Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 11.
    My hobby more and more is likely to be common school education, or universal education.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 619, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (August 5, 1880).)
  • 12.
    My first debate in high school—"Resolved: Girls are no good"—and I won!
    (Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984). Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
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  • 13.
    "Avay with melincholly, as the little boy said ven his school-missis died.'
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 44, p. 623 (1837).)
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  • 14.
    You send a boy to school in order to make friends—the right sort.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 2, entry for Nov. 16, 1921, ed. Anne O. Bell (1978). Woolf was here quoting the reaction of Maurice Baring and his wife to Lady Cromer sending her son to Winchester, which was not considered elite enough.)
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  • 15.
    Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models.
    (Alice Sterling Honig (20th century), child development specialist. "Helping Children Become More Caring and Cooperative," NYSAEYC Reporter (winter 1994).)
  • 16.
    Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Jack Cade, in Henry VI, Part 2, act 4, sc. 7, l. 32-4. The peasants accusations against Lord Saye.)
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  • 17.
    The schools begin with what they call the elements, and where do they end?
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, September 26, 1855, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 260, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 18.
    Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Unto This Last, essay 2 (1862).)
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  • 19.
    I go to school to youth to learn the future.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "What Fifty Said.")
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  • 20.
    India's soap opera is about millions watching the paterfamilias of rich family learning sharpening of pencil of school going grandchild.
    (Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India) .)
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