Eachschool can, onceagain, become what it was always meant to bea building that has four walls with tomorrow inside. John Fellows Akers
In the Wall Street Journal, 20 Mar.
Sometimes you just get the feeling that here it is 11o'clock in the morning and you're not in school. Marlon Brando
On playing in Western films. In the NewYork Post,11 May.
If he ever went to school without any boots, it was because he was too big for them. SeeWilson 915:89. Ivor Bulmer-Thomas
At the Conservative Party conference, responding to remarks by Harold Wilson about his humble upbringing.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. Burns Edmund Burke
Two Letters on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory, 9th edn.
Which is more musical, a truck passing bya factory or a truck passing by a music school? John Cage
A private school has all the faults of a public school without any of its compensations. Cyril Vernon Connolly
Enemies of Promise, ch.19.
What's the aim of the school of business, for example? They teach students how business is conducted today and how to perpetuate it. Any wonder we're in trouble? They ought to be preparing students for the future, not for the past. W(illiam) Edwards Deming
Interview in the Wall Street Journal, 4 Jun.
An oyster of the old school whom nobody can open. CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens
^3 Of Mr Tulkinghorn. Bleak House, ch.10.
It is a standing insult tosportsmen to have to play undera rule which assumes that players intend to trip, hack and push their opponents, and to behave like cads of the most unscrupulous kidney. The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school. C(harles) B(urgess) Fry
Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
Three little maids from school are we, Pert as a school-girl well can be Filled to the brim with girlish glee. Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert
Trio forYum-yum, Peep-Bo and Pitti Sing, with Chorus of Girls, The Mikado, act1.
The village master taught his little school; A man severe he was and stern to view; I knew him well, and every truant knew; Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee, At all his jokes, for manya joke had he. Oliver Goldsmith
The Deserted Village, l.196^202.
American megalomania is largely responsible for the growth of the Skyscraper School. Philip Cortelyou Johnson
'The Skyscraper School of Modern Architecture', in Arts, X VII (May). Collected in Writings (1979).
I remember summing up what I took to be ourdestiny, in conversation with my best friend at Chartres, by the formula,'Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.' C(live) S(taples) Lewis
Surprised by Joy, ch.4.
Theyare not clever school boys or scholarship candidates, but 'Fellows of another college'. John Edensor Littlewood
Of the ancient Greeks. A Mathematician's Miscellany.
How do you explain school to a higher intelligence? Melissa Mathison
Any kiddie in school can love like a fool, But hating, my boy, is an art. (Frederic) Ogden Nash
Happy Days,'Plea for Less Malice Toward None'.
But, good gracious, you've got to educate him first.You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school. Saki pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro
Reginald in Russia,'The Baker's Dozen'.
Vitae, non scholae discimus. It is for life, not for school that we learn. Seneca full name Lucius AnnaeusSeneca called theYounger
Oral tradition based on Seneca's conclusion of a letter to Lucilius which says the opposite:'Non vitae, sed scholae discimus', Epistulae,106.12.
Extreme busyness, whether at school or college, kirk or market, is a symptom of a deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. Robert Louis Stevenson
Virginibus Puerisque,'An Apology for Idlers'.
School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you. John Hoyer Updike
The Centaur, ch.4.
In this House, which is termed a place of free speech, there is nothing so necessary for the preservation of the Prince and State as free speech; and without it, it is a scorn and a mockery to call it a Parliament House, for in truth it is none but a very school of flatteryand dissimulation, and so fit a place to serve the devil and his angels in, and not to glorify God and benefit the Commonwealth. Peter Wentworth
House of Commons, 8 Feb.
Theschool that Iwenttointhenorthwas a school where more than half the children in my class never had any boots or shoes to their feet. They wore clogs, because they lasted longer than shoes of comparable price. See Bulmer-Thomas166:55. (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of RievaulxSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Speech, Birmingham, 28 Jul.
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