"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Dan Rather on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Dan Rather 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."Dan Rather 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."Dan Rather 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."Dan Rather on John Steinbeck
"But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place."
"Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one."
"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer."
"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow."
"Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country."