There's only so much you can teach a person until you reach the limits of his capabilities.

— Arnold Rothstein

Tremendous Teachable quotations

The mind is susceptible to suggestions. It learns whatever you teach it.

Be teachable. That is the whole secret.

Experience teaches only the teachable.

16 Quotes by Winston Churchill on being teachable

It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret.

Jesus came to raise the dead. He did not come to teach the teachable; He did not come to improve the improvable; He did not come to reform the reformable. None of those things works.

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty...a cknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.

The unwilling mind is not a teachable mind.

[One] who is healthy in body, resourceful in soul and of a readily teachable nature.

Someone has said,"Education is going from an unconscious to conscious awareness of one's ignorance."..No one has a corner on wisdom. All the name-dropping in the world does not heighten the significance of our character. If anything, it reduces it. Our acute need is to cultivate a willingness to learn and to remain teachable.

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not.

The reason 'help' is such a great prayer is that God is the gift of desperation.

When you're in despair, you're teachable.

Discipline and diligence are up there on the list, but one of the most important qualities of many really successful people is humility. If you have a degree of humility about you, you have the ability to take advice, to be coachable, teachable. A humble person never stops learning.

A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.

You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes.

Keep the corners of your mouth turned up.

Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them...For as long as you are green, you can grow.

To be humble is to be teachable.

The school of relationships is where you learn self-knowledge.

I just don't know how you could learn it sitting alone in the desert on a rock by yourself. You have to see where you fail at it. And that confrontation with your own ability - "I was again not able to love" - those are the teachable moments.

People cannot be expected to learn one expertise and just apply it routinely in a job. Your expertise is in steadily renewing your knowledge base and extending it to new areas. That lifelong cycle of learning really is the foundation of the new information organization and economy.

I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments.

I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.

The Church of Reason, like all institutions of the System, is based not on individual strength but upon individual weakness. What's really demanded in the Church of Reason is not ability, but inability. Then you are considered teachable. A truly able person is always a threat.

Mastering our emotions has nothing to do with asceticism or repression, for the purpose is not to break the emotions or deny them but to "break in" the emotions, making them teachable because they are tamed.

The mere habit of learning to love is the thing;

and a teachableness of disposition in a young lady is a great blessing

A deep sense of sin, a humble willingness to be saved in God's way, a teachable readiness to give up our own prejudices when a more excellent way is shown, these are the principal things. These things the two disciples possessed, and therefore our Lord "went with them" and guided them into all truth.

Greatness is not a teachable nor gainable thing, but the expression of the mind of a God-made great man.

Make me like a little child, Simple, teachable, and mild;

Seeing only in Thy light; Walking only in Thy might!

Parents sometimes simply don't have enough hands and time and attention to do all that is urgent. But in all things there is a priority of importance....and one of our urgent opportunities is to respond to a child when he earnestly asks, remembering that they don't always ask, that they aren't always teachable, that they won't always listen.

Human beings were given a left foot and a right foot to make a mistake first to the left, then to the right, left again and repeat.

What I believe is that all clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: Curious and teachable.

It is also possible, I believe, if one lives in India long enough, to come across a globe-trotter who is modest and teachable, but we have been out here only twenty-two years, and I am going home without having seen one.

Teachability and trust always leads to total obedience.

Never stop being teachable. If you think you know everything, you will never learn anything.

You stay teachable most by reading books. By reading what other people went through.

Humility is essential to the acquiring of spiritual knowledge.

To be humble is to be teachable. Humility permits you to be tutored by the Spirit and to be taught from sources inspired by the Lord, such as the scriptures. The seeds of personal growth and understanding germinate and flourish in the fertile soil of humility. Their fruit is spiritual knowledge to guide you here and hereafter.

Only as they cease to seek anything by themselves and only as they take the position of the teachable shall they be taught by the Spirit truth which they are able to digest.