Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered but to be schooled.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Considerations by the Way," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 27.
    Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
    (John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Feb. 14-May 3, 1819, to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Letters of John Keats, no. 123, ed. Frederick Page (1954).)
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  • 28.
    Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
    (B.B. King (b. 1925), U.S. blues guitarist. Sunday Times (London, Nov. 4, 1984).)
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  • 29.
    It is odd that the NCAA would place a school on probation for driving an athlete to class, or providing a loan, but would have no penalty for a school that violates Title IX, a federal law.
    (Cardiss L. Collins (b. 1931), U.S. politician. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A32 (May 26, 1993). On the National College Athletic Association's failure to support the law requiring gender equity in college sports. Most special favors for college athletes are prohibited by the Association. Collins was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.)
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  • 30.
    True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who cometh sound out of the school of severity and restraint.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Upon Some Verses of Virgil," bk. 3, ch. 5, Essays, trans. by John Florio (1588).)
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