Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 31.
    That's the public-school system all over. They may kick you out, but they never let you down.
    (Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), British novelist. Captain Grimes, in Decline and Fall, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1928). Paul Pennyfeather, to whom these words are addressed, had been given a letter of recommendation by his housemaster after being expelled from school.)
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  • 32.
    Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. speech, Feb. 27, 1957, Peking. Quoted in Quotations of Chairman Mao (1966).)
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  • 33.
    People react to fear, not love—they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
    (Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994), U.S. Republican politician, president. Quoted in William Safire, Before The Fall, prologue (1975).)
  • 34.
    A school is not a factory. Its raison d'ĂȘtre is to provide opportunity for experience.
    (J.L. (James Lloyd) Carr (b. 1912), British novelist. The Harpole Report, ch. 6 (1972).)
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  • 35.
    We have passed the time of ... the laisser-faire [sic] school which believes that the government ought to do nothing but run a police force.
    (William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Speech at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 17, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, March 4, 1909, to March 4, 1910, 1: 203, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).)
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  • 36.
    It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that the master makes the school; the students make it!
    (Robert Musil (1880-1942), Austrian author. Posthumous Papers of a Living Author, "The Paintspreader," (1936), trans. by Peter Wortsman, Eridanos (1987).)
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  • 37.
    But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
    (Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Address, June 19, 1986, to the graduating class of Glassboro High School, New Jersey.)
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  • 38.
    Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
    (Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Letter, May 6, 1736.)
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  • 39.
    I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Eumenides, l. 276.)
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  • 40.
    Japanese mothers credit "effort" as the key determinant of a child's achievement in school, while American mothers name "ability" as the more important factor.
    (Perry Garfinkel (20th century), U.S. freelance writer, teacher. "The Best 'Jewish Mother' in the World," Psychology Today (September 1983).)
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