"A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Wallace Stegner on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Wallace Stegner 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."Wallace Stegner 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."Wallace Stegner 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."Wallace Stegner on John Steinbeck
"Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus."