University Quotes

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

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

Henry Kissinger

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

Paul Chambers

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

Clark Kerr

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.

Anton Chekhov

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

John Ciardi

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Goheen

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

Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates.

Abbott L. Lowell

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

Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist

Robert Maynard Hutchins

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see.

John Masefield

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

Standardization is the fertilizer of college education. A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure.

Martin H. Fischer

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.

Leonard L. Levinson

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.

Doris Lessing

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

George Bernard Shaw

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Benjamin Disraeli

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.

Richard Hofstadter

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Updated On : March 28, 2009
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