"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Mark Van Doren on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Mark Van Doren 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."Mark Van Doren 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."Mark Van Doren 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."Mark Van Doren on John Steinbeck
"Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor it is the sign that he wants all the truth."