Quotation Explorer - 'University'

The true university of these days is a collection of books. - Thomas Carlyle
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If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.[Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963] - John F. Kennedy
Attorney served as chief executive officer for the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). He spends lots of dedicated hours in creating the programs for the college lectures in assisting the new young rising scholar and motivate them to attend university. - Chris Salamone
Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word."[1,000 Days 'Trapped Inside a Metaphor' (Columbia University / The New York Times, December 12, 1991)] - Salman Rushdie
Life is a sage’s university; hardship is his professor. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is good for a student to be poor. Getting and spending, the typical American college student lays waste his powers. Work and contemplation don't mix, and university days ought to be days of contemplation. - Russell Kirk
In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools. - Doris Lessing
You won't learn much about capitalism at a university. How could you? Capitalism is a matter of risks and rewards, and a tenured professor doesn't have much to do with either.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. - Henry Kissinger
If you feel that you have boy feet planted on the ground, then the university has failed you. - Robert Goheen
But wherever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together. In too many of our cities today, the peace is not secure because freedom is incomplete." (, June 10, 1963, American University speech) - John F. Kennedy
If you want to know the value of a year, ask the student who was in the final year of his university education, when the lecturers went on strike and the school ended up closing for a year. - Sunday Adelaja
The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name. - Terry Eagleton
Everywhere I go, I am asked if I think university stifles writers. My opinion is that it doesn't stifle enough of them. - Flannery O'Connor
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes."[The Rectorial Address Delivered by James M. Barrie at St. Andrew's University May 3, 1922, to the Red Gowns of St. Andrews, Canada, 1922] - J.M. Barrie
In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views. (The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University, page 214) - Albert Einstein
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. - Clive James
Adversity or opportunity is university. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
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
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
You must not wait to be elected into office, before you begin to serve. Begin to serve every where you are; in the home, community, school, university, work, hospital, church, market, society, nation and among many other places. - Lailah Gifty Akita
University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul. - C. JoyBell C.
Rod Cockshutt, Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University called my book, Evidence of Insanity, "an extraordinary achievement" and told me to not change the last 10-15 pages no matter what. - carol piner
[Cornell University will be] an asylum for Science—where truth shall be sought for truth's sake, not stretched or cut exactly to fit Revealed Religion. - Andrew Dickson White
As the four girls were taking her father's life, she had tried to rush onto the stage. But two old university janitors held her down and whispered into her ear that she would lose her own life if she went. - Liu Cixin
The very least thing one should learn at the university is how to reach new knowledge. - Osman Doluca
The University of Life is greater than the universities of men. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I move in the university of the waves. - Pablo Neruda
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. - Albert Einstein
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
"I, on the other hand, have a degree from the University of Life, a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks, and three gold stars from the Kindergarten of Getting the Shit Kicked Out of Me.
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. - Flannery O'Connor
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."[Stanford University commencement speech, 2005] - Steve Jobs
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. - John Ciardi
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
Life is a thorough university; pain and hardship are its distinguished professors. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles. - Paul Fussell
In every day life, I try to communicate to sacred strangers in the bus, street, trains, neighbourhood, offices, shops, library, schools, university, colleagues…! - Lailah Gifty Akita
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."[Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012)] - Neil Gaiman
Pain is a better teacher than pleasure.Poverty is a better teacher than prosperity.Failure is a better teacher than success.Life is a better teacher than university. - Matshona Dhliwayo
And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights -- the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation the right to breathe air as nature provided it -- the right of future generations to a healthy existence?" (, June 10, 1963, American University speech) - John F. Kennedy
Most faculty spend a lot of time thinking about content and what to cover, but content delivery is not the core strength of a university, just as it is not for newspapers. The core strength of a university is integration. - José Antonio Bowen
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
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