy system it’s that they try to tell them everything. Kids are taught the same. They look the same. So you’re constantly looking for the X factor. It’s the hardest thing, that mystical ingredient, instinct, the four-second hit, like/dislike, it can come unbelievably quickly.
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
On ‘The Impossible,’ I was taught how to act. Naomi Watts was there every day constantly teaching me. That was where I discovered I wanted to be an actor.
Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
The most important thing Paris gave me was a perspective on Latin America. It taught me the differences between Latin America and Europe and among the Latin American countries themselves through the Latins I met there.
Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
I would listen to Little Richard and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and I would listen to how they played their riffs, and after I taught myself that, I taught myself to play my own kind of stuff.
War taught me that not everything is glamorous.
The army taught me to sign my name very quickly, and that’s stood me in good stead the rest of my life.
Everybody has that thing about them that makes them special, and sometimes we try to dull it down or we don’t always want to expose it, and maybe we’ve been taught that way or whatever. It’s just a matter of letting it out and letting it go and letting people in on it.
My parents always taught me to be humble no matter what the experience, to not think I was better than anyone else.
My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.
I have not lost an awful lot in my life, but the defeats have taught me more than the victories. Whenever I lose, I focus on the ability of my opponent and on the mistakes I made.
Studying acting has been personally enriching because it has taught me to take the time to imagine what someone else’s life experience might be like. To look deeply at how our pasts and the circumstances of our early childhoods mold us as people.
Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.
I have always respected education, which is why I actually went back secretly and taught school for eight years.
My mother and father, Joe and Theresa Montana brought me along and taught me to never quit, and to strive to be the best.
‘No words – action’ was the lesson my mother taught me: as artists, we have the privilege of holding a mirror to the world, to engage, to question, to bring beauty to a complex universe.
Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don’t think there’s anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song.
Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
I was in the band as a boy and was taught music and learned to compose.
Critics haven’t taught me my cricket, and they don’t know what my body and mind are up to.
My ‘Glee’ experience taught me – to a certain degree – not to listen too much to fan backlash, at least to negative things. Once you have the job, you have the job, and you’ve got to do it.
I’ve written a book on gangs, taught a course on gangs at Occidental.
One either has to believe in a God who’s terribly prejudiced, or disbelieve the teachings of such exclusionary theologies. Religions have taught us that ‘we are better than they.’
I’ve begun to realize, as I’m getting older, that I was taught to go for a certain kind of stillness to get things done. I missed that in my life. I loved my grandmother’s property, out in South Georgia right above the Florida line, so I just thought I’d find some property where I could feel that again.
And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn’t think so.
If you start something, you shouldn’t quit; that is what we were taught. If you’re going to play, you might as well play to be your best.
My mother always taught me a lot of important life lessons, and she would always tell me how important it was to tip. We didn’t have much money, so we would tip what we could. Now, it’s at the point I’m financially stable. When I’m out eating, I hope I have the cash, but if I write it on the receipt, I’ll leave a big tip.
I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.
I wanted to do a film for a while, but I never found a script that I felt I was going to be the right person for; because if you’ve never made a film, you’re not taught how to make a film, and you feel like you lack skills.
Why shouldn’t we give our teachers a license to obtain software, all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee, each time a child is taught the alphabet?
My wife taught me the importance of living well.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
They look so expectant, and then they look so depressed… that was the other great lesson that The Royal Hunt of the Sun taught me, it was the profundity that masked drama can achieve, that of course, the audience were not seeing masks moving at all.
One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don’t know it.
I long for the time when all human history is taught as one history, because it really is.
For me, Picasso was the ultimate man. He taught me that photography is all about how you approach an image: what you do and what you don’t do. He inspired me to go beyond what you think is in front of you.
Bigg Boss’ taught me to be a better person. But my mother will still vouch that I am the same devil.
I’m tired of living the vanilla, non-offensive life. I think that’s a really sad way to spend my life, and I lived it like that because that’s what I was brought up in, taught to not rock the ship.
Shakespeare’s taught me that there are more words in the English language than I have got in my head.
My father always taught me that when you help other people, then God will give you double. And that’s what has really happened to me. When I have helped other people who are in need, God has helped me more.
Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles.
My mum fought for feminism in her day so instilled in me the importance of equality. She taught me so much about women.
I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.
It is not a question of whether I believe in voodoo. I am a scholar and, as such, I have studied the concept of voodoo. I have created the faculty of Afro-Haitian ethnology in our university where the concept of voodoo is taught. Voodoo is not superstition. It is a philosophy, a conception of God.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
I love the grind. Gucci taught me to never stop working.
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
When I worked at my father’s deli in Carmel, New York when I was young, my experience waiting on customers and interacting with people all day taught me so many social skills and helped me open up.
Tommie Aaron taught me how to have a good attitude, to be easy going and not get uptight.
No matter what the game was or how much older and stronger the other kids were, we were taught to give it everything we had until it was over. Never give less than one hundred percent.
Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be.
God gave us our agency. He taught us a way. He showed us what to do. But he gave us our agency and left us free to act as we choose to do.
I really believe I’ve been a good person. Not perfect – forget about perfect – but just learning by what I was taught and living by my own values. I might have stepped on a few ants – and a few other things as well – but I’ve never hurt anybody.
I’d like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people – that I nurtured someone and taught them to pursue their dreams and their careers, to leave a legacy.
Editing cannot be taught. Developing your own taste cannot be taught.
I have worked with this red all over the world – in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia – a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another.
I’ve never studied anything formally. I was excluded from school at the age of 17, so I am an autodidact, which is a word that I have taught myself.
I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it’s a very poor scheme for survival.
If people are taught wrong, raised wrong, or haven’t taken the Bible seriously enough, then they can go into academic error, emotional error, psychological error.
When I was younger, I was always taught not to make excuses.
I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila, and the life there is poor and very sad. And I’ve always taught to myself to look for the beauty of it and look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful.
The Boys and Girls Club taught me a lot about sportsmanship, humility, self-respect.
My coach has taught me since 5 years old, and he stresses not just the quality of training but the mental part. Technique and the mental game have to mesh, balance.
Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three.
Growing up, I knew I was different. But I didn’t know what it meant to be Aboriginal. I just knew that I had a really big, extended family. I was taught nothing about who we were or where we came from.
We are inflicting opinion in our newscasts like never before. That was never done and never taught in our journalism classes.
As far as I am concerned, virtually all psychological diseases have their origin in our conscious minds. And that is not what we are taught.
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.
While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it.
I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can’t teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort.
Oxford also taught me something else – it taught me scepticism.
You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don’t belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
The roles that have come into my life have taught me – and in that time period maybe I didn’t even know it, but whatever came up or whatever it is that you have to express at that time, has benefitted me in a particular way.
My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it’d be my homework.
A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
I taught myself algebra and a little grammar, and somehow I scraped a high enough score on the ACT to be admitted to Brigham Young University, even though I had no formal education.
I like to hit it downhill, that’s the way I was taught to run.
My dad has always been really helpful. He taught me that talent is a bonus, but persistence is what wins out.
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
I taught myself how to play the guitar. I never studied music.
My mom was a saint. She taught me to be terminally nice.
My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
I don’t think the 9/11 attacks taught us anything we didn’t already know about religion. It has long been obvious – even to the deeply religious – that religious fanaticism is an extremely dangerous deranger of otherwise sane and goodhearted people.
Kids don’t have ruts yet that adults have carved into their minds. They’re born logical. Crooked thinking has to be taught.
Mainly what I learned from Buddy… was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it.
My mother taught me how to love.
To grieve is something extremely difficult, we don’t even know how to begin to grieve, and I don’t know how you can be taught to grieve.
I walk fast. Keep moving. Always be a moving target. Marilyn Monroe taught me that.
I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting.
My mother taught me everything I know; how to speak properly, posture, enunciation.
I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
I grew up in a working-class Catholic family in south Louisiana. I went to a state university. I taught literature, wrote a novel that was the novel I wanted to write, and got a couple of good reviews but no real traction. I had no idea how to get a job in TV.
I think that I was raised by two of the best people ever. My mother and father are just the definition of hard work, like what hard work brings to you. They’ve taught me and my brothers and sisters to set your goals high and to give everything to reach them.
Well, my dad did a lot of Kung Fu when I was growing up, so he taught me a lot about mental toughness. Ways to slow your heart rate down, slow your breathing down to take control of your body so you can push yourself to the next limit.
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
My father taught me poker at a very young age and I’ve been playing for money since I was 14 years old.
The first thing you get from the humanities, when they’re well taught, is critical thinking. Philosophy in particular can play that role, not just in universities but in schools as well.
For anybody, faith and belief are everything you have. Nobody gave me the India cap; nobody taught me to go and get runs. It’s a belief I had in myself.
My mother was an elementary school teacher for 35 years and taught at the Nixon School in New Jersey. I was raised as a very liberal Democrat, and she was protesting Nixon when he was in office.
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
My father worked real hard. I admired him. My father taught me you needed to work with your brain and not your back. I’ve made that a passion.
My mom was a teacher. In the 1960s and ’70s, she taught history at two largely African American public high schools in Washington, D.C. – McKinley Tech and H.D. Woodson. Her example taught me the importance of equality for all Americans.
Ears are made not for hearing but for listening. Listening is an active skill, whereas hearing is passive. Listening is something that we have to work at – it’s a relationship with sound. And yet, it’s a skill that none of us are taught.
I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.
My mom taught me to live by the three p’s: to always be passionate, persistent, and prepared.
I do like being in front of the camera more and more. Having experience behind it has taught me about lighting and angles, how to move, and what looks good and what doesn’t.
I had been taught that if I cried, to be quiet about it, so whereas I never howled, the least thing made me cry both at school and at home. Crying tends to separate a child from other children, for even children dislike a cry baby, and I had no friends in the world.
Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.
Being a doctor has taught me a lot about directing. You’re doing the same thing: You’re reconstructing the manifold of behavior to the point where an audience says, yes, that’s exactly like people I know.
You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.
My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital – monetary or political – is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition.
People think that it is important to learn by assisting the great photographers. I say that is a big mistake. Be happy; just learn from any little guy. Learn how to use the camera – you don’t need anything else. You can’t be taught the real skill anyway.
Music was my first love, and at Marlborough we put bands together and sang the pop songs of the day. Although I couldn’t read or write music – I still can’t – I taught myself to play the guitar and piano by listening to songs and working out the chords.
You need to have that killer instinct. It can’t be taught. Where does it come from? A couple slaps. A couple things you had denied to you.
A lot of Christians have been taught a story that begins in chapter 3 of Genesis, instead of chapter 1. If your story doesn’t begin in the beginning, but begins in chapter 3, then it starts with sin, and so the story becomes about dealing with the sin problem. So Jesus is seen as primarily dealing with our sins.
I don’t think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can’t teach them is the very essence of poetry.
We don’t hire ministers or priests to teach and care for us. This forces us to teach and care for each other – and in my view, this is the core of Christian living as Christ taught it.
It is Leistikow’s lasting achievement – and will always remain so – that he found a style that can express the melancholy charm of the surroundings of Berlin. We see the Grunewald lakes and those on the upper Spree through his eyes; he has taught us to see their beauty.
Leadership cannot be taught. Either you’re a leader by the time you’re 12 years old, or you never will be.
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals – not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration.
Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker.
I love jerk chicken. I could literally eat it every single day of my life. I also like curry goat, rice and peas, and ackee and saltfish. For some reason, no one ever taught me how to cook, though. They’ve always cooked for me!
Time has taught me that parents do the best they can with the light they are seeing with. That is what we all do.
My mother was a big influence; she was exceedingly chic, completely dressed in a completely different manner than I did. I was a child of the Depression, so she taught me all about accessories, and I always tell everybody she worships at the altar of the accessory.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Ideologically, the pursuit of science is not that different from the ideology that goes into punk rock. The idea of challenging authority is consistent with what I have been taught as a scientist.
Everyone I put in business, I must’ve taught them something. They all have reaped the benefits of it. A lot of them haven’t done right by me, but it’s all gravy.
Karl Malden was quite a mentor. He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
When I was a child I loved my dolls and I was practically born with a needle in my hand. I really had an aptitude for sewing – my mother taught me. I even learned to embroider when I was very young and I made the most fantastic dresses for my dolls. So I thought I could be a designer.
I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
Today’s children are taught by our culture that we are a cosmic accident. Something slithered out of the primal slime and over billions of years evolved into a human being. We are cousins, ten times removed, to the ape at the zoo eating his own excrement.
If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.
Brooks Ashmanskas – rehearsing and putting on a show can be very stressful and exhausting, but Brooks makes every moment a joyride. His influence taught me to never take myself or what I’m doing too seriously.
The Occupy movement did create spontaneously communities that taught people something: you can be in a supportive community of mutual aid and cooperation and develop your own health system and library and have open space for democratic discussion and participation. Communities like that are really important.
My wife, my family, my friends – they’ve all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.
My father was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. His family is from Spain. My father never taught me how to speak Spanish when I was little. That’s very disappointing to me. I’m still planning on learning it on my own. I really want to travel to Spain and immerse myself in the culture and learn it on my own.
My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That’s more a function of my age than anything else though – back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
I taught Sandra Bullock when no one knew who she was. I talked her out of quitting. I put her in a showcase.
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
My father left his piano at the house when he left, and I wasn’t allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn’t as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him, and I taught myself how to play music, and I just stuck with it, and I did it all the time.
I love that first-time feeling that I can’t build in myself anymore, where I can learn and emulate other filmmakers. Be it Ayan Mukherjee, Punit Mahotra, Karan Malhotra, Tarun Mansukhani or Shakun Batra, all of them have taught me something or the other.
My mother taught me how to love. My mom is the most loving person I know.
Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things. It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in the world and in my life. I scavenge from the best.
Being a pageant girl taught me to be polished, poised and slap on a smile.
You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind – but to fear no man.
During one of his uncannily well-timed impromptu visits to my restaurant, Union Square Cafe, Pat Cetta taught me how to manage people. Pat was the owner of a storied New York City steakhouse called Sparks, and by that time, he was an old pro at running a fine restaurant.
Vietnam should have taught us that nationalism, with its engines of independence and self-determination, is a more powerful force by far than Marxism and must be understood and respected.
I find it both fascinating and disconcerting when I discover yet another person who believes that writing can’t be taught. Frankly, I don’t understand this point of view.
My mother had taught me that the only thing you could depend on was your faith, and I had that.
Father was bold, and Mother was cautious. They never shouted at each other but argued constantly about strategy, and they taught me very early that before taking big risks, one must carefully figure the odds.
We were taught manners and we had to do our chores – Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.
Everything that we used to think got taught at home now seemingly has to be taught in the public school system, and something is going to get lost in the process.
We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
The journey of Robert the Bruce became my journey because the moral of that story – as every schoolchild is taught in Scotland – is he went into this cave and watched a spider trying to spin its web and it kept failing several times, and then it finally succeeded.
The civil rights and antiwar movements taught Americans to question authority.
I had an issue with dyslexia before they understood what dyslexia was. One of my teachers, Mrs. Anderson, taught me to look at it like a curveball. The ball breaks the same way every time. Once you get used to it, you can handle it pretty well.
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by ‘survival of the fittest.’
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
Being a cinematographer taught me a lot. I got to expedite the visions of many directors and learned how to navigate many styles and worlds.
I taught myself to tune in to another person’s wavelength, figure out what they were looking for, and try to project that thing back at them.
I’m still growing, still learning. I’m still open and vulnerable enough to know there’s much more to be taught to me and learned by me. I hope I don’t reach my pinnacle on this earth where I think I know it all.
My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be.
However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible.
I came from a poor family, so working and going to school at the same time was natural. It taught me multi-tasking, although we didn’t call it that back then. I learned I could never be idle, I need to be doing many things at once.
I’m one of those people who was taught not to ruffle any feathers. Of course, I have no problem ruffling feathers.
Dartmouth is a small school with high-caliber teaching. Our classes were all taught by professors, not teaching assistants. I felt like that was a school where I could make a big splash. The opportunities would be grander and more robust for me there than at a school with 40,000 students.
My father owned some Laundromats, and when I was 10, he had me in there making change and being an attendant. He taught me that on weekends, you had to get up and go to work. That has been a big help in acting.
You know, the way art history is taught, often there’s nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same.
For a little while, my mom was a school teacher. And I went to the school that she taught.
I believed what my father taught me about the separation of church and state, so when I was President I never invited Billy Graham to have services in the White House because I didn’t think that was appropriate. He was injured a little bit, until I explained it to him.
There is a dearth of thinking skills – people are taught what to think, not how.
School taught me how to do a 9-5 job rather than be a person who wants to start a business.
I taught myself to play the guitar by listening to Paul Simon records, working it out note by note. He is an incredibly intelligent musician. He’s not someone who has a natural outpouring of melody like McCartney or Dylan, who are just terribly prolific with musical ideas.
As my parents taught me, by both words and deeds, a life of public services is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he’s serving.
I taught myself how to play guitar – pretty badly, but I knew enough about music to start to figure it out.
I remember times of anxiety, ups and downs, and times of unexpected windfalls. But my parents loved what they did. And because their work was also their hobby, it taught me that work could be fulfilling.
You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing, and you’re being taught to think that it’s the most serious thing that anyone could possibly do, and then suddenly you find yourself doing something that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity.
My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best.
My parents were teachers and they taught me about the value of money.
I taught myself how to be a speaker on Google. I just Googled ‘how to be a motivational speaker.’
My mom taught me, ‘There are a lot of doubters out there.’ It doesn’t matter what everybody else thinks.
I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person’s existence.
I follow the faith of all religions. My mother gave me abundant love when I was a child. She taught me the ways to lead life, and I have been a firm believer in all religions since then.
Marriage is a school itself. Also, having children. Becoming a father changed my whole life. It taught me as if by revelation.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.
I have a hoarding problem because my mom is from a third-world country. And she taught me that you can never throw away anything because you never know when a dictator is going to overtake the country and snatch all of your wealth.
All I knew growing up was that my father was married to and loved my momma, period. He worked hard, made some money, and put it on the dresser. She spent it on the family, and he went out and earned some more. He taught me the most about love.
My father has been a motivation in my life, he always taught me to be a self-made man because he also started with nothing.
You’ve got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win.
I can walk into a room and create a good ambience. I was taught all about this back when I studied acting. One of the things they would teach you is how to send out positive signals when you enter a room. I am glad I learned this.
You can be taught so much, but the sense of anticipation cannot be taught.
I was recruited to teach 9-year-olds. I taught for two years.
My mother always taught us that any accomplishment my sisters or I achieve is a ‘feather in all our caps.’ Kathy, Kim, and I are always proud of each other. We feel that each of our lives is a reflection on all of us. We all want the best for each other.
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
One of the things that writing has taught me is that fiction has a life of its own. Fictional places are sometimes more real than the view from our bedroom window. Fictional people can sometimes become as close to us as our loved ones.
The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes.
I took so many different things away from my maternity leave. It taught me to have more compassion for other people and to see every individual as someone’s child.
I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
Denzel’s quality, I think, is his faith. You have all the action in your head and you have to believe in it and just do it. That’s what he does and that’s what he taught me to do.
Intellectual and emotional curiosity is what I hope I’ve taught my children.
Women tend to be more intuitive, or to admit to being intuitive, and maybe the hard science approach isn’t so attractive. The way that science is taught is very cold. I would never have become a scientist if I had been taught like that.
I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well. Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called ‘Rock Star,’ which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, ‘Why not play the drums?’
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She’s taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do.
My dad played guitar, and he taught me enough to play some Beatles’ songs. But primarily, I was a bookworm. I loved reading and still do. My whole family does. It was part of the family culture. Accomplished literacy was a value.
Thus the slogan should be reversed: Catholics taught the world what music is supposed to sound like, and, more importantly, what it is supposed to mean.
America’s future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.
It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research, both technically and as a way of life, and I owe much to him.
My passion for giving is no different than yours. I give because it’s in my heart to give. I give because I was taught to give at a very early age. This is how I developed my passion for giving.
In all my lectures, I have taught one doctrine, namely, the infinitude of the private man.
The day will come, however, when they will truly know the Unification Church and me. The day will come when the truth will be known and the message of love will be taught. On that day, their regret will be deep.
I had many teachers that were great, positive role models and taught me to be a good person and stand up and be a good man. A lot of the principals they taught me still affect how I act sometimes and it’s 30 years later.
Black and brown pride have been taught in my household for a long time.
I was a schoolteacher; I taught seventh and eighth grade, and I tried to write fiction on the side.
Men have always shown a dim knowledge of their better potentialities by paying homage to those purest leaders who taught the simplest and most inclusive rules for an undivided mankind.
And the greatest lesson that mom ever taught me though was this one. She told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Now she said to always pick being respected.
Violence is violence. Trauma is trauma. And we are taught to downplay it, even think about it as child’s play.
I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.
Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.
I was a per diem floater in the same junior high school I went to. I sat in the office and made $42.50 a day, and whenever a teacher was absent, I’d substitute. I taught everything from English to auto shop.
To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
My martial arts came a lot from my uncle, who actually taught martial arts through the military. He was a black belt in tae kwon do, but also, he used a lot of military-style fighting where it’s not the high kicks or anything like that. It’s basically defeat your opponent as fast as possible.
Art can only be taught by artists.
Ethics is not routinely taught to science students except in medicine, and I think it should be.
They say that you never forget your first love and my first love was wrestling. My grandmother taught me wrestling, but it was not until Wrestlemania 10, Bret Hart Vs. Owen Hart, who made a work of art.
In various countries and times, leaders of groups that lagged behind, economically and educationally, have taught their followers to blame all their problems on other people – and to hate those other people.
Everything we’ve been taught about health, weight loss and aging is wrong.
Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don’t have to get cancer to start living life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? No wasted time. No ugly clothes. No boring movies.
Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they’re supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?
The only thing the East German system taught us was that we should never do it that way again.
My very shy Punjabi father never taught me about the birds and bees. So shy was he that he may have thought he would get arrested for even talking about it.
I was walking down fifth avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel? And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get.
It is with this as with religion: one usually believes what he has been taught.
My stepfather is my mentor. He’s also like a father to me. He taught me how to be a man, how to carry myself and how to handle my business.
My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It’s so different today, because children are just not taught the right way.
Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people, taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere, withdrew their deposits.
I was taught that pain is bad.
I have always let my motivation guide me, and that has served me well. Climbing has taught me how to thrive and created a life that I feel incredibly lucky to have.
My father taught me how to hunt.
Being a Navy SEAL and sniper taught me all about risk management. Take away all the risk variables under your control and reduce it to an acceptable level. The same fundamentals apply in business.
The way Will Moore taught me, and the way I play it, the blues is just something different.
Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the path I chose in my life following school.
My mortal Guru was my Irish-Christian brother who taught me how to do everything and gave me my moral values. My spiritual Guru are my parents.
The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
The Dewey decimal system really works. So that’s all I needed to know. Elementary school taught me that.
All four elements were happening in equal measure – the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level.
He taught me never to smile, which helps me when I visit disaster sites.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
I’m an actor, paid to act. I don’t bring personal problems to the sets. Dad taught me that.
My time at the Denver Public Schools taught me there is no harder, or more important, job than being a teacher.
Robert Moses wasn’t elected to anything. We’re taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years.
Often when I’m trying to make tough decisions, I rely on the lessons my father taught me and ask myself, ‘What Would Tony Say?’
From the time I was taught how to drive, I was taught how to behave when I’m stopped.
If experience has taught me anything, it’s to make every day as good as possible. You learn that with age, as it goes by so quick.
John McGovern taught me that it’s OK to write repeatedly about the same things.
Gymnastics taught me everything – life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
In any crass political calculation, drilling for oil will always win more votes than putting a price on carbon. But if I recall what I was taught in fifth-grade American government class, we elect presidents to do more than crass political calculations.
He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read. He was my personal mentor.
My mum taught me to treat people the way I want to be treated.
I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women, because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in God’s eyes between men and women, slaves and masters, Jews and non-Jews – everybody is created equally in the eyes of God.
In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
Writing is very much an emotional process; it requires you to be very in touch with your feelings. That is the opposite of what you’re taught as a medical doctor. We’re supposed to be detached and logical. Maybe because I started off as a writer and then became a doctor, I’m able to integrate those two.
My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her.
We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
I think optimism springs from nature. I’m a gardener. Nature has taught me about rhythm, the essence of every art. With so much that is terrible, nature gives me pleasure.
I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.
Generations of gun owners have taught their sons and daughters that it takes as much patience and skill to be a good shot as it does to be a good steward of a powerful weapon.
My mother taught me to read.
I was blessed to have the guys at Bear Stearns as mentors. They taught me a lot, but most of all, they taught me that there’s nothing wrong with selling if you’re selling the right product to the right person.
Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced.
Everything I do is autobiographical in some way. ‘Wayne’s World’ was me growing up in the suburbs of Toronto and listening to heavy metal, and ‘Austin Powers’ was every bit of British culture that my father, who passed away in 1991, had forced me to watch and taught me to love.
I did a business in a box called College Pro Painters. They taught you how to paint houses, how to hire and fire, how to sell, how to deal with customers. You got a one-year franchise. It was the hardest year of my life in terms of hard work. I won manager of the year. It was very successful.
I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.
I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God’s great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions.
I was always taught not to answer no questions. I’m not really good at answering them because I get agitated so fast.
As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others.
To me, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is definitely a landmark. It has taught me so much.
Kids aren’t born to be bullies, they’re taught to be bullies.
I’m learning from my past mistakes and trying to correct them as I move forward. Experience at the international level has probably taught me what it takes to probably go out there and get a 100 or to build an innings or to win a game.
I read over a hundred books a year and have done so since I was fifteen years old, and every book I’ve read has taught me something.
My sister taught me addition and subtraction and multiplication and division, so by the time I got to school, I knew it all, and when we’d do the times tables, I was just focused on doing it faster than anybody else. I already had the information, so it just got me to focus on excellence.
The highest grade I’ve taught is the 11th grade, and the youngest I’ve taught is the 4th grade.
Apollo 13 taught me that challenges are to be met and overcome.
My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children’s education.
I never danced a step in my life so naturally. My first motion picture was a musical, and Bob Fosse was the choreographer. I didn’t exactly dance for Fosse, I just did the best that I could to do what he taught us to do.
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
A visit to Marrakesh was a great shock to me. This city taught me color.
In Europe, you are taught to keep the ball out of the net any way possible. That’s why Germany and Spain have the best goalkeepers in the world. They give young goalkeepers a chance and accept they are going to make mistakes. Long term, that will reap huge rewards.
Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.
Most African women are taught to endure abusive marriages. They say endurance means a good wife but most women endure abusive relationship because they are not empowered economically; they depend on their husbands.
I wrote ‘Fight Song’ as this declaration to believe in myself, and that is similar to what you are taught to believe in Girl Scouts. Building confidence. Building character. And above all else, being there for each other as a community.
Most Saiyans are born with a talent for battle, but they still need to be taught the trick behind flying and stuff like that.
If you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught.
Sometimes people just need to feel heard, and being an actor has taught me to really listen.
If you say you want to automate cars and save people’s lives, the skills you need for that aren’t taught in any particular discipline. I know – I was interested in working on automating cars when I was a Ph.D. student in 1995.
Being a father taught me patience. And it taught me vulnerability. You don’t realize how vulnerable you are when you love something else more far more than yourself.
My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.
Two of the biggest things my mom taught me is that adversity isn’t the end of the world and that you have to adapt to succeed.
My dad taught me, like, no matter what, when I go out and play against these bigger players, just to be myself. I knew that I was good enough and that I had the ability to. I never shy away from anyone, and I don’t think anyone should.
My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there.
I feel proud to be a skater: it’s taught me how to be emotional, more connected with myself, more mature, more understanding of my thoughts and the conversations I’ve had with myself.
Poetry taught me a great deal about language and images, but when it came to plotting, I was stumped. It’s been very much a learn-by-doing thing for me.
I feel that I learned far more from my students than I could possibly have taught them.
Women are constantly taught to think about what other people are thinking, from those ‘Jackie’ magazine quizzes – ‘What’s he thinking?’ – to being a grown adult.
A lesson taught with humor is a lesson retained.
I was taught to draw very well when I was in school at Boston. And I grew to enjoy drawing so much that I never stopped.
When I got divorced, I knew I needed to step it up, so I taught nutrition at a college, modeled, and built my dietitian practice all over Canada.
It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
His love at once and dread instruct our thought; As man He suffer’d and as God He taught.
The actor that taught me the most was Bernie Mac. I did my first big budget studio film with he and Angela Bassett, ‘Mr. 3000’ for Disney. Bernie taught me by example what creates success is humility and hard work.
The lockdown has taught people how to make do with what they have and how to consume responsibly. For the sake of our environment and our very own holistic wellness, I hope this wellness trend of sustainability continues to grow and spread.
I owe the best of myself to geology, but everything it has taught me tends to turn me away from dead things.
Society, in general, has taught for many generations that when you reach a certain age, you have to learn to stop playing.
I think you can be taught to write. You can’t be taught to be a good writer. For that, you have to bring something to it, yourself, something that can’t be given to you.
My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I’m traveling!
My mom is such a strong, independent, strong-willed woman, and she always taught me to accept my worth for how I viewed myself and female empowerment, and it’s okay to be independent and also need someone at the same time. I kinda get to be both.
When people listen to Jay-Z, they’re working all day or trying to work and pay their bills, and what they hear is someone who’s free. Who doesn’t have to worry about the electricity. But all we’re taught is that those who are rich deserve to be rich because they worked harder than the rest of us, or they’re smarter.
Diabetes taught me discipline.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
I taught myself English. My English teacher was the sitcom ‘Friends.’ Back in the days when I was, like, 15, 14, it was like a syndrome for Korean parents to make their kids watch ‘Friends.’ I thought I was a victim at that time, but now I’m the lucky one.
I’m so thankful that Mum taught me to cook, because not every day is a takeaway day.
As a teacher I realize that what one learns in school doesn’t serve for very much at all, that the only thing one can really learn is self-understanding, and this is something that can’t be taught.
The text, ‘Is God a White Racist’, By Rev. Dr. William Jones, is still studied by theologians and academics and taught in institutes of higher learning. The book called into question the chief construction of black liberation theology: that God is on the side of the oppressed.
The 100m taught me a lot and it’s given me confidence.
I’ve never taught one, because if I taught one, I’d have to teach others… I would give myself over to a slavery, whereas I want to stay a free man.
I noticed, when I taught elementary school, how true the squeaky wheel thing is, and how endearing squeaky wheels can be! Because when you’re being a squeaky wheel, you’re also really letting people know who you are.
I taught for 17 years in an inner city comprehensive schools.
My father taught me photography. It was his hobby, and we had a small darkroom in the fruit cellar of our basement. It was the kind of makeshift darkroom that was only dark at night.
My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount.
Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act.
Being in London has really taught me how important history is. Just having information of the past. It helps you predict the future, which is all we really have as, you know, humans.
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.
These days young kids don’t have any place to form an epic adventure. It’s more often in front of the TV screen or a laptop. That’s very hard on them. They’re being taught daily unsocial skills. Facebook is an unsocial skill. It’s so sad.
My father left me with his love of Jewish studies and cultural life. To this very day, along with several physicians and scientist colleagues, I take regular periodical lessons taught by a Rabbinical scholar on how the Jewish law views moral and ethical problems related to modern medicine and science.
I taught Drake everything he knows.
Medical training taught me the art of breaking down the complex maze of stories, symbols and rituals into clear systems. You could say that it helped me figure out the anatomy and physiology of mythology and its relevance in a society more incisively. How is it that no society can, or does, exist without them?
If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.
My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.
My dad taught me how to play tennis, and I owe that to him. But the better you get, the higher you climb, and the more lonely you get. I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of personal relationships, but that’s the choice I made.
In Bonn, where I studied for a year, I changed from classical to Romance philology, taught there by its great founder, F. Diez, and at the beginning of 1852, I received the doctorate for a dissertation on the refrain in Provencal poetry.
All around me, I saw people who were taught by their parents, as I was, to just toe the line, not ruffle the feathers, not rock the boat too much and just put your head down, do your work and that’s it. And I think that as a community, we’re reaching the limitations of that kind of thinking.
I was a dancer for many years. I was a premier dancer with ‘Porgy and Bess,’ the opera. And I taught dance some, in different places.
When every court was saying ‘no,’ I believe God was still saying yes. I had to somehow find that faith and reach deep down in my soul and believe in the teaching that my mother taught me as a young boy, that God can do everything but fail.
My childhood was all about going to church, singing in church. And later on, after I got a little older, my mother taught me how to do poems for Easter and Mother’s Day, recitals and so on. I got attached to that, so as I got older and older, I began to recite poetry.
I got taught respect because if not, somebody’s gonna make you respect them.
The most important lesson my dad taught me was how to manage fear. Early on, he taught me that in a time of emergency, you’ve got to become deliberately calm.
Someone taught me this really lovely thing, which is when you’re panicking or thinking, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do this,’ you just say, ‘Right. Hi, negative thoughts. Stop bothering me. If you just wait there, I’m going to do this job, then I’ll come back and talk to you later.’
We’re all taught to blend in and behave.
In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing, work incredibly hard, learn a new language and new customs, and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation.
Ah-rah-han, the first Buddhist apostle of Burma, under the patronage of King Anan-ra-tha-men-zan, disseminated the doctrines of atheism and taught his disciples to pant after annihilation as the supreme good.
Unhappiness is something we are never taught about; we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn’t arrive.
I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago. My old nightclub partner passed away, Phil Erickson down in Atlanta. He – I owe him everything. He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know.
Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me.
My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more.
My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship. Yes, baby.
Being a pastor’s kid comes with a lot of pressure and scrutiny. A lot of my dad’s sermons were about respect. It was a beautiful way to be taught about love and two people being equal.
I was taught in Bible college, religion and politics don’t mix.
Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.
I have been lucky to find very good collaborators who have taught me a lot, have introduced me to several new fields of mathematics, or have shown me new insights.
I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell, and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation.
The teachers who taught me at Dreghorn Primary and Greenwood Academy were fantastic.
Most boys’ first hero is their father. That was definitely true of my dad. He was a proud Irish American and he taught me a lot about ethics and responsibility. He also introduced me to a lot of wonderful folk music.
You don’t hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.
When eventually I started to act a bit more, I realised that circus school had taught me something that a lot of actors my age didn’t have: physicality. They didn’t know how to move. Acting is not all about talking. There is something animalistic about it.
My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the past.
My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don’t fight it.
Both parents were hard-working and made me work for my pocket money by doing household chores. That taught me the value of money and gave me a strong work ethic.
I’m a very positive person. My grandmother taught me that happiness is both a skill and a decision, and you are responsible for the outcome.