Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

Anne ritchie

This is an often used saying, in which the oldest English use of this proverb was in a British novel published in 1885. This proverb sheds light on the notion that it is wise in the long run to teach someone how to do something, rather than to do that something for them. It is a plea towards teaching for independence as well as self-sufficiency.