School Quotes

If law school is so hard to get through, how come there are so many lawyers?

Calvin Trillin

A private school has all the faults of a public school without any of its compensations.

Cyril Vernon Connolly

I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful.

Tre Cool

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

Bertrand Russell

Necessity, oftener than facility, has been the mother of invention; and the most prolific school of all has been the school of difficulty.

Samuel Smiles

I am not thinking of those shining precepts which are the registered property of every school; that is to say learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause of the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.

Mark Twain

The school is not quite deserted, said the Ghost. "A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.

Charles Dickens

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.

Bill Dodds

As a child, I was very shy. Painfully, excruciatingly shy. I hid a lot in my room. I was so terrified to read out loud in school that I had to have my mother ask my reading teacher not to call on me in class.

Kim Basinger

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated

Erma Bombeck

They say to come home but there's no school, no health care and no electricity.

Brandon Darby

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.

Lillian Smith

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Tom Bodett

It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

Isabel Waxman

The magnificent title of the Functional School of Anthropology has been bestowed on myself, in a way on myself, and to a large extent out of my own sense of irresponsibility.

Bronislaw Malinowski

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue

Friedrich von Schiller

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

You send a boy to school in order to make friends - the right sort.

Virginia Woolf

A high-school teacher, after all, is a person deputized by the rest of us to explain to the young what sort of world they are living in, and to defend, if possible, the part their elders are playing in it.

Emile Capouya

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Muhammad Ali

Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy

Thomas Carlyle
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