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Posted by ESC on January 07, 2003

In Reply to: Looking for a quote posted by ESC on January 07, 2003

: : Hello,
: : Can anyone give me a very good quote with its explanation that relates to education, school, or anything general.
: : Thank You.

: You could go to and type in "education."

These aren't quotes, they are sayings:

LITTLE PITCHERS HAVE BIG EARS - "Children hear and understand more than you think they do. The play here is on the resemblance of the ear to the handle of a pitcher. It is an ancient saying, having been recorded by John Heywood in 1546: 'Auoyd your children, smal pitchers haue wide earles.'" From "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - 'The more you practice, the better your skills are. The proverb has been traced back to the 1550s-1560s, when its form was 'Use makes perfect.' The Latin version is: 'Uses promptos facit.' First attested in the United States in Diary and Autobiography of John Adams' ." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).