"My being a teacher had a decisive influence on making language and systems as simple as possible so that in my teaching, I could concentrate on the essential issues of programming rather than on details of language and notation."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Niklaus Wirth on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Niklaus Wirth 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."Niklaus Wirth 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."Niklaus Wirth 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."Niklaus Wirth on John Steinbeck
"In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever."
"A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do."
"But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs."
"Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated."
"My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers."