The things you leave school knowing - some dates and long division - so much of it has been of no use to me. Schools should teach the basics of cookery, first aid, how to look after your money and how to speak foreign languages. Useful things.
The Foreign Office knows no secrets.
A. J. P. Taylor
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.'
J. R. R. Tolkien