Quotation Explorer - 'Professors'

One of my professors in college used to say As the wise man said, Do or do not, there is no try, but the advice columns generally say the opposite. If someone promises to try, and you're happy with that, don't push. It can backfire. You can get yourself in a lot of trouble asking for too much. - Jael McHenry
PYRRHONISM, n. An ancient philosophy, named for its inventor. It consisted of an absolute disbelief in everything but Pyrrhonism. Its modern professors have added that. - Ambrose Bierce
Knowledge is the name professors give to the confusion they create. - Marty Rubin
Life is a thorough university; pain and hardship are its distinguished professors. - Matshona Dhliwayo
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. - Thomas Carlyle
Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle. - Arthur Schopenhauer
‎I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that is the only way of insuring one's immortality. - James Joyce
It only confirmed what I'd always thought - that for all their education university professors can't even imagine political developments having any effect on their careers : they consider themselves untouchable. - Michel Houellebecq
If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it. - Joyce Carol Oates
Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. - Joe Haldeman
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors. - Maya Angelou
Hypotheses like professors, when they are seen not to work any longer in the laboratory, should disappear. - Henry Edward Armstrong
They decided to allow their baby to be born. What they did not realize is that they themselves were the ones who would be 'born,' infants in a new world where magic is commonplace, Harvard professors are the slow learners, and retarded babies are the master teachers. - Martha N. Beck
Political scientists and professors are the new clergy; the clergy of oppression. - A.E. Samaan
Some are professors and others are possessors. - Lawrence Kennedy
It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors - Arthur W. Pink
One of our professors described a lecture as 'a mystical process by which the notes on the pad of the lecturer pass on to the pad of the student, without passing through the mind of either'. - John Cleese
Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors. - Simone Weil
Our American professors like their literature clear, cold, pure and very dead. - Sinclair Lewis
You professors, what do you teach your students? Do you instil in them the spirit of possession? - Sunday Adelaja
You professors, what do you teach your students? Do you instill in them the spirit of possession? - Sunday Adelaja
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