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.1990 Interview in the Wall Street Journal, 4 Jun.
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: 1881Virginibus Puerisque,'An Apology for Idlers'.
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. BurnsEdmund Burke: 1796 Two Letters on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory, 9th edn.
How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?Melissa Mathison: 1982 E.T.the Extraterrestrial.
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.
Sometimes you just get the feeling that here it is 11o'clock in the morning and you're not in school.Marlon Brando: 1959 On playing in Western films. In the NewYork Post,11 May.
American megalomania is largely responsible for the growth of the Skyscraper School.philip johnson: 1931 'The Skyscraper School of Modern Architecture', in Arts, X VII (May). Collected in Writings (1979).
Any kiddie in school can love like a fool, But hating, my boy, is an art.(Frederic) Ogden Nash: 1933 Happy Days,'Plea for Less Malice Toward None'.
An oyster of the old school whom nobody can open.charles dickens: 1852-3 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: 1907 Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
A private school has all the faults of a public school without any of its compensations.Cyril Vernon Connolly: 1938 Enemies of Promise, ch.19.
Theyare not clever school boys or scholarship candidates, but 'Fellows of another college'.john edensor littlewood: 1953 Of the ancient Greeks. A Mathematician's Miscellany.
School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.John Hoyer Updike: 1963 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.1576 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.Wilson of Rievaulx, (James) Harold Wilson, Baron: 1948 Speech, Birmingham, 28 Jul.
Eachschool can, onceagain, become what it was always meant to bea building that has four walls with tomorrow inside.1991 In the Wall Street Journal, 20 Mar.
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: 1770 The Deserted Village, l.196-202.
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: 1885 Trio forYum-yum, Peep-Bo and Pitti Sing, with Chorus of Girls, The Mikado, act1.
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: 1910 Reginald in Russia,'The Baker's Dozen'.
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: 1955 Surprised by Joy, ch.4.
Which is more musical, a truck passing bya factory or a truck passing by a music school?john cage: 1961Silence.
If he ever went to school without any boots, it was because he was too big for them. SeeWilson 915:89.1949 At the Conservative Party conference, responding to remarks by Harold Wilson about his humble upbringing.
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 acton: Many of these precepts which he quotes here have been quoted as originating with Lord Acton.
"Whom are you?" he said, for he had been to night school.George Ade: Bang! Bang! (1928)
I'm not a person who thinks the world would be entirely different if it was run by women. If you think that, you've forgotten what high school was like.madeleine albright: Quoted in Time (July 18, 2006)