A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.
Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn’t have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
The reason universities are so full of knowledge is that the students come in with so much and leave with so little.
The truth of it is, learning makes a silly man 10,000 times more insufferable.
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
An observation that in Boston is an accepted truth: If you’re from Harvard, you can’t count; if from MIT, you can’t read.
Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.
For in much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do: Unfit her for 80 percent of useful work of the world.
He knows the world and does not know himself.
—Jean de la Fontaine
In the schoolroom, more than any other place, does the difference of sex, if there is any, need to be forgotten.
—Susan B Anthony
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