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The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
by William Bennett

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
- William Bennett

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
- William Bennett

Our common language is English.
And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking
children learn this common language.
- William Bennett

 

All real education is the architecture of the soul.
- William Bennett

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

It is our character that supports the promise of our future -
far more than particular government programs or policies.
- William Bennett

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Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one
you are trying to master and you will develop the powers
necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett

If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious,
it is all too easy to make our peace with it.
- William Bennett

Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al
Gore is not the man in the White House,
and never will be.
- William Bennett

For children to take morality seriously they must be
in the presence of adults who take morality seriously.
And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
- William Bennett

America's support for human rights and democracy is
our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it,
it will avoid you; it will never come.
But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business,
you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
- William Bennett

Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963.
If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy,
give the people their money and let them educate themselves
and start their own schools.
- William Bennett

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

It was less a literary thing than a linguistic,
philosophical preoccupation...
discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate,
elementary experience.
- Robert Morgan

String theory is an attempt at a deeper description
of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not
as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.
- Edward Witten

I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school,
junior high and high school.
- Kevin Richardson

I can remember in early elementary school when the
Russians launched the first satellite.
There was still so much unknown about space.
People thought Mars was probably populated.
- Christa McAuliffe

As kids, we traded 'I like Ike' and 'All the way with
Adlai' buttons in elementary school.
- Andrea Mitchell

Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process
had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment.
- Walther Bothe

I attended the elementary school at Schweinfurt and the secondary school.
- Fritz Sauckel

I also taught myself how to blow glass using a propane
torch from the hardware store and managed to make some
elementary chemistry plumbing such as tees and small glass bulbs.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I was born in Champaign in 1918.
From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools,
I went to the University High School in the twin city,
Urbana.
- James Tobin

But even in elementary school and junior high,
I was very interested in space and in the space program.
- Sally Ride

I did some school plays in elementary school,
but that was it.
- Jason Mewes

Even when I was in school shows, in elementary school doing plays,
I'd always go off book and start improvising.
- Billy Crystal

The Dewey decimal system really works.
So that's all I needed to know.
Elementary school taught me that.
- Michelle Rodriguez

I've been in elementary education for years and my
belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little
more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
- Jack Bowman

I have a lot of memories of Falls Church.
I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.
- Jim Fowler

Civic education and civic responsibility should be
taught in elementary school.
- Donna Brazile

I was an elementary school teacher.
- Luciano Pavarotti

I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years,
where I watched children successfully matriculate into
elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city.
- Bob Filner

It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary
school in a small town in Missouri.
- Dan Simmons

We converse as we live by repeating,
by combining and recombining a few elements over and
over again just as nature does when of elementary particles it builds a world.
- William Gass

I went to elementary school in Ottawa,
and then to a private secondary school.
- Douglass North

I went from elementary school to proper training,
operatic training, and I went on to the Motown University
and learned a lot of things from some wonderful people.
- Martha Reeves

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm
for science there is among elementary school youngsters
than among college students.
- Carl Sagan

There was something about being in front of audiences
when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill.
It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop.
- Mira Sorvino

From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend
the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.
- Abdus Salam

Bullying wasn't okay in elementary school and it isn't okay now,
especially when it comes in the form of a U.S.
Supreme Court decision.
- John Doolittle

Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
- Susan Sontag

My present work concerns the problems connected with
the theory of elementary particles,
the theory of gravitation and cosmology and I shall
be glad if I can manage to make some contribution to
these important branches of science.
- Andrei Sakharov

If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools,
including elementary grades, include the same portrayals
of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual
instruction? Will there be the same presentation of
homosexual activity? Of course there will.
- Stockwell Day

Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good
policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany,
to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed
in the drudgery of elementary instruction.
- Charles Babbage

I do not inveigh against higher education,
I simply maintain that the sort of education the colored
people of the South stand most in need of,
is elementary and industrial.
They should be instructed for the work to be done.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands,
and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small,
informal, international fraternity.
- Murray Gell-Mann

What I try to do in the book is to trace the chain
of relationships running from elementary particles,
fundamental building blocks of matter everywhere in the universe,
such as quarks, all the way to complex entities,
and in particular complex adaptive system like jaguars.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Actually, when I was in elementary school,
I saw a saxophone.
A band came to my school, and I saw this guy get up and play this solo.
And I said, 'Oh man, what is that!
That must be fantastic!'
- Ornette Coleman

The time I trust will come, perhaps within the lives of some of us,
when the outline of this science will be clearly made
out and generally recognised,
when its nomenclature will be fixed,
and its principles form a part of elementary instruction.
- Nassau William Senior

The practice of patience toward one another,
the overlooking of one another's defects,
and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most
elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family,
in the professions, and in society.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Through the continued accumulation of detailed and
reliable knowledge about elementary reactions,
we will be in a better position to understand,
predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic
chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society.
- Yuan T. Lee

After this, I took private lessons in Italian from
an elementary school teacher.
He gave me themes to write about, and some of them
turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper.
- Grazia Deledda

The only conclusion you can draw from the real historical
movement is that by and large,
in day-to-day life, what Lenin called trade union consciousness
dominates the working class.
I would call it elementary class consciousness of the working class.
- Ernest Mandel

It's indeed surprising that replacing the elementary
particle with a string leads to such a big change in things.
I'm tempted to say that it has to do with the fuzziness it introduces.
- Edward Witten

We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual
has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education,
from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary,
to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.
- Jim Jeffords

There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained
in elementary school by being able to draw well.
One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked
upon as a kind of sorceress.
- Chris Van Allsburg

Technically you need the extra dimensions.
At first people didn't like them too much,
but they've got a big benefit, which is that the ability
of string theory to describe all the elementary particles
and their forces along with gravity depends on using the extra dimensions.
- Edward Witten

One can make a case that says that since 85% of children
being brought up in single family homes are being brought
up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers
should be males to balance out the feminization that
the boys and girls receive.
- Warren Farrell

If I was designing a web site for elementary school children,
I might have a much higher percentage of older computers
with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser
and hardware technology has not traditionally been
a strong point of most elementary schools.
- Mike Davidson

I was in every band class I could get in,
like after school jazz band and marching band,
and that's where I really learned to read music from
elementary all the way through junior high and high school.
- Chad Smith

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

The quest for peace begins in the home,
in the school and in the workplace.
- Silvia Cartwright

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali


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