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Quotes for significant things at school. Is it your daughter's graduation day? Did your son just get accepted to the college of his choice? Was your hubby promoted from assistant to associate professor? Did your mom get tenure? Trying to make a point with the school board or at a PTA meeting? You're bound to find just the right line among these sometimes witty, sometimes inspirational quotes.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.
They know enough who know how to learn.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
So this gentlemen said, “A girl with brains ought to do something else with them besides think.”
You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education, I call it intrusion.
The people I’m furious with are the Women’s Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
Of all cursed places under the sun, where the hungriest soul can hardly pick up a few grains of knowledge, a girls boarding-school is the worst. They are called finishing schools, and the name tells accurately what they are. They finish everything but imbecility and weakness, and that they cultivate. They are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, Into how little space a human being can be crushed? I have seen some souls so compressed that they would have fitted into a small thimble, and found room to move there -- wide room. A woman who has been for many years at one of those places carries the mark of the beast on her till she dies.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
College is something you complete. Life is something you experience.
I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like “What I’m Going to Be If I Grow Up.”
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
No facts taught here are worth anything until students have assimilated them, correlated them, interpreted them. It is the student, not the bit of knowledge, that we are teaching.
… the lovely satisfying unity of things—the wedding of the thing learnt and the thing done—the great intellectual fulfillment.
There can be no education without leisure, and without leisure education is useless.
Don’t you believe ’em when they say that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. Biggest lie ever was. See it all and go your own way and nothing’ll hurt you. If what you see ain’t pretty, what’s the odds! See it anyway. Then next time you don’t have to look.
True knowledge consists in knowing things, not words.
Grant that I may be successful in molding one of my pupils into a perfect poem, and let me leave within her deepest-felt melody that she may sing for you when my lips shall sing no more.
My nephew is in high school. He’s a member of the abstinence society, where a group of students have pledged to maintain their virginity. We had something similar at my high school—it was called the math club.
What the brain does by itself is infinitely more fascinating and complex than any response it can make to chemical stimulation.
My brain: it’s my second favorite organ.
I’ve got more brains in my little finger than I have in my entire head!
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.
You can’t learn everything you need to know legally.
Begin with that most terrifying of all things, a clean slate. And then look, every day, at the choices you are making and when you ask yourself why you are making them, find this answer: for me, for me.
A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her—the light which, showing the way, forbids it … but the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.
But were you to give up that impossible idea [of security] and focus on freedom, on connection, on compassion—I tell you, it’s a glorious life!
Such ignorance. All the boys were in military schools and all the girls were in the convent, and that’s all you need to say about it.
You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner, and without any air of constraint, with the further object of discerning more readily the natural bent of their respective characters.
Anyone who would attempt the task of felling a virgin forest with a penknife would probably feel the same paralysis of despair that the reformer feels when confronted with existing school systems.
When I was in high school, I was in the French club. We didn’t really do anything. Once in a while, we’d surrender to the German club.
Say not, “When I have free time I shall study”; for you may perhaps never have any free time.
Service means you get as well as you give, your life is changed as you change the lives of others … it is the way we find meaning in our lives, both individually and collectively.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
You can use a hammer to build with or you can use a hammer to destroy.
It is nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry ….
Curiosity is not a sin …. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity … yes, indeed.
Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself … because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Willie had left school after the ninth grade. He said there was really nothing more they could teach him. He knew how to read and write and reason. And from here on in, it was all propaganda.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it--and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again--and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
I’m not a fan of facts. You see, the facts can change, but my opinion will never change, no matter what the facts are.
You don’t appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things, like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman—stuff you pay good money for later in life.
Nothing would more effectively further the development of education than for all flogging pedagogues to learn to educate with the head instead of with the hand.
Man’s knowledge of things will begin to be matched by man’s knowledge of self. The significance of a smaller world will be measured not in terms of military advantage, but in terms of advantage for the human community. It will be the triumph of the heartbeat over the drumbeat.
Sure he’s too much a gentleman to be a scholar.
Education is that which remains if one has forgotten everything else he learned in school
You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
Education is in danger of becoming a religion based on fear; its doctrine is to compete.
Certainly the prolonged education indispensable to the progress of Society is not natural to mankind.
He says a learned woman is the greatest of all calamities.
It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
If my brothers saw me writing poems, they’d call me a queer and then it’d be all over school and I’d have to fight my way home every day. You know, most guys think you’re a sissy if you like this stuff.
A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure.