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Quotes of the Day for 30 August 2003 – Schools (continued)

While I'm a great believer in education, sometimes schools aren't the place to get it. Most of the time I spent in school was a dead loss, although this doesn't reflect ill on the teachers involved, I just didn't fit. But I survived, and so did the schools, and I went on to get an education anyway.

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The quotes:

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
     - Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943

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, 1882 - 1945

I think that there were only two people in my high school that were comfortable there, and I think they are both pumping gas now.
     - Grant Show

We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

Patriotic societies seem to think that the way to educate school children in a democracy is to stage bigger and better flag-saluting.
     - S.I. Hayakawa

Grad school is the snooze button on the clock-radio of life.
     - John Rogers


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