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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


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

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

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  ~John Dewey


The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins

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

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.  ~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.  ~Author Unknown

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


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

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.  ~Ralph W. Sockman

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

~George Bernard Shaw


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

A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.  ~W.H. Auden

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. 

~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin



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



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


It doesn't make much difference what you study, as long as you don't like it.  ~Finley Peter Dunne


You can get all A's and still flunk life.  ~Walker Percy


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


If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.  ~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok


Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.  ~Edward Everett


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


Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?  ~Erich Fromm


Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge.  Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs. 

~Martin H. Fischer



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


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