Quotations About / On: SCHOOL

  • 71.
    Some men love only to talk where they are masters. They like to go to school-girls, or to boys, or into the shops where the sauntering people gladly lend an ear.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Clubs," Society and Solitude (1870).)
  • 72.
    Love should make joy; but our benevolence is unhappy. Our Sunday-schools, and churches, and pauper-societies are yokes to the neck. We pain ourselves to please nobody.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 73.
    They who have been bred in the school of politics fail now and always to face the facts. Their measures are half measures and makeshifts merely. They put off the day of settlement, and meanwhile the debt accumulates.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 388, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 74.
    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Economy," Walden (1854).)
  • 75.
    The old saying of Buffon's that style is the man himself is as near the truth as we can get—but then most men mistake grammar for style, as they mistake correct spelling for words or schooling for education.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1903; this remark deleted from first publication by Butler's literary executor, R.A. Streatfield. Ernest Pontifex, or The Way of All Flesh, ch. 2, p. 7, Houghton Mifflin (1964).)
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  • 76.
    Bodily offspring I do not leave, but mental offspring I do. Well, my books do not have to be sent to school and college, and then insist on going into the church, or take to drinking, or marry their mother's maid.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 153, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 77.
    A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 107, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
  • 78.
    All we know is that the school achievement, IQ test score, and emotional and social development of working mothers' children are every bit as good as that of children whose mothers do not work.
    (Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, ch. 1 (1984).)
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  • 79.
    One of the things I've discovered in general about raising kids is that they really don't give a damn if you walked five miles to school. They want to deal with what's happening now.
    (Patty Duke (20th century), U.S. actoress. As quoted in Woman to Woman by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
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  • 80.
    Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?
    (Allan Bloom (1930-1992), U.S. educator, author. The Closing of the American Mind, introduction (1987).)
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