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No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high idealistic motives and idealism in our time has been shoved aside and we are paying the penalty for it.

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I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.

I've taught fifth-year Christmas leavers last thing on a Friday afternoon. Basically if you can face that you can face anything.

When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.

Football taught me how hard you had to work to achieve something.

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds why you are going to do that.

My mother was very strong. Once she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

The day will come however when they will truly know the Unification Church and me. The day will come when the truth will be known and the message of love will be taught. On that day their regret will be deep.

I have followed holiness I have taught truth and I have been most in the main things not that I thought the things concerning our times little but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters till they were right in their conditions.

The truth is lived not taught.

In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.

My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you don't fight it.

Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right he turns legit.

The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men and no one taught us we just learned by doing what we saw and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.

You've got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win.

I'm thankful for Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.

I have taught history on the high school and college levels and am or have been a lecturer at the Smithsonian The National Institutes of Health and numerous colleges and universities mostly on science fiction and technology subjects.

As children many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators in every nation by children being taught mathematical concepts.

My mother a teacher encouraged me to use my creativity as an actual way to make a living and my father a Mississippi physician did two things. First he taught me that all human beings should be treated equally because no one is better than anyone else and he never pressured me to become a doctor.

I am a teacher and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.

When I started out back in Louisville there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic.

I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years at which point all the administrators got a pay raise and the teaching faculty didn't.

Both my grandmothers had upright pianos and I just knew how to play since I was a child. Nobody taught me. I sounded like a grown-up and then I learned how to read music. I played so well by ear I could fool the teacher to believe I could play the notes. She'd make the mistake of playing the song once and I could play it.