Quotations About / On: SCHOOL
But why go to California for a text? She is the child of New England, bred at her own school and church.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 468, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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).)
We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no laboring i' the winter.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 2, sc. 4, l. 67-8.
Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 30:25.)
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).)