ever dare to take your college as a matter of course--because,
like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never
know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
- Alice Drue Miller
successive generation becomes a living memorial
of our public schools, and a living example of their
- Joseph Story
years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones
you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds
in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
not ask if a man has been through college; ask if
a college has been through him; if he is a walking
- Edwin Hubbell Chapin
things taught in schools and colleges are not an
education, but the means of education.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
have learned this at least by my experiment; that
if one advances confidently in the direction of his
dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had
imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in
- Henry David Thoreau
you feel discouraged or simply lazy, as is bound to
happen sometimes, remember the millions of people
in the world who have not had your privilege. Remember
the poor and obscure lives of those countless millions
who suffer from every sort of deprivation and frequently
find themselves the unwilling victim of wars, and
a variety of cruelties, perpetuated by man on man.
Is it not significant that the first bid for self
realization, among the poor and downtrodden, is to
assert their right to education?
- Jehan Sadat
accomplish great things, we must dream as well as
- Anatole France
supreme end of education is expert discernment in
all things -- the power to tell the good from the
bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer
the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
- Samuel Johnson
make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive,
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Lord Brougham
function of the university is not simply to teach
bread winning, or to furnish teachers for the public
schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is,
above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment
between life and the growing knowledge of life, an
adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.
- W. E B. Du Bois
man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow
is uneducated the day after.
- Newton D. Baker
will forever govern ignorance: and a people who mean
to be their own governors, must arm themselves with
the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison
great value of formal education is that it is designed
to foreshorten human experience. It endeavors with
ease and economy to bring each succeeding generation
up to date with respect to the past, and to make it
at home in the world. In this sense, it prepares each
generation for life.
- Virgil M. Hancher
most important aspect of freedom of speech is freedom
to learn. All education is a continuous dialogue --
questions and answers that pursue every problem on
the horizon. That is the essence of academic freedom.
- William O. Douglas
education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclin'd.
- Alexander Pope
is the process by which the individual relates himself
to the universe, give himself citizenship in the changing
world, share's the race's mind and enfranchises his
- John H. Finley
college education is not a quantitative body of memorized
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
is the ability to meet life's situations.
- Dr. John G. Hibben