Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 1.
    School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them.
    (Ivan Illich (b. 1926), Austrian-born U.S. theologian, author. Celebration of Awareness, ch. 8 (1969).)
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  • 2.
    You are a shameless, husband-hunting by-product of six of the most expensive finishing schools in the Western Hemisphere.
    (Tom Waldman (d. 1985), screenwriter, and Frank Waldman (d. 1990), U.S. screenwriter. Bob (Richard Beymer), High Time, to Joy (Tuesday Weld) (1960).)
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  • 3.
    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).)
  • 4.
    A school is not a factory. Its raison d'être 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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  • 5.
    Schools are generally feminine places, institutions where conformity is valued, taught largely by conformist women.
    (Judith M. Bardwick (b. 1933), U.S. sociologist, and Elizabeth Douvan (born 1926), U.S. sociologist. Woman in Sexist Society, ch. 9 (1971).)
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  • 6.
    Out of life's school of war.—What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 60, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 8 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889). A somewhat earlier version appearing in the unpublished "Maxims of a Hyperborean" (13:478) reads: "What does not destroy us—we destroy, and it makes us stronger. Il faut tuer le Wagnerisme" (Wagnerism must be destroyed).)
  • 7.
    The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt, On America, p. 7, eds. Peter and Helen Beilenson, Peter Pauper Press (1982). On the value of education.)
  • 8.
    The stage was our school, our home, our life.
    (Lillian Gish (1893-1993), U.S. actress. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me, ch. 7 (1969). Describing her and her sister Dorothy's (1898-1968) childhood experiences as theatrical performers. Later, they would become movie stars.)
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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    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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