16 Total Quotes

Gilbert Highet Quotes

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.
Gilbert Highet
#Duty #Scottish Writer

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
Gilbert Highet
#Politics #Scottish Writer

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
Gilbert Highet
#Books And Reading #Scottish Writer

A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
Gilbert Highet
#Health #Scottish Writer

A good teacher is a determined person
Gilbert Highet
#Determined

The mind never need stop growing. Indeed, one of the few experiences which never pall is the experience of watching one's own mind and how it produces new interests, responds to new stimuli, and develops new thoughts, apparently without effort and almost independently of one's own conscious control.
Gilbert Highet
#Mind #Experience

The aim of those who try to control thought is always the same. They find one single explanation of the world, one system of thought and action that will (they believe) cover everything; and then they try to impose that on all thinking people.
Gilbert Highet
#Control

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching
Gilbert Highet
#Children

A good teacher is a determined person.
Gilbert Highet
#Scottish Writer

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.
Gilbert Highet
#Scottish Writer

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.
Gilbert Highet
#Scottish Writer