— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
„Your grand-father taught me the politics of pride, your grandmother taught me the politics of poverty. I am beholden to both for the fine synthesis.“
— Carl Linnaeus, livre Systema Naturae
Systema Naturae, Praise at the end of the index. In Systema Naturae (1758), from Psalm 71. Original in Latin: "Docuisti me Deus a juventute mea, & usque nunc pronunciabo Mirabilia Tua"
— MC Daleste Brazilian funk and rap musician 1992 - 2013
In the song Em Teu Olhar http://www.vagalume.com.br/mc-daleste/em-teu-olhar.html
„Father, I am greatly disturbed by a vision which has appeared to me through divine revelation, a vision seen not with my fleshly eyes but only in my spirit. Wretched, and indeed more than wretched in my womanly condition, I have from earliest childhood seen great marvels which my tongue has no power to express but which the Spirit of God has taught me that I may believe." Steadfast and gentle father, in your kindness respond to me, your unworthy servant, who has never, from her earliest childhood, lived one hour free from anxiety. In your piety and wisdom look in your spirit, as you have been taught by the Holy Spirit, and from your heart bring comfort to your handmaiden.“
— Hildegard of Bingen Medieval saint, prophetise, mystic and Doctor of Church 1098 - 1179
Letter to Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1146-47
„I am sometimes also asked whether the October Crisis taught me anything about the art of governing, or about the means that were at my disposal for defusing the crisis. First of all, it taught me that you can be the prescient futurologist in the world, you can lay out the best-made plans and define your priorities with the utmost care, but if you show yourself to be incapable of managing a crisis when it arises, you will lose your right to govern and the whole thing will blow up in your face.“
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
Memoirs (1993), Part 2, 1968 - 1974 Power And Responsibility, p. 149-150
„Some part of me knew he would show up, that if I stood in one place long enough he would find me, like you're taught to do when you're lost. But they never taught us what to do if both of you are lost, and you both end up in the same place, waiting.“
— Nick Flynn, livre Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
„I am grateful to some pens that are as sharp as a sword edge; they taught me how to go on calmly and smiling.“
— Salman al-Ouda journalist 1956
My Enemies, I Thank You (كتاب شكرا أيها الأعداء)
„The stars had only one task: they taught me how to read.
They taught me I had a language in heaven
and another language on earth.“
— Mahmoud Darwich, Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems
„My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well.“
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
— Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969
Achieving The Impossible (2010), Context: My father taught me to understand that not much was impossible, if you had a mind to go after it. What seems beyond you is only unreachable if that’s what you believe. p 7
„When I was a young man, my father told me not to get into politics, because it was dirty, and would destroy me.“
— Gérald Tremblay former mayor of Montreal, Quebec (2001-2012) 1942
Resignation speech, November 5, 2012 Montreal mayor steps down amid corruption allegations http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-mayor-steps-down-amid-corruption-allegations-1.1166132, at CBC.ca
„Who taught me true strength?
Who taught me kindness?
Whom do I walk for?
Who did I want to stroke my hair?
Who didn't give up for me?
I'll never forget.“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
Lyrics, Loveppears, Who...
„It was at St. Mary’s that I met and learned to love the greatest man I’ve ever known. His name was Brother Matthias. He was the father I needed. He taught me to read and write — and he taught me the difference between right and wrong.“
— Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
Recalling Brother Matthias Boutlier, in The Babe Ruth Story; reproduced in "Photo of the Day: Babe Ruth Bows Out" http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2016/05/photo-day-761-2/ by Lux, at Whale Oil Beef Hooked (May 3, 2016)
„It was my evil star above,
Not my sweet lute, that wrought me wrong;
It was not song that taught me love,
But it was love that taught me song.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Improvisatrice (1824), Title Poem
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
(15 October 1994), Lews Therin Telamon
„That's the spirit. Greg has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger. Only your hatred can destroy me. Come to the dark side, Sarah. We have cookies.“
— Linus Torvalds Finnish-American software engineer and hacker 1969
2010s, 2013, <nowiki>Re: [ 00/19 http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=137390810310498&w=2, 3.10.1-stable review</nowiki>, Torvalds, Linus, 2013-07-15, 2013-07-17]