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
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 Silence.
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,
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).
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
How do you explain school to a higher intelligence? Melissa Mathison E.T.the Extraterrestrial.
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',
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 Rievaulx Speech, Birmingham, 28 Jul.