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College Quotations



General College

Look to the Classics, History, to the Arts, for there is truth. Look away from the systems, the processes, the techniques.
- Charles Guggenheim

The college undergraduate is a lot of things--many of them as familiar, predictable and responsible as the bounce of a basketball, and others as startling (and occasionally disastrous) as the bounce of a football.
- John Sloan Dickey

Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

America's future walks through the doors of our schools every day.
- Mary Jean LeTendre

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
- Robert Frost

The purpose of the university is to make students safe for ideas -- not ideas safe for students.
-
Clark Kerr

The university is the archive of the Western ideal, the keeper of the Western culture, the guardian of our heritage, the dwelling of the free mind, the teacher of teachers.
- Adlai Stevenson

Funny College Quotations

College professor--someone who talks in other people's sleep
- Bergen Evans

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income--which he then spends sending his son to college.
- Bill Vaughn

I have never let schooling interfere with my education.
- Mark Twain

If you feel that you have both feet planted on solid ground, then the university has failed you.
- Robert Gohen

The chief value in going to college is that it's the only way to learn it really doesn't matter.
- George Edwin Howes

The freshmen bring a little knowledge in and the seniors take none out, so it accumulates through the years.
- A. Lawrence Lowell

You can lead a boy to college, but you can't make him think.
- Elbert Hubbard

A senior always feels like the university is going to the kids.
- Tom Masson

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
- G.K. Chesterson

The important thing is the educational experience itself -- how to survive it.
- Donald Barthelme

 

Leaving Home / Going off to College Quotes

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.
- Hodding Carter

A college education is not a quantitative body of knowledge salted away in a card file. It is a taste for knowledge, a taste for philosophy, if you will; a capacity to explore, to question, to perceive relationships, between fields of knowledge and experience.
- A. Whitney Griswold

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
- Plato

The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well educated family.
- Thomat Scott



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