...[T]ry not to be too angry or disappointed with your fellow Americans. Most of them don't care about politics as much as the majority of my readers, and the education they have received about it from the government's public school system is nothing more than a septic tank full of warmed-over self-serving statist lies and leftist propaganda.
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.
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.
Your case has been reviewed by high-minded and unprejudiced observers (like hell they were!) the president of a great university, the president of a noteworthy technical school and a judge too old to sit on the bench, men already rewarded for their services to pedagogy and the enforcement of arbitrary statutes. In other words pimps to tradition —william carlos williams
The liberty of the citizen to do as he likes so long as he does not interfere with the liberty of others to do the same, which has been a shibboleth for some well known writers, is interfered with by school laws, by the Post Office, by every state or municipal institution which takes his money for purposes thought desirable, whether he likes it or not.Jr. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.Benjamin Franklin, Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac (1757).
To understand Cézanne is to foresee Cubism . Henceforth we are justified in saying that between this school and previous manifestations there is only a difference of intensity, and that in order to assure ourselves of this we have only to study the methods of this realism, which, departing from the superficial reality of Courbet, plunges with Cézanne into profound reality, growing luminous as it forces the unknowable to retreat.Jean Metzinger Du Cubisme (1912)
The very name "fraternity" breathes friendship and communion of souls and I am very proud of my membership in Kappa Kappa Psi. ... We, as I have repeated before, must look in the future for talent from the college and high school bands and surely a great many excellent players will no doubt grow out of the instruction received by bright American college men.John Philip Sousa to Grand President Scott P. Squyres, April 19, 1922.
Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school: and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.william shakespeare
Islam is the first school of social thought that recognizes the masses as the basis, the fundamental and conscious factor in determining history and society not the elect as Nietzsche thought, not the aristocracy and nobility as Plato claimed, nor great personalities as Carlyle and Emerson believed, not those of pure blood as Alexis Carrel imagined, not the priests or the intellectuals, but the masses."Ali Shariati (1979), On the sociology of Islam: lectures. p. 49
I can smile with pity at the infidel whose vanity makes him dream that I should barter such a blessing for the few subtleties from the school of the cold-blooded sophists .Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in Mary Abby Thaxter Peloubet Select Notes on the International Lessons, Volume 7, W.A. Wilde & Company, 1880, p.229
The only thing I ever learned was that some people are lucky and other people aren't and not even a graduate of the Harvard Business school can say why.Kurt Vonnegut, as quoted in "The Sirens of Titan" by character Noel Constant.
What I recalled of Sunday school was that the more difficult something became, the more rewarding it was in the end.John August (screenplay), Big Fish (2003).