Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 11.
    "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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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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).)
  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    A child goes to school to learn; not to fight! ! So, educate him or her very well.
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  • 18.
    Children go to school to learn; not to fight! So, educate them well.
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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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