A Quote by Russell Baker on poetry and schools

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.

Russell Baker

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on children, facts, freedom, history, honor, individuality, pride, prosperity, respect, responsibility, schools, truth, and world

Regarding Ronald Reagan: In point of fact, the image of Ronald Reagan, the man responsible for shaping that decade (the 1980s), should be carved into Mount Rushmore, minted into coins, and emblazoned in a place of honor in every school child's history text as a constant reminder of this great man's contributions to world freedom, national pride, and individual prosperity. With the truth, the term 'Reaganomics' will be used only as a term of endearment and respect.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on achievement, belief, college, direction, education, failure, goals, kindness, liberals, nature, punishment, reward, schools, students, and success

Education Many believe our entire public-education establishment is going in exactly the wrong direction. Rather, having a goal of real achievement, the trend seems to be toward reaching some kind of educational parity, to make sure no students feel badly about themselves. The liberal educational theoreticians tell you that bad grades only serve to discourage underachievers. The primary objective of Outcome-Based Education is to avoid humiliating a student. We should be educating the student first. Students are passing courses and graduating because of lower requirements, because of this new philosophical belief that no one should be held back. Colleges and universities are finding out that a high-school diploma is meaningless in terms of real achievement. The liberal school establishment lowers standards, ignores human nature, refuses to reward success and doesn't punish failure.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on schools


The Satanic school.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Vision of Judgment. Original Preface.

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A Quote by Robert Burton on children and schools

[Quoting Seneca] Cornelia kept her in talk till her children came from school, "and these," said she, "are my jewels."

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Bly on adulthood, clarity, culture, life, men, popularity, schools, time, and work

We are living at an important and fruitful moment now, for it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out; a man can no longer depend on them. By the time a man is thirty-five he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.

Robert Bly (1926 -)

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on graduation, physics, schools, students, and understanding

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school . . . It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it . . . That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Penguin Books, London, 1990, p 9.

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on business, day, good, intelligence, justice, learning, music, needs, people, performance, play, schools, students, and teachers

While I was in Ann Arbor I heard that Boston was a good place to play acoustic music because they still had plenty of clubs. So I moved to Cambridge. I roomed with a Harvard student. I got an apartment the first day I got to town by going to Harvard housing, so I could get cheaper rates, $80 a month or something. I even went to some Harvard classes, just to sit in, because I enjoyed the performance of the professors. The teachers were always so theatrical at Harvard, intelligent show business people, that could keep your attention, and that I think, is the great advantage of Harvard. So I used to go for the show, no matter what subject it was. You could just drop in to a class and watch, it wouldn't matter if you went to the school. No one even asked. The show was good and you would learn something, but you wouldn't get any credit for it. I didn't need the credit

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

Source: Negative Theatre 87

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books, interest, poetry, popularity, schools, time, writers, and zen

Regarding R. H. Blyth: Blyth's four volume Haiku became especially popular at this time [1950's] because his translations were based on the assumption that the haiku was the poetic expression of Zen. Not surprisingly, his books attracted the attention of the Beat school, most notably writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, all of whom had a prior interest in Zen.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — George Swede, Haiku in English in North America

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on education, schools, and sons

I pay the schoolmaster, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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