A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on achievement, day, education, good, mind, schools, and study

To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Woody Allen on cheating, schools, and soul

When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on age, good, history, honor, jealousy, justice, men, men and women, reputation, schools, soldiers, time, women, and world

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again towards childish treble, pipes An whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness, and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on books, love, and schools

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo & Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Cowper on schools


The sounding jargon of the schools.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Truth. Line 367.

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A Quote by Will Cuppy on change, control, cute, justice, learning, schools, and simplicity

Some fishes become extinct, but Herrings go on forever. Herrings spawn at all times and places and nothing will induce them to change their ways. They have no fish control. Herrings congregate in schools, where they learn nothing at all. They move in vast numbers in May and October. Herrings subsist upon Copepods and Copepods subsist upon Diatoms and Diatoms just float around and reproduce. Young Herrings or Sperling or Whitebait are rather cute. They have serrated abdomens. The skull of the Common or Coney Island Herring is triangular, but he would be just the same anyway. (The nervous system of the Herring is fairly simple. When the Herring runs into something the stimulus is flashed to the forebrain, with or without results.)

Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)

Source: Will Cuppy, How to Become Extinct, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1984, p. 13.

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A Quote by Wayne Knight on children, schools, and unemployment

If you had to have a diploma or a GED to collect unemployment, you'd see a lot more kids staying in school.

Wayne Knight

Source: on Politically Incorrect, 1995

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A Quote by Warren Hutcherson on logic, people, and schools

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?

Warren Hutcherson

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on life and schools

Life is a school of probability.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: Quoted in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, Simon and Schuster, New York,1956, p. 1360.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on schools


He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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