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◆ Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
- Leonardo Da Vinci100
◆ The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker can feel himself lonely, most positively furthered, and most richly fed
- William James99
◆ The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue
- Alfred North Whitehead99
◆ Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.
- Abbott Lawrence Lowell99
◆ In the university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools
- Doris Lessing99
◆ Our universities are so determined to impose tolerance that they'll expel you for saying what you think and never notice the irony
- John Perry Barlow99
◆ I'd have you lot up in front of the University authorities first thing in the morning, if it wasn't for the fact that you are the University authorities . . .'
- Terry Pratchett99
◆ A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
- John Ciardi99
◆ A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
- Richard Hofstadter99
◆ The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
- Richard Hofstadter99
◆ One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound.
- Dennis Prager99
◆ No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
- Lawrence Clark Powell99
◆ If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.
- Robert F Goheen99
◆ Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist
- Robert Maynard Hutchins99
◆ They wanted a great university without building a great university. They knew a lot about football, but not a lot about academia.
- Brad Carter99

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