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Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895+2
The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950+1
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.
British Dramatist 1670-17290
'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
American statesman 1858-19190
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.
American teacher, poet, writer 1916-19860
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
English statesman and writer 1804-18810
A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-18810
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
American president 1890-19690
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
British writer, criticus 1917-19930
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.
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.