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A. Bartlett Giamatti
(1938-1989) born on
Apr 04
US university administrator, baseball executive. He was president of Yale, 1978-86; became commissioner of baseball in 1989.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a marker or a building.

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single party of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
On a good day, I view the job [of president] as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch -- engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction.
It is not enough to offer a smorgasbord of courses. We must insure that students are not just eating at one end of the table.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The American Teacher," in "Harper's," Jul 1980.
R: Final baccalaureate address, 26 May 1986.
A: "The American Teacher," in "Harper's," Jul 1980.
N: In "New York Times," 6 Mar 1983.
K: In "New York Times," 6 Mar 1983.

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