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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