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  • I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
    * Jeffrey Archer

  • A school is not a factory. Its raison d'Ítre is to provide opportunity for experience.
    * J. L. Carr

  • I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
    * Aleister Crowley

  • Minerva House...was "a finishing establishment for young ladies," where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.
    * Charles Dickens

  • School-days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense amd common decency. It doesn't take a reasonably bright boy long to discover that most of what is rammed into him is nonsense, and that no one really cares very much whether he learns it or not.
    * H. L. Mencken

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

  • You send a boy to school in order to make friends--the right sort.
    * Virginia Woolf