Back To School Quotes: Prepare You For A Brand New Year

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Thuday, 23/06/2016 02:06

There has been always been plenty to say about going back to school.

Here is some of the most memorable back to school quotes.

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Back To School Quotes

1. If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.  

~Edgar W. Howe


2. Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.  If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.  

~Erma Bombeck


3. Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.  

~Bill Dodds


4. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  

~Sydney J. Harris


5. You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.  

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


6. Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so.  After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.  

~Margaret Laurence


7. The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.  

~Ernest Renan, Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse, 1883


8. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  

~John Dewey


9. The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. 

~Robert Maynard Hutchins


10. As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.  

~Author Unknown


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

~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"


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

~Author Unknown


13. Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher.  That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. 

 ~Author Unknown


14. There are three good reasons to be a teacher - June, July, and August.  

~Author Unknown


15. The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.  

~Ralph W. Sockman


16. What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. 

 ~George Bernard Shaw


17. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  



18. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  

~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin


19. A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she's looking at.  

~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902


20. Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  

~Robert Gallagher


21. It doesn't make much difference what you study, as long as you don't like it.  

~Finley Peter Dunne


22. You can get all A's and still flunk life.  

~Walker Percy


23. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.  

~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok


24. Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.  

~Edward Everett


25. He who opens a school door, closes a prison. 

~Victor Hugo 


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

~Erich Fromm


27. 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


28. Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.  

~Doug Larson


29. Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.  

~Malcolm S. Forbes


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

~Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist," 1890


31. Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use?  It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that.  All we need to do is start the war on education.  If it's anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be hooked on phonics.  

~Leighann Lord


32. Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.  

~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928


33. When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.  

~Peter Drucker


34. Education is the movement from darkness to light.  

~Allan Bloom


35. 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


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