Gilbert Highet - Quotes

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A good teacher is a determined person. ---->>>

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health. ---->>>

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching. ---->>>

Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating. ---->>>

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. ---->>>

The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul. ---->>>

Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death. ---->>>

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those? ---->>>


Nationality: Scottish
Born: 06-22, 1906
Die: 06-21, 1978
Occupation: Writer

Gilbert Arthur Highet (June 22, 1906 – January 20, 1978) was a Scottish-American classicist, academic, writer, intellectual, critic and literary historian. Born in Scotland, Gilbert Highet is best known as a mid-20th-century teacher of the humanities in the United States. He attended Hillhead High School, Glasgow, Glasgow University and, on both a Snell and a Jenkyns Exhibition, Balliol College, Oxford (wikipedia)