A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on experience and schools

High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

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A Quote by Kimberly Carpenter on opposites, schools, and students

I want to sit on the other side so I can look out the window. I've already seen everything on my side of the bus. Student whose school system mandates boys and girls must sit on opposite sides of a school bus, 1997

Kimberly Carpenter

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A Quote by Katherine Graham on journalism, people, schools, and world

I mean, I think everybody in the world, all the young people in the world, went to journalism school and wanted to investigate everything. And I think they overdid it. I think that you have to investigate things, you have to e skeptical, but you shouldn't be vengeful. You have to be fair and you have to be careful.

Katherine Graham

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A Quote by Karl G. Maeser on failure, life, and schools

School is a drill for the battle of life. If you fail in the drill you will fail in the battle.

Karl G. Maeser (1828 - 1901)

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A Quote by Karl Arbeiter on awareness, college, failure, mathematics, mind, schools, and teaching

You're aware the boy failed my grade school math class, I take it? And not that many years later he's teaching college. Now I ask you: Is that the sorriest indictment of the American educational system you ever heard? [pauses to light cigarette.] No aptitude at all for long division, but never mind. It's him they ask to split the atom. How he talked his way into the Nobel prize is beyond me. But then, I suppose it's like the man says, It's not what you know . . .

Karl Arbeiter

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on flattery, food, maxims, men, schools, and wit

'T is an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Cadenus and Vanessa.

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A Quote by Jonathan Kozol on children, nations, schools, and suicide

More mony is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide. I mean, what is more precious to us than our own children? We are going to build alot more prisons if we do not deal with the schools and their inequalities.

Jonathan Kozol

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A Quote by John William Gardner on acceptance, education, excellence, good, graduation, honor, humility, incompetence, justice, learning, philosophy, schools, society, theory, and water

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Dewey on existence, habits, kindness, needs, schools, and study

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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A Quote by Joe E. Lewis on motherhood and schools

I never went to school beyond the 3rd grade, but my mother taught me the difference between right and wrong.

Joe E. Lewis (1902 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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