Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 61.
    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.)
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  • 62.
    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).)
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  • 63.
    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).)
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  • 64.
    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.)
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  • 65.
    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).)
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  • 66.
    In a large university, there are as many deans and executive heads as there are schools and departments. Their relations to one another are intricate and periodic; in fact, "galaxy" is too loose a term: it is a planetarium of deans with the President of the University as a central sun. One can see eclipses, inner systems, and oppositions.
    (Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), French-born U.S. critic, educator. Teacher in America, ch. 13, Little, Brown (1954).)
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  • 67.
    When we leave our child in nursery school for the first time, it won't be just our child's feelings about separation that we will have to cope with, but our own feelings as well—from our present and from our past, parents are extra vulnerable to new tremors from old earthquakes.
    (Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. children's TV personality and author. Mister Rogers Talks With Parents, ch. 1 (1983).)
  • 68.
    ...the shiny-cheeked merchant bankers from London with eighties striped blue ties and white collars and double-barreled names and double chins and double-breasted suits, who said "ears" when they meant "yes" and "hice" when they meant "house" and "school" when they meant "Eton"...
    (John le Carré (b. 1931), British novelist. Roper's description of the people he calls "the Necessary Evils" in The Night Manager, ch. 17, Alfred A. Knopf (1993).)
  • 69.
    The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
    (Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), U.S. dancer. My Life, ch. 30 (1927).)
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  • 70.
    [How] the young . . . can grow from the primitive to the civilized, from emotional anarchy to the disciplined freedom of maturity without losing the joy of spontaneity and the peace of self-honesty is a problem of education that no school and no culture have ever solved.
    (Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, ch. 1 (1965).)
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