About School!

1. I’ve never let my school interfere with my education. — Mark Twain

2. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. –Albert Einstein

2. God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board. –Mark Twain

3. I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that. –Dick Gregory

4. They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing. –Richard Yates

5. We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – you can blame anyone but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you’re the one who has got to change. It’s as simple as that, isn’t it? –Katharine Hepburn

6. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. –Abraham Lincoln

7. The first half of my life I went to school, the second half of my life I got an education. –Mark Twain

8. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. –Sydney J. Harris

9. The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life. –Ernest Renan

10. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. — Robert Maynard Hutchins

11. I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. — Lily Tomlin

12. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. — Author Unknown

13. The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. — Ralph W. Sockman

14. You can get all A’s and still flunk life. — Walker Percy

15. Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? — Erich Fromm

16. Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. — William Haley

17. Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. — Malcolm S.

18. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. — Oscar Wilde

19. Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. — Abbé Dimnet

20. Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. — John W. Gardner

21. I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. –Al McGuire

22. Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. — Daniel J. Boorstin

23. You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. — Clay P. Bedford

24. The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. — Mohammed

25. All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. — Martin H. Fischer

26. If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job. — Donald D. Quinn

27. I loved learning, it was school I hated. I used to cut school to go learn something. –Eric Jenson

28. To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. –Charles Caleb Colton

29. Anybody who accepts mediocrity — in school, on the job, in life — is a person who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole organization compromises. –Charles Knight

30. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. — William Adams

31. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. — Henri Amiel

32. Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. — Paul Anderson

33. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. — Aristotle

34. A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes — and it will come — may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. — Jane Smiley

35. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. — Rabindranath Tagore