"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."A. C. Benson on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."A. C. Benson on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."A. C. Benson on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."A. C. Benson on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."A. C. Benson on John Steinbeck
"When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory."
"One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do."
"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
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