Quotes of Apprentice

“ Concluding a short series on education: The devout student is the best of all students. There are too many who are devout, but not students. They will not accept the discipline of study and of learning, and they even look with suspicion upon the further knowledge which study brings to men… ”

- William Barclay

“ I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff. ”

- Kazuo Ishiguro

“ The Pell Grant is more than a financial aid program for college students in need. It is the right thing to do for America's college students, and it is the right thing to do for America's economy. ”

- Norm Coleman

“ I am a pupil of Pissarro. ”

- Paul Cezanne

“ To be a teacher is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard

“ I had always said to myself that forty was the cut off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people sound like a very long one, but the novel as art is a middle-aged art. ”

- Jane Rule

“ Always two there are, a master and an apprentice. ”

- Frank Oz

“ It did not occur to me that I might be a writer until I flunked out of my first year as a chemistry major, and found work as an apprentice writer of Volkswagen ads. ”

- Peter Carey

“ A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom. ”

- LeeRoi Jones

“ We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve. ”

- Samuel Smiles

“ Real apprenticeship is ultimately always to the self. ”

- Cynthia Ozick

“ No one has ever completed their apprenticeship. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room. ”

- Heywood Broun

“ All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life. ”

- M. C. Richards

“ Students today are raised on technology, fundamentally changing the educational environment and how students interact, learn and share. Continued focus on eliminating barriers to education by leveraging technology and the network will help bridge the digital divide and deliver world-class education to everyone… ”

- Scott McNealy

“ The most important thing is practice in daily life; then you can know gradually the true value of religion. Doctrine is not meant for mere knowledge, but for the improvement of our minds. In order to do that, it must be part of our life. If you put religious doctrine in a building and when you leave the building depart from the practices, you cannot gain its value. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer. ”

- Bell Hooks

“ Many times I tell my American students my Iranian students understood how valuable is because they had been deprived of it. Sometimes in the West we need to be reminded of the fact that blood has been paid for what we have. ”

- Azar Nafisi

“ Concluding a short series on prayer We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism... To your knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don't hedge! Time flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood… ”

- C. T. Studd

“ In the first place, I'm sort of an atheist. I like Jesus and all, but I don't care too much for most of the other stuff in the Bible. Take the Disciples, for instance. They annoy the hell out of me, if you want to know the truth. They were all right after Jesus was dead and all, but while He was alive, they were about as much use to Him as a hole in the head… ”

- J.D. Salinger

“ An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use. ”

- Robert L. Kruse

“ Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices and serve our time at it. Painstaking care, much thought, practice and labour are required to be a skillful tradesman in praying. Practice in this, as well as in all other trades, makes perfect. ”

- E.M. Bounds

“ I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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