Instruction Quotes

Instruction Quotes by Thomas Carlyle, Mike Crapo, Christopher Hitchens, Xunzi, Joshua Foer, Herbert M. Shelton and many others.

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There is precious instruction to be got by finding we were wrong.
Thomas Carlyle
Even with multiple instruction books, maneuvering the maze of the tax code is costly and time-consuming.
Mike Crapo
I have no time to waste on this planet being told what to do by those who think that God has given them instructions.
Christopher Hitchens
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
Xunzi
As bad as we are at remembering names and phone numbers and word-for-word instructions from our colleagues, we have really exceptional visual and spatial memories.
Joshua Foer
What the sick need is teachers not treaters, health schools not hospitals, instruction not treatment, education in right living not training the sick habit. Both they and their advisors must get rid of the curing idea and the practices built up thereon.
Herbert M. Shelton
Let’sss just kill him,” said the shorter Ra’zac. “He has caused us much grief.” The taller one ran his finger down his sword. “A good plan. But remember, the king’s instructions were to keep them alive.” -from Eragon, Chapter Title: The Ra’zac’s Revenge.
Christopher Paolini
I often find myself in situations where it seems to me like everyone else has read the instruction book
Jeff Lindsay
Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
Donald Knuth
Language instruction should start in the first grade. Writing, also.
Nikki Giovanni
If you intend to take the journey of mastery, the best thing you can do is to arrange for first-rate instruction.
George Leonard
There is a small industry out there called media training. It offers instruction on how to ‘control a narrative,’ to use that awful term. Most politicians are clients.
Neil Macdonald
Evolution works by selection, not by instruction. There is no final cause, no teleology, no purpose guiding the overall process
Gerald Edelman
Providence certainly does not favor just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
If you need someone to come out of the sewer with a wire you don’t hire someone who needs laborious collective instruction. You let someone do his job, whether he’s a focus puller or a surgeon.
William Monahan
Players must be able to carry out simple instructions from the bench to the court. If they can’t, then they can’t play
Bobby Knight
Cuban agents are assigned to a Catholic Church where their instructions are to beat, jail and intimidate the Ladies In White that attend Mass and who afterwards peacefully take to the streets calling for the release of their husbands, sons and fathers who are political prisoners.
Marco Rubio
Never miss an opportunity to teach; when you teach others, you teach yourself.
Itzhak Perlman
The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.
Richard A. Clarke
Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other.
John Balguy
It is not only the juror’s right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment and conscience, though in direct opposition to the instruction of the court.
John Adams
He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
Thomas Jefferson
When I was nine years old, I wrote a short story called ‘How to Build a Snowman,’ from which no practical snowperson-crafting techniques could be gleaned. The story was an assignment for class and it featured a series of careful but meaningless instructions. Of course, the building of the snowman was a red herring.
Sloane Crosley
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
Joseph Addison
I’ve left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration.
Timothy Leary
Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature.
Thomas Huxley
History, which undertakes to record the transactions of the past, for the instruction of future ages, would ill deserve that honourable office if she condescended to plead the cause of tyrants, or to justify the maxims of persecution.
Edward Gibbon
Technology frightens me to death. It’s designed by engineers to impress other engineers, and they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers – which is why almost no technology ever works.
John Cleese
There is no problem for which the instruction to love more is not the solution.
Kathleen McGowan
Carefully execute every instruction given to you by the director, producer, and studio. But that would be a life not worth living.
Carter Burwell
The instructions of the teacher consist then merely in a hint, a touch-enough to give a start to the child. The rest develops of itself.
Maria Montessori
We do learn a thing or two from art. It may not be the one-to-one instruction of a moral lesson or the rote learning of a grammatical rule or mathematical concept. But the habits of mind art cultivates are important.
Michelle Dean
The best spiritual instruction is when you wake up in the morning and say, ‘I wonder what’s going to happen today.’ And then carry that kind of curiosity through your life.
Pema Chodron
When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
James Dean
Truly speaking, it is not instruction, but provocation, that I can receive from another soul. What he announces, I must find true in me, or reject; and on his word, or as his second, be he who he may, I can accept nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are always open to instruction, willing to be wiser every day than we were before, and to change whatever we can change for the better.
John Wesley
As any good teacher knows, the methods of instruction and the range of material covered are matters of small importance as compared with the success in arousing the natural curiosity of the students and stimulating their interest in exploring on their own.
Noam Chomsky
The Organization of American States couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The model of the educational Kalila Wa-Dimna. These are books of instruction to rulers and humans. The stories unfold a range of human psychology, a vast range of human psychology. The Sultan is being moved from his narrow and bigoted position into a wider, more subtle, more nuanced understanding of human experiences.
Marina Warner
Pyramiding instructions appear on dollar bills. Add smaller and smaller amounts on the way up. Keep your eye open at the top.
Ed Seykota
My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.
Hannah More
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What happens when the guy who runs the reactor gets out of bed wrong or decides, for some reason, that he wants to override his instruction sheet some afternoon?
David R. Brower
They [Christian rednecks] were so stupid that they couldn’t pour piss out of a boot even if the instructions were printed on the bottom.
Joe Bageant
Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam. Instruction enlarges the natural powers of the mind.
Horace
In many respects, my work is very enjoyable, for I seem to get on pretty well with the fellows and enjoy the work of instruction as well as my own studies
John Gresham Machen
Compassion should be our animating principle when undertaking instruction with children and adults, since they are made in God’s image.
Catherine McAuley
Few influential people involved with the Internet claim that it is a good in and of itself. It is a powerful tool for solving social problems, just as it is a tool for making money, finding lost relatives, receiving medical advice, or, come to that, trading instructions for making bombs.
Esther Dyson
Without thinking, [Will] spoke. ‘Halt? Are you awake?’ ‘No.’ The ill humor in the one-word reply was unmistakable. ‘Oh. Sorry.’ ‘Shut up.’ He pondered whether to apologize again and decided this would go against the instruction to shut up, so remained silent.
John Flanagan
If you buy a book on golf instruction buy the thinnest book you can find. The thinner the book, chances are the easier and more elementary the instruction. It can do one of two things: help you more or hurt you less. Both are good compared to the alternative.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
Religion is by no means a proper subject of conversation in mixed company; it should only be treated among a very few people of learning, for mutual instruction. It is too awful and respectable a subject to become a familiar one.
Lord Chesterfield
Someone like Ashlee Simpson, she lip-synchs on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ gets totally called out la Milli Vanilli, and no one really cares that much. It doesn’t make me hate Ashlee; she’s just taking instructions.
Henry Rollins
The persistent advocates of contraceptive-style sex education have become more and more resourceful in using taxpayer funds to impose their casual-sex attitudes and explicit-sex instruction on other people’s children.
Phyllis Schlafly
Secret Instructions for Reaching Xanadu: Go eastward from the Bewildered-Dragon Lake Until you see the Monastery of the West Tower straight and high above your head. Then take Those charms which, as I told you, in the breast Of your most inner robe you have hidden, and follow Their clear instruction.
Arthur Davison Ficke
You wouldn’t want Alan Greenspan to write the instructions for assembling a beach chair.
Robert Orben
Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.
Knute Nelson
It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.
Sun Tzu
As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could follow simple instructions. This is no longer the case. Children who don’t read are, in the main, destined for lesser lives. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to change this.
Walter Dean Myers
The fruits of the earth do not more obviously require labor and cultivation to prepare them for our use and subsistence, than our faculties demand instruction and regulation in order to qualify us to become upright and valuable members of society, useful to others, or happy ourselves.
Isaac Barrow
I was drawn to bakery and pastry. It’s the same discipline you employ in dance – you take the instruction, and you keep on practicing, seeking perfection. You never achieve it, but you strive.
Ron Ben-Israel
Nothing can be accomplished just by reading words.
A sick man will never be cured of his illness through merely reading medical instructions!
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
It’s no use to go and take courses in playwriting any more than it’s much use taking courses in acting. Better play to a bad matinГ©e in Hull, it will teach you much more than a year of careful instruction.
Noel Coward
There is nothing more valuable than great classroom instruction. But let’s stop putting the whole burden on teachers. We also need better parents. Better parents can make every teacher more effective.
Thomas Friedman
‘A mother must put on her oxygen mask first, in order to be able to help her children’ – I see this instruction on airplanes as an appropriate metaphor for feminist mothering. Mothers, empowered, are able to better care for and protect their children
Andrea O’Reilly
In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.
John of the Cross
What is a child? Ignorance. What is a child? Want of instruction.
Epictetus
Viagra has instructions: ‘Keep away from children’ – what kind of man do you think I am?
Jimmy Carr
Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy your day.
Debbie Shapiro
I studied music at the most remedial level when I was a kid, through the Los Angeles public schools, with a little private instruction.
Flea
In our system, we leave questions of fact to a jury. But to render a verdict, a jury must know the law. For this, we rely upon jury instructions. Instructions are supposed to translate the law into lay terms that the jury can apply to the facts as they determine them.
Alafair Burke
Abel’s sacrifice was accepted by God because it was made according to God’s instructions. Cain, however, tried to approach God in his own way and was rejected by God (Genesis 4:3-5). From that point on, Cain became a symbol of those who try to approach God on their own terms.
Robert Jeffress
For now, Lady Queen,” he said, “allow us to continue to obey you. But give us honorable instructions, Lady Queen,” he said, turning a flushed face to hers. “Ask us to do honorable things, so that we may have the honor of obeying you.
Kristin Cashore
I spent a lot of time with my teams, especially in the East Coast teams, talking about dealing with the elements a lot of time, and a lot of instruction about field position and those kind of things. I like that variable.
Bill Parcells
In U.P., there will be stern action against terrorists. But there is a clear instruction that no innocent person should be taken into custody during the course of action against terrorists.
Mayawati
All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shriveled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.
Anne Bronte
An artist needs the best studio instruction, the most rigorous demands, and the toughest criticism in order to tune up his sensibilities.
Wayne Thiebaud
In many joyfully-admired recent novels, love appears as little more than sex-manual instruction.
Paul Horgan
His body and his mind went about their different businesses. The former, freed from conscious instruction, breathed, rolled, sweated, and digested. The latter went dreaming.
Clive Barker
A system of general instruction, which shall reach every description of our citizens, from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so will it be the latest, of all the public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest.
Thomas Jefferson
The factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century. Today, our schools must prepare all students for college and careers-and do far more to personalize instruction and employ the smart use of technology.
Arne Duncan
It represents a place women go and are left confused because they do not hear the truth about abortion and their choices. They are in a sense abused by the medical procedures that are performed without quality medical instructions/information. It’s a tragic place.
Abby Johnson
In the beginning, God created human beings, which is to say God put the ingredients together, embedded the instructions for building on the template, and put it all into four separate eggs marked ‘Some Assembly Required.’
Karen Lord
Equality! Where is it, if not in education? Equal rights! They cannot exist without equality of instruction.
Frances Wright
Everything from airplanes to kitchen blenders and even chopsticks comes with an instruction manual. Children, despite all their complexity, do not.
Lawrence Kutner
The essence of intelligence was to know when, or if, to expose even the heart’s deep need for instruction.
Colum McCann
Art does not exist for politics, or for instruction- it exists primarily for pleasure, or it is nothing.
A. S. Byatt
There was clearly great charm and worth in a sport so quaintly perverse in its basic instructions. Hit down to make the ball rise. Swing easy to make it go far. Finish high to make it go straight.
John Updike
In the end, history, especially British history with its succession of thrilling illuminations, should be, as all her most accomplished narrators have promised, not just instruction but pleasure.
Simon Schama
You are the driver of your mind, so take charge and keep it busy with your instructions by telling it where you want it to go. Your mind only takes off on its own if you are not telling it what to do.
Rhonda Byrne
Thus rhetoric, it seems, is a producer of persuasion for belief, not for instruction in the matter of right and wrong … And so the rhetorician’s business is not to instruct a law court or a public meeting in matters of right and wrong, but only to make them believe.
Plato
Drawing is one of those things which sit on the uneasy bending line between instinct and instruction, where seeming perversity eventually trumps pleasure as the card players and the kibitzers interact and new thrills are sought.
Adam Gopnik
He that cometh to seek after knowledge, with a mind to scorn, shall be sure to find matter for his humour, but no matter for his instruction.
Francis Bacon
The secret of getting successful work out of your trained men lies in one nutshell—in the clearness of the instructions they receive.
Robert Baden-Powell
The pope’s instruction for priests to forgive may mean, in some cases, the difference between a woman staying in the Catholic Church or leaving for a more understanding and empowering church nearby.
Anthea Butler
I always tell people, I can’t teach you yoga. Nobody can teach you yoga. I can’t teach you to teach yoga. All I can do is teach you a set of instructions and if you follow these instructions, hopefully it will lead you to the experience of yoga.
Beryl Bender Birch
She understood that her heart operated on its own instructions, that she had no control over it or, indeed, anything else.
Jeffrey Eugenides
When the leader is morally weak and his discipline not strict, when his instructions and guidance are not enlightened, when there are no consistent rules, neighboring rulers will take advantage of this.
Sun Tzu
Real men don’t use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer’s opinion on how to put this together.
Tim Allen
Dennis Murray is a wonderful Golf Professional who is personable and skillful as an instructor. Dennis helped me work on my golf swing for a full week back in the 80’s when I was still playing the PGA Tour. His instruction was great and helped my game very much.
Jerry Pate
There are many important books on oral history. My book was the launch title in the Understanding Qualitative Research series with Oxford University Press. I think what makes my book and all of the series books unique is the emphasis on writing instruction for researchers who want to use the method being described.
Patricia Leavy
God’s careful instructions for building the tabernacle in Exodus 31 remind us that his perfection sets the standard for whatever we create in his name. Whatever we happen to make-not only in the visual arts, but in all the arts-we should make it as well as we can, offering God our very best.
Philip Graham Ryken
That conceit, elegantly expressed by the Emperor Charles V., in his instructions to the King, his son, “that fortune hath somewhat the nature of a woman, that if she be too much wooed she is the farther off.
Francis Bacon
Life’s metaphors are God’s instructions.
Elizabeth Gilbert
The Constitution is an equally forthright piece of work and quite succinct … giving the complete operating instructions for a nation of 250 million people. The manual for a Toyota Camry, which only seats five, is four times as long.
P. J. O’Rourke
Man…is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato
I’m not a frustrated concert composer, and the concert pieces I’ve done have been a small part of my work. What I’ve sought there is instruction, variation from the demands of film and relief from its restrictions.
John Towner Williams
In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
George Pierce Baker
The Church, therefore, has two constant needs; instruction in the truths by which it must live, and correction of the shortcomings by which its life is marred.
J. I. Packer
Self is the opaque veil that hides the Face of God from us. It can be removed only in spiritual experience, never by mere instruction.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
When you have good ingredients, cooking doesn’t require a lot of instruction because you can never go very wrong.
Alice Waters
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
William Shakespeare
Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.
George C. Marshall
For me, this is a familiar image – people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions
Margaret J. Wheatley
That is the best instruction you could ever give a poet: whether you’re examining a bad line in a poem or a bad motive for action, keep well your repining – meaning, don’t ignore the honest muttering in your head.
Alice Oswald
his planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken.
Paul Hawken
There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are – more humane.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it’s badly translated, hard to figure out.
Hugh Laurie
Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens.
Alexa Von Tobel
I knew of no instruction manual for reaching a higher level of humanity and a greater wisdom. But I felt intuitively that laughter was the beginning of wisdom, as is was indispensable for survival.
Ingrid Betancourt
A disciple serves the spiritual master with the sole purpose of getting instructions from him.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The incredible thing about the human mind is that is didn’t come with an instruction book.
Terry Riley
The ideal of an all-sided education for youth had always been close to my heart. I saw clearly the arid results of ordinary instruction, aimed only at the development of body and intellect.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Today’s robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as ‘go left’, ‘go right’, and ‘build car’.
John Thomas Sladek
The comic element is the incorrigible element in every human being; the capacity to learn, from experience or instruction, is what is forbidden to all comic creations and to what is comic in you and me.
Mary McCarthy
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Samuel Smiles
If you wish a general to be beaten, send him a ream full of instructions; if you wish him to succeed, give him a destination, and bid him conquer.
Augustus William Hare
It’s exciting to see how fast your kids learn and grow. I’m not too worried about them, particularly the ones who like to break rules and don’t follow instructions; those are the ones that will do just fine because they know what’s important to them.
Michael Dell
Whatever may be the merits of a religious system, its effects upon the mass of mankind must depend in an important degree upon its teachers. All instruction and all truth, except simple mathematical truth, is modified by the medium through which it is conveyed.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Composition is interesting because, in a sense, you always have to let it go. Unless you’re a true composer/performer, you’re always sending a PDF and then someone else makes it. It’s like instructions for a short story, faxed to every English student who’s studying it.
Nico Muhly
We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order.
Asa Gray
In order to help another effectively, I must understand what he understands. If I do not know that, my greater understanding will be of no help to him… instruction begins when you put yourself in his place so that you may understand what he understands and in the way he understands it.
Soren Kierkegaard
HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS, CROWLEY. And suddenly he knew. He hated that. They could just as easily have told him, they didn’t suddenly have to drop chilly knowledge straight into his brain.
Neil Gaiman
Dumbness comes from the fact that a child is born deaf and that it consequently never learns how to articulate, for it is by the medium of hearing that such instruction is acquired.
Alexander Graham Bell
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion.
Bodhidharma
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Jury instructions are so numerous and complex, it’s a wonder jurors ever wade through them. And so it should come as no surprise that they can sometimes get stuck along the way. The instruction on circumstantial evidence is confusing even to lawyers. And reasonable doubt? That’s the hardest, most elusive one of all.
Marcia Clark
The seeds of first instructions are dropp’d into the deepest furrows.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
The people of Floridas 2nd Congressional District said, Steve, go up there and fight to change the culture in Washington. Ive taken their instructions very seriously.
Steve Southerland
The one who obey’s God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.
Lysa TerKeurst
The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
Michael Faraday
Why then should women be denied the benefits of instruction? If knowledge and understanding had been useless additions to the sex, God almighty would never have given them capacities.
Daniel Defoe
If India is not to declare spiritual bankruptcy, religious instruction of its youth must be held to be at least as necessary as secular instruction.
Mahatma Gandhi
Maintain perfect harmony between yourself and every member of your mastermind group. If you fail to carry out this instruction to the letter, you may expect to meet with failure. The master mind principle cannot obtain where perfect harmony does not prevail.
Napoleon Hill
One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity.
Bertrand Russell
[Children] receive direct instruction from time to time about the appropriateness of various social comparisons
Albert Bandura
Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher’s instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
Xunzi
Let us look at our own faults, and not other people’s. We ought not to insist on everyone following in our footsteps, nor to take upon ourselves to give instructions in spirituality when, perhaps, we do not even know what it is.
Teresa of Avila
My instruction to my parents is that I would rather they enjoy their retirement than leave me anything when they go. I am much happier watching them enjoying life.
Richard C. Armitage
People hate to and will not read instructions.
Nolan Bushnell
It takes these very simple-minded instructions – ‘Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number’ – but executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.
Steve Jobs
We should be individualizing instruction, utilizing that data to actually give teachers the tools necessary to meet the needs of a very diverse group of kids which exists in every class.
Wendy Kopp
We took up
our positions, in obedience to instructions.
T. S. Eliot
All the body’s systems and processes – your nerves, your emotions – take instruction from what is going on with your breath.
Tara Stiles
The Book of Mormon is our handbook of instructions as we travel the pathway from bad to good to better and strive to have our hearts changed.
David A. Bednar
Why have you come to me here, dear heart, with all these instructions? I promise you I will do everything just as you ask. But come closer. Let us give in to grief, however briefly, in each other’s arms.
Homer
O blessed Health! thou art above all gold and treasure; ’tis thou who enlargest the soul, and openest all its powers to receive instruction, and to relish virtue. He that has thee has little more to wish for, and he that is so wretched as to want thee, wants everything with thee.
Laurence Sterne
Japanese players do not like being thrown into an arena in which they are given very little instruction. You can head in any direction, 360 degrees. They say, ‘What am I supposed to do? Give me hints. Provide me service instead of just throwing me into this arena.’
Hideo Kojima
A screenplay is really an instruction manual, and it can be interpreted in any number of ways. The casting, the choice of location, the costumes and make-up, the actors’ reading of a line or emphasis of a word, the choice of lens and the pace of the cutting – these are all part of the translation.
David Nicholls
Philanthropy is the principal social institution that provides instruction in voluntary service.
Robert L. Payton
Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams. We call upon it to become a fact, or we cancel our previous instructions.
Stuart Wilde
Discipling involves instruction and imitation.
Mark Dever
Don’t always blindly follow guidance and step-by-step instructions; you might run into something interesting.
Georg Cantor
He made a lousy passenger, barking instructions I ignored
Karen Marie Moning
Ultimately a highly complex sentiment, having its first origin in the social instincts, largely guided by the approbation of our fellow-men, ruled by reason, self-interest, and in later times by deep religious feelings, confirmed by instruction and habit, all combined, constitute our moral sense or conscience.
Charles Darwin
The Bible shows the clear statement of God’s purposes concerning the earth, and man once made its prince. Its opening chapters show that it was intended for man’s instruction.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
The instruction at Edinburgh was altogether by lectures, and these were intolerably dull, with the exception of those on chemistry.
Charles Darwin
Let me earnestly recommend…one studio which you may freely enter and receive in liberal measure the most sure and safe instruction…the Studio of Nature.
Asher Brown Durand
I never really had novel-writing instruction like people do in MFA programs.
Jess Row
Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God.
Abdul Sattar Edhi
How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction; how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge – just knowledge; not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers.
Frances Wright
Ask any mechanic; instructions were the things you read when all else failed.
Barbara Seranella
As soft wax is apt to take the stamp of the seal, so are the minds of young children to receive the instruction imprinted on them.
Plutarch
The most important thing is to make a percussive instrument a singing instrument. Teachers should stress this aspect in their instruction, but it seems that very few of them actually do.
Vladimir Horowitz
Children must receive music instruction as naturally as food, with as much pleasure as they derive from a ball game, and this must happen from the beginning of their lives.
Leonard Bernstein
We do not understand and then obey: that is instruction. We obey by faith, and then we understand: that is illumination.
Warren W. Wiersbe
I will never forget the pleasure and instruction I derived from working with a true master of his art, such as Edward G. Robinson was – and is. Surely his record for versatility, studied characterization – ranging from modern colloquial to the classics – and artistic integrity is unsurpassed.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
That’s what reading was for my mother, and became for me – a way to escape, a private time machine, a place that began with moral instruction but soon morphed into empathy and imagination.
Ramona Koval
A little instruction in the elements of chartography—a little practice in the use of the compass and the spirit level, a topographical map of the town common, an excursion with a road map—would have given me a fat round earth in place of my paper ghost.
Mary Antin
We are more pained by ignorance than delighted by instruction.
Samuel Johnson
Men should come with instruction booklets.
Cathy Guisewite
Envision possibility. Don’t worry who else believes in it; the universe is only looking for instructions from you.
Marianne Williamson
You make a great, very great mistake, if you think that psychology, being the science of the mind’s laws, is something from which you can deduce definite programmes and schemes and methods of instruction for immediate schoolroom use.
William James
What did you do today to receive your instruction?
Louis Pasteur
Listening to nature’s operating instructions.
Janine Benyus
A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty people unless he goes abroad. A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
George Stigler
When charity requires it we must freely and mildly communicate to our neighbor not only what is his instruction, but also what is profitable for his consolation.
Saint Francis de Sales
Public instruction should be the first object of government.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The imaginations of believers have dressed up and exaggerated the excellence of the style and matter of the New Testament generally, in the same manner, in which they have the moral instructions of Jesus.
Lysander Spooner
If an American teenager were to come to Lahore, they’d have wildly different experiences depending on whom they met. They could party and get drunk and smoke hashish with some, while others would say, “Let’s get some religious instruction.”
Mohsin Hamid
Had the jury convicted on proper instructions it would be the end of the matter. But juries are not bound by what seems inescapable logic to judges.
Robert H. Jackson
In the deep, unwritten wisdom of life there are many things to be learned that cannot be taught. We never know them by hearing them spoken, but we grow into them by experience and recognize them through understanding. Understanding is a great experience in itself, but it does not come through instruction.
Anthony Hope
Well, I did a harmonica instruction tape for Homespun tapes.
John Sebastian
Never chide with anger, but instruction.
William Penn
The chief aim of Interpretation is not instruction, but provocation.
Freeman Tilden
Nature’s instructions are always slow; those of men are generally premature.
Henri Rousseau
My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.
Jose Rizal
God has given us a universe. It’s really an expensive toy with no instructions. We’re gonna break it sooner or later.
Kevin Maurer
Men are; more inclined to ask curious questions than to obtain necessary instruction.
Pasquier Quesnel
The reason literacy is important is that literature is the operating instructions. The best manual we have. The most useful guide to the country we’re visiting, life.
Ursula K. Le Guin
There are some good teachers out there, but the only one who is a genius at diagnosing my swing is my mom. She took up golf late, when she was 39, but in her younger days, she was an amazing athlete. She never read an instruction book or took lessons, but she has a remarkable eye for motion.
Boo Weekley
If you present your dog to a veterinarian with the instruction to put him to sleep, you would normally mean something very different than you would upon taking your wife or husband to an anesthesiologist with the same words.
Raymond Moody
I told Miss Kay we need to make sure our children don’t turn out like I turned out, so they were raised up around biblical instruction. That mixed with discipline – the discipline code, I call it. They just had a lifestyle of seeing their parents do good things.
Phil Robertson
I thought everybody got into rock ‘n’ roll because they didn’t want to follow instructions.
Mos Def
I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me to face the darkness within myself and it almost killed me…. I was beaten down in every sense until I had to come to terms with that in me which I kept rejecting all my life.
Irina Tweedie
Yes, instruction! Light! Light! Everything comes from light, and to everything it returns.
Victor Hugo
When we train a horse to do a certain job, we’re training the horse to be like a soldier, and yes, he still has a spirit, and he still has his ideas, but he is a disciplined soldier, and in the end, he will follow the rider’s instruction to do what needs to be done.
Ian Millar
We practically only practiced fitness under Klinsmann, there was very little technical instruction and the players themselves discussed the way they would play a game before the match.
Philipp Lahm
It is a mistake to make propaganda many-sided, like scientific instruction, for instance… As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered.
Adolf Hitler
I think that the essential instruction of the Bible is very much topical. The sole problem is that with every change of historical setting, you need to readjust the interpretation of the message.
Zygmunt Bauman
My best game plan is to sit on the bench and call out specific instructions like ‘C’mon Boog,’ ‘Get a hold of one, Frank,’ or ‘Let’s go, Brooks.’
Earl Weaver
In 1996, Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ was removed from classrooms after a school board passed a ‘prohibition of alternative lifestyle instruction’ act. Apparently, a young female character disguised as a boy was a danger to the youth of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Richard LaGravenese
If we want to be musicians, dancers or sportspeople, we can download a certain amount and watch DVDs and read books, but in the end we need someone to assess us and give us personal instruction. The two go together.
Tenzin Palmo
All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth.
Edmund Burke
If any speak ill of thee, flee home to thy own conscience, and examine thy heart: if thou be guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction: make use of both; so shalt thou distil honey out of gall, and out of an open enemy create a secret friend.
Francis Quarles
The fitness of the pupil is shown in his love for the acquisition of knowledge, his willingness to receive instruction, his reverence for learned and virtuous men, his attendance upon the teacher, and his execution of orders.
Dayananda Saraswati
But for me if I’m gonna read about something I’d rather read a pamphlet or the instructions to a synthesizer than a book on Buddhism.
John Frusciante
The people talking on their cell phone and following GPS instructions to where grandma’s house is saying I don’t need space – excuse me, that’s how you know where grandma lives, and when to make the left turn.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Most canele recipes begin with an instruction to brush $30 copper molds with melted beeswax. Unsurprisingly, I’ve never made it past the Internet search for ‘used canele molds’ before giving up.
Samin Nosrat
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
Henry Ward Beecher
The most important thing about Spaceship Earth – an instruction book didn’t come with it.
R. Buckminster Fuller
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it.
Edmund Barton
There are something like 18 billion cells in the brain alone. There are no two brains alike; there are no two hands alike; there are no two human beings alike. You can take your instructions and your guidance from others, but you must find your own path.
Joseph Campbell
Christ didn’t leave us a book of instructions; He left us a body, a family – a Church. If it were perfectly clear, there wouldn’t be any freedom.
Francis George
The villany you teach me I shall execute; and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
William Shakespeare
Minimize the user’s memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible. The user should not have to remember information from one part of the dialogue to another. Instructions for use of the system should be visible or easily retrievable whenever appropriate.
Jakob Nielsen
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Ambrose Bierce
The Devil often transforms himself into an angel to tempt men, some for their instruction, some for their ruin.
Saint Augustine
In Idaho, we hope to see educators using Khan Academy to individualize their instruction. Instead of a one-size-fits-all lesson, teachers will be able to focus their attention on specific students who are struggling while the rest of the class engages with material appropriate for them.
Sal Khan
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities-that’s training or instruction-but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
Thomas W. Moore
You are holding in your hands not only a book of readings and instruction for the journey, but one monastic’s heart of love held out to a searching world.
Paula D’Arcy
Courtesy is a science of the highest importance. It is…opening a door that we may derive instruction from the example of others, and at the same time enabling us to benefit them by our example, if there be anything in our character worthy of imitation.
Michel de Montaigne
Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that witches are often betrayed by their appetites; dragons have one soft spot, somewhere, always; hearts can be well-hidden, and you can betray them with your tongue. (from “Instructions”)
Neil Gaiman
The fullest instruction, and the fullest enjoyment are never derived from books, till we have ventilated the ideas thus obtained in free and easy chat with others.
William Matthews
Study Chairman Mao’s writings, follow his teachings and act according to his instructions.
Lin Biao
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
Elizabeth Hardwick
Apothegms are the wisdom of the past condensed for the instruction and guidance of the present.
Tryon Edwards
Young men, of course, don’t want to be guided by old back numbers, but at the same time I know that in my own case I gained a lot by studying the characters of the chiefs under whom I served from time to time. Lord Wolseley, for instance, said: “Use your common sense rather than book instructions.”
Robert Baden-Powell
When a peasant begins to feel the need for instruction, he usually becomes fiercely calculating.
Emile Zola
There’s not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.
Bryan Adams
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
Edward Gibbon
Words are both better and worse than thoughts, they express them, and add to them; they give them power for good or evil; they start them on an endless flight, for instruction and comfort and blessing, or for injury and sorrow and ruin.
Tryon Edwards
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Voltaire
The affairs of the world will go on forever, do not delay the practice of meditation.
Once you have met with the profound instructions from a meditation master,
with single pointed determination, set about realizing the Truth.
Milarepa
We follow instructions to my destination, a chamber for my preparation.
Suzanne Collins
These are the roots of trees, O monks, these are empty huts. Meditate, monks, do not be negligent, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.
Gautama Buddha
My obligation is to focus on the priorities of classroom instruction, parental involvement and student safety, targeting student performance and eliminating unnecessary administrative costs.
John R. Leopold
We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, and make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education.
Thomas Jefferson
The fewer words a parent uses, the more aurhoritative the parent sounds & the clearer the instruction.
John Rosemond
The instruction of children should aim gradually to combine knowing and doing. Among all sciences mathematics seems to be the only one of a kind to satisfy this aim most completely.
Immanuel Kant
The quality of instruction is very high at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. It’s not about being a rock star. It’s about the fundamentals of music, theory and technique on a particular instrument, and playing in an ensemble or private setting.
Flea
I imported the first Mac into England in 1984; you know, the beige box. I imported what I think were the first four that came into England. I never opened the instruction manual. That was the best thing about it.
James Dyson
Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton’s, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
Charles Babbage
The Buddha taught complete honesty, with the extra instruction that everything a person says should be truthful and helpful.
Sylvia Boorstein
I see that it is impossible to remember a long poem without practice and repetition; so is forgetfulness of the words of instruction engendered in the heart that has ceased to value them.
Xenophon
Aslan’s instructions always work; there are no exceptions.
C. S. Lewis
The instruction manual for my Motorola phone is bigger and heavier than the phone.
Martin Cooper
[Decoding the human genome sequence] is the most significant undertaking that we have mounted so far in an organized way in all of science. I believe that reading our blueprints, cataloguing our own instruction book, will be judged by history as more significant than even splitting the atom or going to the moon.
Francis Collins
Human beings are better and lazier than their rules and instructions.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Clemenza’s overriding responsibility is to his family. He takes a moment out of his routine madness to remember that he had promised his wife that he would bring dessert home. His instruction to his partner in crime is an entire moral manifesto in six little words: ‘Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Sarah Vowell
This life has been a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have received actual instructions on where to go and what to do.
Winnie Holzman
Fables take off from the severity of instruction, and enforce it at the same time that they conceal it.
Joseph Addison
Testing is not a substitute for curriculum and instruction. Good education cannot be achieved by a strategy of testing children, shaming educators, and closing schools.
Diane Ravitch
Whatever does not spring from a man’s free choice, or is only the result of instruction and guidance, does not enter into his very being, but still remains alien to his true nature; he does not perform it with truly human energies, but merely with mechanical exactness.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
It is a tragic and agonizing irony that instructions once delivered for the purpose of avoiding needless offense are now invoked in ways that needlessly offend, that words once meant to help draw people to the gospel now repel them.
Rachel Held Evans
If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.
Stonewall Jackson
I’m a partner in a company called Helicopter Services and Instruction out of New Jersey.
Treat Williams
Mostly, whenever I’m booked to do instruction, I just play a little bit and get people to ask questions. We’ll play some music for ’em, ’til somebody hollers out, ‘Play ‘Milk Cow Blues’ or ‘Play ‘San Antonio Rose.’ We play requests and demonstrate our music.
Johnny Gimble
Nothing is of greater importance than the right early instruction of youth.
Peter Stuyvesant
High-quality alternative educational settings should be available when students violate codes of conduct and need to be removed from the classroom while still maintaining access to instruction. And there must be social, health and psychological services to address students’ needs.
Randi Weingarten
The care of a house, the conduct of a home, the management of children, the instruction and government of servants, are as deserving of scientific treatment and scientific professors and lectureships as are the care of farms, the management of manure and crops, and the raising and care of stock.
Catharine Beecher
If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.
George Muller
The first audition I ever went on, I was accompanied by my mother at the instruction of my father. You have to learn how to take rejection if you really want to be an actor, he said. He had to eat his own words. I got the job.
Michele Lee
A month’s intelligent instruction in the theory of numbes ought to be twice as instructive, twice as useful, and at least 10 times as entertaining as the same amount of ‘calculus for engineers’.
G. H. Hardy
People can be motivated to creativity simply with the instruction to “be creative.”
Richard Saul Wurman
Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.
Nick Hornby
I consider that it is on instruction and education that the future security and direction of the destiny of every nation chiefly and fundamentally rests.
Lajos Kossuth
When you see a good horseman, you’re unable to tell where the instruction is coming from. It’s like telepathy.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Homer
You see, we need instruction on how to possess money without being possessed by money. We need help to learn how to own things without treasuring them. We need the discipline that will allow us to live simply while managing great wealth and power.
Richard J. Foster
The disciples obey because that’s what people do when someone rises from the dead and gives instructions.
Francis Chan
I believe in an America … where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches, or any other ecclesiastical source.
John F. Kennedy
I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.
Joichi Ito
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Anne Sullivan
Calvin: Dad where do babies come from? Dad: Well Calvin, you simply go to Sears, buy the kit and follow the assembly instructions. Calvin: I came from Sears? Dad: No you were a blue-light special at K-Mart – almost as good and a lot cheaper!
Bill Watterson
Nothing important comes with instructions.
James Richardson
The Eyes are the organs of temptation, and the Ears are the organs of instruction.
Aristotle
We saw how a lot of companies charge upwards of $1500 for a basic LSAT course, and we all thought that is simply way too much, even if the instruction was good.
Ron DeSantis
Today’s child is growing up absurd, because he lives in two worlds, and neither of them inclines him to grow up. Growing up–thatis our new work, and it is total. Mere instruction will not suffice.
Marshall McLuhan
If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.
Christopher Hitchens
I soon gave up instruction for self-teaching.
Tommy Shaw
Instruction tables will have to be made up by mathematicians with computing experience and perhaps a certain puzzle-solving ability. There need be no real danger of it ever becoming a drudge, for any processes that are quite mechanical may be turned over to the machine itself.
Alan Turing
I’ve often gotten the feeling that the only people who have learned from computer assisted instruction are the authors.
Ben Shneiderman
A large part of academic community is unthinkingly self-involved, producing reams of sterile writing – often consuming unbelievable amounts of public funds – and serving as an instruction manual for how to chase away readers and ignore historical insights.
Gotz Aly
Americans are in vital need of the instruction that historians can provide.
Max Boot
I want to see religious instruction and sermons held in German in the mosques. The ideal, in my view, would be for imams to be trained in Germany and to speak our language, just as the Roman Catholic Church now holds mass in German and gave up Latin long ago.
Wolfgang Schauble
Kids need time for problem solving, critical thinking, applying knowledge through project-based instruction, working in teams, falling down and getting right back up to figure out what they didn’t understand and why.
Randi Weingarten
Wise people listen to wise instruction, especially instruction from the Word of God.
Warren W. Wiersbe
When a device as simple as a door has to come with an instruction manual—even a one-word manual—then it is a failure, poorly designed.
Donald A. Norman
Instruction is important.
John Dewey
The first audition I ever went on, I was accompanied by my mother at the instruction of my father. ‘You have to learn how to take rejection if you really want to be an actor,’ he said. He had to eat his own words. I got the job.
Michele Lee
Unbroken companionship helps us hear His instruction so then we can see His direction. We must not seek direction before obeying His instruction.
Lysa TerKeurst
During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information.
Joseph Goebbels
Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I soon gave up instruction for self-teaching
Tommy Shaw
Buddhists and Taoists of the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan share the same roots and instructions and have always maintained sound exchanges.
Jia Qinglin
Precept is instruction written in the sand; the tide flows over it and the record is gone; example is graven on the rock, and the lesson is not soon lost.
William Ellery Channing
Assessment is today’s means of modifying tomorrow’s instruction.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Any system of education…which limits instruction to the arts and sciences and rejects the aids of religion in forming the characters of citizens, is essentially defective.
Noah Webster
The elements of instruction should be presented to the mind in childhood, but not with any compulsion.
Plato
The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.
Oscar Wilde
Sometimes God allows us to explore the ‘whys’ of His instructions. Other times He wants us to obey ‘because He said so.’ Has God asked you to obey in a specific matter that still awaits your obedient response?
Beth Moore
Socrates’ fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
Moses Mendelssohn
Too often we are Christians by assumption, manipulation or instruction, rather than Christians by regeneration.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
I’d rather have a book, but in a pinch I’ll settle for a set of Water Pik instructions.
Anne Fadiman
Fatherhood is a relationship of love and understanding It is power and action. It is counsel and instruction.
A. Theodore Tuttle
I do not think that any thorough-going modification of college curriculum would be possible without a modification of the methods of instruction.
John Dewey
You know what would help the instruction form? Verbs! Verbs would be nice! Because they help you get to the end of a thought!
Lewis Black
Everyone could use instructions on every aspect of cooking: pantry, storage, refrigeration, cooking, what to buy. Everyone that I come into contact with could use help.
Geoffrey Zakarian
Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
Mary Oliver
Literature is not an instruction manual.
Charles Baxter
I think accepting an instruction is part of a player’s responsibility.
Sam Allardyce
Aristotle wrote the ‘Poetics’ 2,400 years ago. It’s really an instruction manual for aspiring filmmakers. It’s as valid today as it was then.
Nicholas Jarecki
Teaching is the perpetual end and office of all things. Teaching, instruction is the main design that shines through the sky and earth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day.
Alain de Botton
He watched through a crack inside just pretending to be dead he wanted to fix each pallbearer in his memory . . . it seems to me a telephone was installed in the coffin to someone yet again Stalin is sending his instructions.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
A teacher in a differentiated classroom does not classify herself as someone who ‘already differentiates instruction.’ Rather that teacher is fully aware that every hour of teaching, every day in the classroom can reveal one more way to make the classroom a better match for its learners.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
What lies at the heart of every living thing is not a fire, not warm breath, not a ‘spark of life.’ It is information, words, instructions… If you want to understand life, don’t think about vibrant, throbbing gels and oozes, think about information technology.
Richard Dawkins
In my opinion, economists and sociologists are the people to whom we ought to turn more than we do for instruction in the grounds and foundations of all rational decisions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
My father was a schoolteacher, and so I had the advantage of both western educational instruction in the school, as well as what you might call the process of imbibing the traditional processes of education instruction around me.
Wole Soyinka
The entire educational process must be carried out with love, which is perceptible in every disciplinary measure and which does not instill any fear. And the most effective educational method is not the word of instruction but the living example without which all words remain useless.
Edith Stein
Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion .
Napoleon Hill
My favourite example of good technology is the automobile. I travel all over the world and if I want to drive a car anywhere, I get in and put the key in the ignition, shift out of park and drive. I don’t need an instruction manual.
Martin Cooper
Make your friends your teachers and mingle the pleasures of conversation with the advantages of instruction.
Baltasar Gracian
It is the act of an ill-instructed man to blame others for his own bad condition; it is the act of one who has begun to be instructed, to lay the blame on himself; and of one whose instruction is completed, neither to blame another, nor himself.
Epictetus
That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
Charles Babbage
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.
Ellen G. White
You can send a lot of instruction through laughter.
Jeffrey Tambor
I’m not a frustrated concert composer, and the concert pieces I’ve done have been a small part of my work. What I’ve sought there is instruction, variation from the demands of film and relief from its restrictions.
John Williams
A university is not, thank heavens, a place for vocational instruction, it has nothing to do with training for a working life and career, it is a place for education, something quite different.
Stephen Fry
One didn’t issue instructions to comets. Grown children did what they had to do, and parents could only grit their teeth and watch and pray for them to get through it.
Lisa Alther
Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
Zebulon Pike
Honestly, as hard a profession as acting is, I think music is even harder. Acting, you’re like a leech, because someone else does the hard part for you. They write it for you, then the director tells you what to do. You really just need to know how to pay attention, follow instructions.
Michael Shannon
By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow.
Brian Ferneyhough
Despite the never ending play of conscious correction and instruction, the surrounding atmosphere and spirit is in the end the chief agent in forming manners.
John Dewey
Meditation will work on anyone who has a functioning human nervous system. All you need is the intelligence to follow simple instructions. Even children as young as 4 and 5 have been taught to meditate successfully.
Deepak Chopra
So much does the moral health depend upon the moral atmosphere that is breathed, and so great is the influence daily exercised by parents over their children by living a life before their eyes, that perhaps the best system of parental instruction might be summed up in these two words: ‘Improve thyself.’
Samuel Smiles
The effects of infantile instruction are, like those of syphilis, never completely cured.
Robert Briffault
Literacy is so you can read the operating instructions.
Ursula K. Le Guin
King Drowden has given his men instructions to infiltrate the town, bribe townspeople for the secrets of their neighbors, steal the neighbors’ hidden treasures. Much more subtle than Drowden’s usual smash and burn technique. We do hope Drowden isn’t growing a brain.
Kristin Cashore
I think the greatest part about being an entrepreneur is the ability to create what you like and do it the way you want. You don’t have to listen to anyone else or follow any instructions and that control is what entrepreneurship is all about.
Jeet Banerjee
Voles-tu, mon petit papillon.” Illium laughed at Galen’s instruction to “fly, little butterfly
Nalini Singh
No religious reading, instruction or exercise, shall be prescribed or practiced [in the elementary schools] inconsistent with the tenets of any religious sect or denomination.
Thomas Jefferson
The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting inane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods.
Jim Harrison
Following instructions is overrated.
Seth Godin
Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature, under which name I include not merely things and their forces, but people and their ways; and the fashioning of the affections and of the will into an earnest and loving desire to move in harmony with those laws.
Thomas Huxley
Education is one thing and instruction, however worthy, necessary and incidentally or monetarily educative, another.
Kingsley Amis
During our religious instruction in school, we always asked: How can one prove the existence of God? And I have learned that the Catholic Church, which is never at a loss for an answer when it comes to existential questions, responds as follows: This question simply does not arise.
Jean-Claude Juncker
I would rather write for the instruction, or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich.
Frederick Marryat
In a polite age almost every person becomes a reader, and receives more instruction from the Press than the Pulpit.
Oliver Goldsmith
We don’t need to be taught to make art, but sometimes we need permission to do so. Following instructions is overrated.
Seth Godin
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
Michel de Montaigne
I originally studied medicine in order to be a physiologist, but I drifted into psychology and philosophy from a sort of fatality. I never had any philosophic instruction, the first lecture on psychology I ever heard being the first I ever gave.
William James
Where’s your instruction manual?” I asked him. “What’s the baby customer-service number?
Lisa Kleypas
The stars, that in their courses roll, Have much instruction given; But Thy good Word informs my soul How I may climb to Heaven.
Isaac Watts
What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty; the regulation of this path is called Instruction. The path may not be left for an instant. If it could be left, it would not be the path.
Confucius
We should not seek to tune out the realists’ whines or taunts, as they may provide good instruction.
Brendon Burchard
It is a good thing to write for the amusement of the public, but it is a far higher and nobler thing to write for their instruction, their profit, their actual and tangible benefit.
Mark Twain
A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more.
Richard G. Scott
Whoever is afraid must needs be dependent; a weak thing needs support. That is why the primitive mind, from deep psychological necessity, begot religious instruction and embodied it in a magician or a priest.
Carl Jung
Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.
Oriah Dreamer
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
Xun Kuang
And every stone and every star a tongue, And every gale of wind a curious song. The Heavens were an oracle, and spoke Divinity: the Earth did undertake The office of a priest; and I being dumb (Nothing besides was dumb) all things did come With voices and instructions.
Thomas Traherne
Style is instinctive and few achieve it in a notable degree. Its development is not hastened by instruction. It comes or it doesn’t. It will take care of itself.
Walter J. Phillips
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
Life is but one continual course of instruction. The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.
Paul R. Hill
The best instruction is that which uses the least words sufficient for the task.
Maria Montessori
To consider the school as a place where instruction is given is one point of view. But, to consider the school as a preparation for life is another. In the latter case, the school must satisfy all the needs of life.
Maria Montessori
It’s the old-school jazz mentality that I connect with the most. I dig the idea of the seeker, the guy who’s always trying to figure out why he is doing music and trying to understand and make sense of his instrument in a world which deals with rigid instruction.
Flying Lotus