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Grammar schools are public schools without the sodomy.
View quotes by Tony Parsons

Rather than just a binary choice between grammar schools for some and secondary modern for others, it is far better to have wider diversity in schools and greater choice for parents
View quotes by David Davis

I came here to do a job which is about raising standards in schools.
View quotes by Ruth Kelly

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
View quotes by Oscar Wilde

Labour have already given parents the power to draw up plans for their own schools
View quotes by Jim Knight

Better build schoolrooms for 'the boy', Than cells and gibbets for 'the man'. (A Song for the Ragged Schools)
View quotes by Eliza Cook

See this egg. It is with this that all the schools of theology and all the temples of the earth are to be overturned. (Le Reve de d'Alembert)
View quotes by Denis Diderot

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
View quotes by Margaret Mead

In the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
View quotes by Frederic Farrar

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
View quotes by Lord Byron

From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
View quotes by Dick Cheney

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
View quotes by John Gardner

Cross-country running is the only form of torture schools are still allowed to legally inflict on their pupils.
View quotes by Anonymous

He could dismiss several schools of philosophy by shifting slightly in his chair or toting his whisky glass. [on Dave Allen]
View quotes by Dylan Moran

Am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
View quotes by Martin Luther

I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered.
View quotes by Ed Case

Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.
View quotes by Samuel Butler

Briggsy's performances down the years have been pure magic. If they could bottle his ability and sell if at drama schools they'd make a fortune. [on news actor Johnny Briggs was to be axed]
View quotes by Lynne Perrie

Schools should have the freedom to decide their own culture and ethos, determine their approach to discipline, own their land and buildings and decide their own admissions policy.
View quotes by David Davis

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
View quotes by Adlai Stevenson



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