Quotes: university

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
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    'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
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    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.
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    American teacher, poet, writer 1916-1986
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    A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
  • Barbara Castle
    Barbara Castle
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    And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those who had been denied the choice to stay on at school, to go to university, to be something else, other than going down the pit.
  • A. J. Liebling
    A. J. Liebling
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    As a result of its generous stand, the University of Chicago's undergraduate college acts as the greatest magnet for neurotic juveniles since the Children's Crusade, with Robert Maynard Hutchins playing the role of Stephen the Shepherd Boy.
    Source: Chicago: The Second City (2004) p.110
  • Bertil Ohlin
    Bertil Ohlin
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    As mathematics had been my best subject at school, my parents proposed - and I accepted - studies at the University of Lund in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The choice of the latter subject is said to be due to the fact that at the age of five years, I was very fond of calculating the cost of the various cakes my mother used to bake.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
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    At the very top state institutions, like UCLA, Berkeley and the University of Texas, however, the trend of downward minority enrollment remains persistent and discouraging.
  • Lois Horowitz
    Lois Horowitz
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    Books in a large university library system: 2, 000,000. Books in an average large city library: 1 0,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30, 000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20, 000.
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
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    Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
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    Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
  • Anne Campbell
    Anne Campbell
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    Ending up-front fees should make it far easier for all students to go to university as they will no longer have to pay up to /1,125 out of their loans at the start of each year. Student loans will also rise to meet average living costs.
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