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Underachieving Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Underachieving

Please enjoy these Underachieving Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

We can spend our whole lives underachieving.
- Phil Crosby

In school, I was an underachiever.
- Henry Winkler

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

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

 

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

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

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

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Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

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

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

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

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

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

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

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

Time is the school in which we learn,
time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz

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

When I was 14, I thought I was the coolest kid in school
because I told everyone the jokes in FHM.
- Megan Fox

When I did Inherit the Wind, I learned about teaching school.
I also found out what a fundamentalist was.
- Dick York

Very few charter schools are being created in some
of the best school districts in the state.
If you're an educational innovator, that isn't where the greatest need is.
- John Engler

My parents were neither wealthy nor academic,
but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely
supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations,
both at school and university.
- Paul Nurse

I did a comparison of a school of architects known as the New York Five.
I compared their articulation of wall surfaces,
which I enjoyed very much.
- Parker Stevenson

I was put on a surfboard by a cute boyfriend in high school.
- Marguerite Moreau

I do find myself at the moment, due to the success of School of Rock,
to be on people's radar a little.
- Richard Linklater

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high
expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the
famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
- Richard Ernst

I was raised in Hollywood and knew, from as early as grammar school,
classmates who were in the business.
- Mike Farrell

I educated myself.
To me, school was boring.
- Van Morrison

I wanted to go to medical school.
But, I never got a college scholarship.
- Edwin Moses

I wanted to go to regular high school -
it looked like a lot of fun.
- Tommy Rettig

I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school.
- Alberto Juantorena

My brothers went to the parish school,
one of the best in the county.
- Catherine Helen Spence

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

We were the first urban school system in the country
to wire all of our schools for the Internet.
- Thomas Menino

I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.
- Harvey Korman

And yet 50 percent of the kids who start high school
in the United States today do not finish high school.
- James T. Walsh

And I can relate to that, because I went to an all white school,
so I knew what that was like.
And it was hard at the time, but anything that's difficult you learn from,
don't you?
- Rachel True

The stage was our school, our home, our life.
- Lillian Gish

My dream, I remember, when I went to boarding school,
was to have a study all my own, a little nook someplace
where nobody could get at me -
nobody,
like the football coach.
- Harry Mathews

I left school at 17 and was a star by the time I was 18 -
in certain parts of the world anyway.
- George Michael

Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
- Fran Lebowitz

Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years.
Only I could perform certain works with the scanty
means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.
- Franz Liszt

I did try to get a few of those teen high-school movies,
but they just didn't like me.
I guess I wasn't a certain type.
- Leelee Sobieski

School is a foretaste of life.
- Georg Brandes

Even if I had a tuxedo I wouldn't wear it to school.
- Henry Thomas

I didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial
stuff and the stock market.
- Anita Roddick

I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
- John Ratzenberger

I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful.
- Tre Cool

They don't like thinking in medical school.
They memorize - that's all they want you to do.
You must not think.
- John Backus

We were just a bunch of high school kids who got into the Ramones together.
- Santiago Durango

I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage
in every Theatre in London.
- Richard O'Brien

I do tend to lose track since the kids are out of school.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

One has complexes.
One has the art complex.
One goes to the School of Fine Arts and catches the complexes.
- Jean Tinguely

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

In our Nation, approximately 22.5 million children
ride school buses to and from school each day,
which accounts for 54 percent of all students attending grade school.
- Kenny Marchant

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

No skill shapes a child's future success in school
or in life more than the ability to read.
- Bob Riley

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life.
I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school.
It was all just part of the business -
be nice to everyone and all that.
- Adam Rickitt

As long as algebra is taught in school,
there will be prayer in school.
- Cokie Roberts

Again, the truth of the matter is we haven't paid that
much attention to high school accountability.
- Margaret Spellings

According to the U.S.
Census, the most common reason people give for not
voting is that they were too busy or had conflicting
work or school schedules.
- Jeff Miller

Just the example Delaware State University graduates
set by the way they live their lives,
should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State.
- Michael N. Castle

I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything.
And my parents would let me act until I graduated from college.
- Gwyneth Paltrow


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