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Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 11.
    Specialization is a feature of every complex organization, be it social or natural, a school system, garden, book, or mammalian body.
    (Catharine R. Stimpson (b. 1936), U.S. scholar and educator. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A56 (October 21, 1992). On alleged over-specialization in academic research.)
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  • 12.
    Next to our free political institutions, our free public-school system ranks as the greatest achievement of democratic life in America ...
    (Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 14 (1953).)
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  • 13.
    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).)
  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    Dr. Birdsell, my dramatic coach in school, always said that I was the most melancholy Dane that he had ever directed.
    (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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  • 16.
    Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.
    (Robert Bresson (b. 1907), French film director. "1950-1958: Exercises," Notes on the Cinematographer (1975).)
  • 17.
    "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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  • 18.
    A school without grades must have been concocted by someone who was drunk on non-alcoholic wine.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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).)
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