Archives For Quotes

The best way to learn is to do; the worst way to teach is to talk.

Quote by Paul Halmos from The Problem of Learning to Teach

A smooth lecture…may be pleasant; a good teacher challenges, asks, irritates and maintains high standards – all that is generally not pleasant.

Quote by Paul Halmos

Time spent thinking about a problem is always time well spent. Even if you seem to make no progress at all.

Quote by Paul Zeitz from The Art and Craft of Problem Solving

In the broad light of day mathematicians check their equations and their proofs, leaving no stone unturned in their search for rigour. But, at night, under the full moon, they dream, they float among the stars and wonder at the miracle of the heavens. They are inspired. Without dreams there is no art, no mathematics, no life.

Quote by Michael Atiyah

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.

Quote by Alexandra K. Trenfor

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Quote by Winston Churchill

There’s no real mystery about this at the moment. This is what we want now. It may prove wrong later, but we’ll correct that when we come to it.

Quote from “The Mentat Handbook,” Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

That student is taught the best who is told the least.

Quote by R.L. Moore in 1966

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Chinese proverb

The secret to education is in respecting the student.

Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson