Quotes about school and education

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„School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.“

—  Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974

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„I think young people ought to seek that differential experience that is going to knock them off dead center. I was a typical American school boy. I happened to get straight A's and be pretty good in sports. But I had no great vision of what I could be. And I never had any yearning.
My job was to live through Friday afternoon, get through the week, and eat something. And then along came these differential experiences that you don't look for, that you don't plan for, but, boy, you better not miss them. The things that make you bigger than you are. The things that give you a vision. The things that give you a challenge.“

—  James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997

Academy of Achievement interview (1991)
Context: I do believe that everyone growing up faces differential opportunities. With me, it was books and travel and some good teachers. With somebody else, it may be a boy scout master. With somebody else, it will be a clergyman. Somebody else, an uncle who was wiser than the father. I think young people ought to seek that differential experience that is going to knock them off dead center. I was a typical American school boy. I happened to get straight A's and be pretty good in sports. But I had no great vision of what I could be. And I never had any yearning.
My job was to live through Friday afternoon, get through the week, and eat something. And then along came these differential experiences that you don't look for, that you don't plan for, but, boy, you better not miss them. The things that make you bigger than you are. The things that give you a vision. The things that give you a challenge.

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„I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.“

—  Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and film producer 1974

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„After school-leaving exams we were doing creampies.“

—  Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005

A po maturach chodziliśmy na kremówki.
Spoken during Pope's last visit to his hometown Wadowice. Source: Papal Creampie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA2XZZEDAwY

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„A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

As quoted in Art of Communicating Ideas (1952) by William Joseph Grace, p. 389
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„We cannot evade life's course, but we can school ourselves to be superior to fortune and also to look unflinchingly upon the most painful things.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Gertrud

Source: Gertrude (1910), p. 236
Context: It was no different with my own life, and with Gertrude's and that of many others. Fate was not kind, life was capricious and terrible, and there was no good or reason in nature. But there is good and reason in us, in human beings, with whom fortune plays, and we can be stronger than nature and fate, if only for a few hours. And we can draw close to one another in times of need, understand and love one another, and live to comfort each other. And sometimes, when the black depths are silent, we can do even more. We can then be gods for moments, stretch out a commanding hand and create things which were not there before and which, when they are created, continue to live without us. Out of sounds, words, and other frail and worthless things, we can construct playthings — songs and poems full of meaning, consolation and goodness, more beautiful and enduring than the grim sport of fortune and destiny. We can keep the spirit of God in our hearts and, at times, when we are full of Him, He can appear in our eyes and our words, and also talk to others who do no know or do not wish to know Him. We cannot evade life's course, but we can school ourselves to be superior to fortune and also to look unflinchingly upon the most painful things.

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