School Quotes

By | September 27, 2010

Quotations about School

The difference between school and life: In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. ~ Tom Bodett

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been. ~ Josh Billings

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I loved learning, it was school I hated. I used to cut school to go learn something. ~ Eric Jensen

The marks you receive in the school of experience are mostly bruises. ~ Unknown

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

School divides life into two segments, which are increasingly of comparable length. As much as anything else, schooling implies custodial care for persons who are declared undesirable elsewhere by the simple fact that a school has been built to serve them. ~ Ivan Illich

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~ English Proverb

Law school taught me one thing; how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different. ~ Hart Pomerantz

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high. ~ Heinrich Heine

An ounce of a mother’s wit is worth a pound of schoolgirl’s wit. ~ German Proverb

You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school. ~ William Glasser

I educated myself. To me, school was boring. ~ Van Morrison

Despise learning and make everyone pay for your ignorance. ~ Chinese Proverb

School is practice for future life, practice makes perfect and nobody’s perfect, so why practice? ~ Billie Joe Armstrong

I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that. ~ Dick Gregory

The family is the school of duties… founded on love. ~ Felix Adler

Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to. ~ Ezra Taft Benson

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. ~ Edmund Burke

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards. ~ Mark Twain

It is only the ignorant who despise education. ~ Publilius Syrus

We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. ~ Carol Burnett

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When schools flourish, all flourish. ~ Martin Luther

You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. ~ Henry Ford

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our school-masters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us. ~ Charles de Secondat

Marriage is not a reform school. ~ Ann Landers

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~ George Santayana

School is not preparation for life, but school is life. ~ John Dewey

He, who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~ Victor Hugo

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

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

People react to fear, not love — they don’t teach that in Sunday school, but it’s true. ~ Richard M. Nixon

A school is a building that has four walls and a tomorrow inside. ~ Unknown

One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time. ~ Unknown


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