Quotes: universities

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  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    America's liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
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    By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism, and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Campus speech codes, that folly of the navel-gazing left, have increased the appeal of the right. Ideas must confront ideas. When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz
    American lawyer and author 1938-
    Alan Dershowitz
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    Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
  • Arne Duncan
    Arne Duncan
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    I worry when athletes are simply used by their universities to produce revenue, to make money for them, nothing to show at the back end. I grew up with a lot of players who had very, very tough lives after the ball started bouncing for them. And that's why I'm going to continue to fight.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.
  • In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities; ideas generated there filter down through the teaching profession and the students into the general public.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity - or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity - by being opinionated rather than by being learned.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Let's not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
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    Long term, I have a lot of confidence in the United States. We have an excellent record in terms of innovation. We have great universities that are involved in technological change and progress. We have an entrepreneurial culture, much more than almost any other country.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be re-taught when the students become teachers.
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
    J. Robert Oppenheimer
    American theoretical physicist and professor of physics 1904-1967
    J. Robert Oppenheimer
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    No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
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