University Quotes

The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

It will be a unique and powerful resource for the university and Kentucky. We want to be able to look at the interaction between environment and illness.

Dr. Leslie Crofford

The Taylor Regional Hospital Trauma Program is one of only three trauma centers in Kentucky and the only Level III. There are no Level II or Level IV Centers and there are only two Level I Centers - the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

Carol Wright

The goal of the IRIS project is to develop administrative systems that allow the University of Kentucky to change business practices to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Doyle Friskney

He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles -- that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman.

H. Seton Merriman

The symbol of the University is the iron statue outside the Rathskeller of a barefoot goosegirl that every student kisses at graduation. The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known but to question it.

Jacob Bronowski

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

The university is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.

Clark Kerr

Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training.

Paul Chambers

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.

Henry Kissinger

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.

Robert J. Kibbee

It's the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.

Keenen Ivory Wayans

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it

Allan Bloom

My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together.

Woodrow Wilson

A university`s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.

Richard Hofstadter

The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.

Alfred North Whitehead

University is a wonderful opportunity to find out not just much more about the world, but much more about yourself, too.

Robert Goheen

The new appears as a minority point of view, and hence is unpopular. The function of a university is to give it a sanctuary.

Martin H. Fischer

The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue

Alfred North Whitehead

It seems to me that a great university ought to have room in it for men subscribing to every sort of idea that is currently prevalent

Henry Louis Mencken

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

John Ciardi

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.

Anton Chekhov

If you've never met a student from the University of Chicago, I'll describe him to you. If you give him a glass of water, he says, "This is a glass of water. But is it a glass of water? And if it is a glass of water, why is it a glass of water?" And eventually he dies of thirst.

Shelley Berman

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