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Back to School Quotes

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”

back to schoolThe 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

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Friendship Quotes

Positive Friendship Quotes

– “What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.” – Aristotle

– “The friendship that can cease has never been real.” – Saint Jerome

– “I count myselt in nothing else so happy
As in a soul rememb’ring my good friends.” – William Shakespeare

– “I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.” – Thomas Jefferson

– “Sir, more than kisses, letters, mingle souls;
For, thus friends absent speak.” – John Donne

– “Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend
Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.” – John Boyle O’Reilly

– “Friends have all things in common.” – Plato

– “Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” – Artistotle

– “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

– “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” – Unknown

– “No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.” – George Eliot

– “It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm,
A happy and auspicious bird of calm…” – Shelly

– “The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.” – Wilson Mizner

– “The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.” – Thomas Jefferson

– “One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.” – Francoise Sagan

– “Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an oppourtunity.” – Kahil Gibran

– “There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart.” – Bejamin Disraeli

– “I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.” – Walt Whitman

– “True friendship is never serene.” – Marquise de Sevigne

– “When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.” – Anatole Broyard

– “Friends are born, not made.” – Henry Adams

– “This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half.” – Francis Bacon

– “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose.” – Tehyi Hsieh

– “There is no hope of joy except in human relations.” – Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

– “The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.” – Edward Everett Hale

– “Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

– “The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?” – Henry David Thoreau

– “Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannogt congeal in winter.” – James Fenimore Cooper

– “Friendship without self interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.” – James Francis Byrnes