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I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
~ Henry Fielding - [School]

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I was asked to memorize what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
~ Aleister Crowley - [School]

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In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves ignorance from any painful sense of limpness.
~ George Eliot - [School]

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Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never
~ Woody Allen - [Science and Scientists]

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It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [School]

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Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.
~ Horace Mann - [School]

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Minerva House was ''a finishing establishment for young ladies,'' where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.
~ Charles Dickens - [School]

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My plan of instruction is extremely simple and limited. They learn, on week-days, such coarse works as may fit them for servants. I allow of no writing for the poor. My object is not to make fanatics, but to train up the lower classes in habits of industry and piety.
~ Hannah More - [School]

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No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
~ George Orwell - [School]

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No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
~ Plato - [School]

 

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