Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist," 1890LCD; PMB cites: Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist, 1891
It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge. ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951LCD
If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you. ~Author Unknown
You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond
The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~Albert Einstein
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison
Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. ~Henry FordGCLE
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John DeweyCSS5
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later. ~Dana Stewart ScottDCQ
College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. ~George GobelPACP
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625LCD
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 LowellUniversities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take away none at all, and the knowledge accumulates. ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell (quoted in PACP)
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night? ~David WoodPACP
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston
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 RooseveltPACP
A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000. ~Leonard L. LevinsonPACP
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ~AristotleCD
I learned three important things in college – to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. ~Agnes DeMille, Dance to the Piper, 1952, ch. 11; CTO