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Quotes of the Day for 30 August 2004 – School

The academic calendar has no impact on my life anymore, although I can tell a new school year is coming up soon. If nothing else, a lot of folks are changing their subscriptions from various free webmail services to eager.student@something.edu. I guess it's time for Back to School Week at Quotes of the Day. I'll start with some quotes on School.

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The quotes:

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
     - Herbert Clark Hoover, 1874 - 1964

You have been told that Real Life is not like college, and you have been correctly informed. Real Life is more like high school.
     - Meryl Streep

What did you ask at school today?
     - Richard Feynman, 1918 - 1988

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
     - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.
     - Peter De Vries, 1910 - 1993


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