Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Famous People Who Liked School

10. Oprah Winfrey (American Talk Show Host, 2005): “For every one of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school.”

9. Ernest Renan (French Philosopher, 1883): “The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.”

8. Victor Hugo (Poet, Novelist, 1830): “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

7. Andrew Wiles (English Mathematician,1993): “I loved doing problems in school.”

6. Luciano Pavarotti (Italian Opera Singer, 1990): “I was an elementary school teacher.”

5. Alphonso Jackson (U.S Secretary of HUD, 2003): "Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer.”

4. Bill Watterson (Author of Calvin & Hobbes, 1987): “At school, new ideas are thrust at you every day. Out in the world, you’ll have to find the inner motivation to search for new ideas on your own.”

3. Jane Addams (Founder of Hull House, Chicago, 1900): “America’s future will be determined by the home and the school.”

2. Bill Dodds (American Novelist, 2007): “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.”

1. E.C. McKenzie (Author, 2000): "Schoolteachers are not fully appreciated by parents until it rains all day Saturday."

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