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Amartya Sen Quotes and Sayings

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The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

I have not had any serious non-academic job.
- Amartya Sen

While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy,
the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
- Amartya Sen

I was born in a University campus and seem to have
lived all my life in one campus or another.
- Amartya Sen

 

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural,
analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved
also with the rest of the world.
- Amartya Sen

But the idea that I should be a teacher and a researcher
of some sort did not vary over the years.
- Amartya Sen

People's identities as Indians, as Asians,
or as members of the human race, seemed to give way -
quite suddenly -
to sectarian identification with Hindu,
Muslim, or Sikh communities.
- Amartya Sen

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From the mid-1970s, I also started work on the causation
and prevention of famines.
- Amartya Sen

I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice
and Social Welfare was published in 1970.
- Amartya Sen

It is also very engaging - and a delight -
to go back to Bangladesh as often as I can,
which is not only my old home, but also where some
of my closest friends and collaborators live and work.
- Amartya Sen

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an
opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions,
including literacy, basic health care and gender equity,
aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
- Amartya Sen

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Every time a student walks past a really urgent,
expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college,
it can help reassure him that he does have that mind,
does have that soul.
- Louis Kahn

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log
and a student on the other.
- James A. Garfield

When West End Girls came out on import,
I was a student at Liverpool University.
I'd go to a club in Liverpool and it would come on,
and I'd be really embarrassed.
- Chris Lowe

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student.
At least they can find Kuwait.
- A. Whitney Brown

It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student
has no source of funds to pay that tuition.
- James E. Rogers

I was an art student at the time, like thousands of others.
- Ray Davies

I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain,
because I was not an outstanding student.
I was an adequate student.
- William Westmoreland

The most dangerous thing about student riots is that
adults take them seriously.
- Georges Pompidou

I realized what interested me as a student of film
was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
- Sam Raimi

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of:
almost every student entering the university believes,
or says he believes, that truth is relative.
- Allan Bloom

I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker
is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
- Edward Zwick

Somehow I think it was declared very early on that I was the -
if not the black sheep of the family,
not a very good student.
- Dustin Hoffman

Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily,
Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings,
and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean.
- Ben Nicholson

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone

I've only been living in England for the last 10 years,
if you don't count my student years.
- Terri Windling

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

I hope that Requiem is better than Pi.
I hope that Pi is better than my student films,
and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older.
- Darren Aronofsky

If I can get some student interested in science,
if I can show members of the general public what's
going on up there in the space program,
then my job's been done.
- Christa McAuliffe

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

The last state to admit a black student to the college
level was South Carolina.
- Constance Baker Motley

I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game.
I have always been a serious student of umpiring.
I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning.
- Jim Evans

I do favor guest workers, H1B visas and student visas.
- Jim Kolbe

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting,
you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place.
I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
- Ad Reinhardt

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken

General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character.
- Buffalo Bill

It's very hard to remain a student in life.
- Carol Kane

You are always a student, never a master.
You have to keep moving forward.
- Conrad Hall

I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student,
hitch-hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin.
- Greta Scacchi

Occasionally a student writer comes up with something
really beautiful and moving,
and you won't know for years if it was an accident
or the first burst of something wonderful.
- Howard Nemerov

Clearly, once the student is no longer a student the
possibilities of relationship are enlarged.
- Marilyn Hacker

I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA
when UCLA was the first site on the net.
- Jon Postel

I was a student in Germany when Hitler came to power.
- Klaus Fuchs

I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist.
I'm a student of the martial arts.
- Lou Reed

I never had the high-paying job or the company car.
It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans.
I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes.
- Christine O'Donnell

I have always been a firm believer in participation so there were no cuts.
We practiced three times a week but if a student had an academic conflict,
academics took priority.
- Tony Brown

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.
- Dan Quayle

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act,
which, as any American high school student can tell you,
was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
- Dave Barry

Why should every single character be an honor student
who goes around helping others and never doing anything
wrong? Is that like the rule or something?
- Mike Judge

Poe was a student of many things, and among those things
he read and referred to in his work was the Bible.
- John Astin

I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind
of wandered away from the superhero stuff,
but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid.
- Jonathan Lethem

As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and
ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
- Bill Moyers

When I was an art student in the early 60's before
the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
- Bill Griffith

The issue here isn't whether every student is brainwashed,
it's whether it is appropriate.
- David Horowitz

Responsibility for learning belongs to the student,
regardless of age.
- Robert Martin

No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese
are incapable of religious experience,
even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
- Hu Shih

The great classics that, as a professional you don't get to do,
you do as a student, when you don't know any better.
- Marion Ross

You can take a school like the University of Colorado,
with a selective admission standard.
It has a better caliber student going in,
so you ought to have a better caliber coming out.
- Roy Romer

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre.
I worked for free a lot.
- Christopher Parker

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he
will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than
those of algebra and geometry.
- Edward W. Howe

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

I didn't mind studying.
Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested
me more than some of the more artistic subjects,
but I think I was a pretty good student.
- Alan Shepard

I think it is most important for a teacher to play
the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.
- James Galway

People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider
myself a student of hip-hop.
- Doug E. Fresh

I consider myself a student of many religions.
The more I learn, the more questions I have.
For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
- Dan Brown

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
- Henny Youngman

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


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