Perceptive and Perplexing
Day Perplexing and Perceptive Quotes About School
1 Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs. 

--Florence King

2 Modern educational theory dismisses the use of fear as a means of inducing learning in adolescents. I know that all my children enjoyed school much more than I did. On the other hand, none of them knows how to multiply and divide fractions. 


3 I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. 

--Woody Allen

4 We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -- and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20? 

--Arthur C. Clarke

5 There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys; they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked out the sum for themselves. 

--Soren Kierkegaard

6 Schooling, instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it. 

--Madeleine L'Engle

7 From the first day in school until the day I graduated, everyone gave me one hundred plus in art. Well, where do you go in life? You go to the place where you got one hundred plus. 

--Louise Nevelson

8 The schools ain't what they used to be and never was. 

--Will Rogers

9 In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards. 

--Mark Twain

10 It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry. 

-- unknown

11 Fortunately for us, Japan is opening its first business school in the near future. This is likely to produce a measurable drop in Japanese productivity. 

--Felix Rohatyn

12 In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a non-world. 

--Peter Drucker

13 A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad. 

--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

14 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

15 But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. 

--Ronald Reagan

16 I don't like the sound of all those lists he's making - it's like taking too many notes at school; you feel you've achieved something when you haven't. 

--"Dodie" Smith

17 School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you. 

--John Updike

18 The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. 

--John Updike

19 Just when you think you've graduated from the school of experience, someone thinks up a new course. 

--Mary Waldrip

20 A first-grader came home from his first day of school and announced, 'I ain't going back to school tomorrow, Mom.' 'Why not?' his mother asked. 'Well, I can't read and I can't write, and the teacher won't let me talk, so what's the use?'


21 The only big ideas I've ever had have come from daydreaming, but modern life keeps people from daydreaming. Every moment of the day your mind is being occupied, controlled, by it someone else - at school, at work, watching television. 

--Paul MacCready

22 The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness. 

--Jerome S. Bruner

23 The whining schoolboy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail 

Unwillingly to school

--William Shakespeare

24 No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.

-- Ellen Glasgow

25 By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life. 

--Robert Bly

26 In The Lion Tamer School of Management you learn to keep them well fed and never let them know that all you've got is a chair and a whip. 

-- Unknown

27 Experience is a good school, but the fees are high. 

--Heinrich Heine

28 Perhaps one way of coping with the population explosion would be to give every potential parent some experience in driving a school bus. 

--Franklin P. Jones

29 I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at 4:00 in the afternoon, I'd be a college graduate today. 

--George Foreman

30 The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum. 

-- Menander

31 If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at this school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home. 

-- Unknown

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