Quotations About / On:
The household is a school of power. There, within the door, learn the tragi-comedy of human life.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Education," Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883, repr. 1904).)
Democracy is morose, and runs to anarchy, but in the state, and in the schools, it is indispensable to resist the consolidation of all men into a few men.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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).)
The scholar may lose himself in schools, in words, and become a pedant; but when he comprehends his duties, he above all men is a realist, and converses with things.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, July 24, 1838, at Dartmouth College. "Literary Ethics," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).)
Absolute catholicity of taste is not without its dangers. It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Pall Mall Gazette (London, Feb. 8, 1886).)
Aristotle and Plato are reckoned the respective heads of two schools. A wise man will see that Aristotle platonizes.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)