All-Time Best 2019 College Quotes

All-Time Best 2019 College Quotes

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The purpose of primary education is the development of your weak characteristics; the purpose of university education, the development of your strong. ~Nevin Fenneman
 
 
I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments.  Of course they graduate the best – it’s all they’ll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country.  They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money – provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don’t need it.  ~Peter DeVries
 
 
Standardization is the fertilizer of college education. A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
 
 
The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.  ~Author Unknown
 
 
The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.  ~Ted Morgan
 
 
Even an ass can die with a degree. All it takes is four years and four thousand dollars. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
 
 
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
 
 
A place where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll
 
 
A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.  ~Leonard L. Levinson
 
 
At the end of college a diploma is handed to us and the dark waters of what we don’t know surge over our heads… From the dozens of paths which lead out from the acropolis of the college we choose and without quite knowing why we take it — It is like a jump off a diving board, in the first confusion and strangeness of the world under water… Education can only be proven a success if it enables you to strike out under your own power and swim. ~Althea Warren (1886–1958)
 
 
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.  ~John Ciardi
 
 
Of course there’s a lot of knowledge in universities:  the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don’t take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.  ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell
 
 
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
 
 
If you have a college degree you can be absolutely sure of one thing… you have a college degree.  ~Author Unknown
 
 
If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.  ~Robert Goheen, Time, 23 June 1961
 
 
It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.  ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951
 
 
A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep. ~W.H. Auden 
 
 
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.  ~Russell Green
 
 
A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D.  Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.  ~”Fats” Domino
 
 
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or they didn’t.  ~L.L. Hendren
 
 
College is the best time of your life.  When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?  ~David Wood
 
 
A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.  ~Robert Maynard Hutchins
 
 
Does college pay?  They do if you are a good open-field runner.  ~Will Rogers
 
 
A college education shows a man how little other people know.  ~Thomas Chandler Haliburton
 
 
The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another. ~J. Frank Dobie
                 
 
College is a great experience and exposes you to a lot of things you might not otherwise learn or experience. You learn to evaluate things, think for yourself, and become a more independent person. Even if you decide not to use your specific degree, college can never be a waste of money if you get something important out of it. Your degree is like money in the bank; it opens up a lot of opportunities for you. ~Steven D. Woodhull (b.1976, U.S. geologist), “Tuition,” 1999
 
 
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure. ~Sydney J. Harris
 
 
I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms — Truman’s and Eisenhower’s. ~Alex Karras
 
 
Mandy Baxter: I’m loving college…. “Cogito, ergo sum.”
Mike Baxter: Twenty-five grand so she can figure out whether she exists or not.
~Kevin Hench , Last Man Standing, “Back to School” [S1, E3, 2013]
 
 
College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.  ~Elbert Hubbard
 
 
College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage.  ~George Gobel
 
 
A liberal-arts education is supposed to provide you with a value system, a standard, a set of ideas, not a job.  ~Caroline Bird
 
 
I learned three important things in college – to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes.  ~Agnes DeMille, Dance to the Piper, 1952
 
 
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
 
 
I have a degree in liberal arts.  Do you want fries with that?  ~Author unknown, as seen on a T-shirt
 
 
Hitler destroyed the German university with design; we destroyed ours without. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
 
 
No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.  ~J. Robert Oppenheimer
 

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