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Richard Hofstadter Quotes and Sayings

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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 Hofstadter

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 Hofstadter

It is ironic that the United States should have been
founded by intellectuals,
for throughout most of our political history,
the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider,
a servant or a scapegoat.
- Richard Hofstadter

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

 

I went to the High School for Performing Arts,
and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
- Anthony Anderson

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when
I was a political activist in the civil rights movement
and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill,
where I went to university.
- Russell Banks

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices,
it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle

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I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed
to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world.
We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo

The first money I ever had was when I received an award
from the American Association of University Women.
- Marguerite Young

Train service is particularly vital for the students
and employees of Southern Illinois University.
- Jerry Costello

As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go,
they emigrate to America and become university courses.
- Frederic Raphael

In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago,
the weekends I helped in the family store.
- Jack Steinberger

For nine years, till the spring of 1881,
we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks,
in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
- Mary A. Ward

When I went to the University, the medical school was
the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life,
its nature, its origins, and its ills.
- Albert Claude

The medieval university looked backwards;
it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.
The modern university looks forward,
and is a factory of new knowledge.
- Thomas Huxley

Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I
did at Northeastern University.
- Robert B. Parker

When Delaware State University was founded in 1890,
it was not by choice, but by social reality.
- Michael N. Castle

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State
University and graduated from there in 1977.
- Anita Hill

I met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago.
We were married in 1936.
She died in 1970.
- George Stigler

Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa.
We thought it was a good place to go.
- James Van Allen

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started
off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design,
stage design or television design.
- Jim Henson

My split with the university was over the fact that
I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India.
- George Woodcock

I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a
graduate course at the University of Southern California.
- Shelley Berman

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but
an unexpected series of events led me to study physics
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Sidney Altman

I knew that when I resigned from the University of
Texas that I would never coach again.
- Darrell Royal

Two years later, I went to the University of Minnesota
from which I was on leave for several years during
the war as a member of Statistical Research Group at Columbia University.
- George Stigler

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to
university is because I like cricket.
Not a very good reason to want to go,
but as good as any, I suppose.
- Jeffrey Bernard

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;
and a University training is the one best adapted to
prevent their becoming so.
- Samuel Butler

It makes little difference how many university courses
or degrees a person may own.
If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another,
his education is incomplete.
- Norman Cousins

My dad was dean of fine arts at the university.
I was casting bronzes in the school foundry.
I was using the university as a playground.
- Maya Lin

At the time, there were very few foreign names in the
press and they were all factory workers.
I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name.
- Carl Rakosi

A University should be a place of light,
of liberty, and of learning.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

I paid for my own education by scholarship until I left university.
- Ellen Wilkinson

Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland,
has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.
- Allen Klein

The University conceives of itself as dedicated to
the power of the intellect.
Its commitment is to the way of reason.
- Edward Levi

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

Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
They had a really wonderful theatre department.
- Beth Henley

The war project at Stanford was essentially completed,
and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship
at the University of Minnesota,
which had a good biochemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

The privilege of being at the university for four years
is something I'll always treasure.
- Hank Brown

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was
writing arrangements for singers and everybody.
But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones

If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground,
then the university has failed you.
- Robert F. Goheen

I think the American university system still seems
to be the best system in the world.
- Clifford Geertz

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit,
Michigan.
My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University,
and my mother was also a teacher.
- Marta Kristen

I've been employed by the University of Helsinki,
and they've been perfectly happy to keep me employed and doing Linux.
- Linus Torvalds

My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
- Lee Krasner

I completed medical school at Loma Linda University
School of Medicine in 1984.
- Samuel Wilson

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers.
My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
- Kate O'Brien

Just the example Delaware State University graduates
set by the way they live their lives,
should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State.
- Michael N. Castle

I didn't go to university.
Didn't even finish A-levels.
But I have sympathy for those who did.
- Terry Prachett

The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of
an academic job in a university which I received.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
- Henry A. Kissinger

In Finland, getting a university degree is the first
thing that you expect your kids to do.
- Renny Harlin

The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and
more like the job of university president,
which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge,
but you are not.
- Lamar Alexander

It's the teenage and university crowd,
so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life,
the University of Mississippi would still be all white.
- Constance Baker Motley

After all manner of professors have done their best for us,
the place we are to get knowledge is in books.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
- Albert Camus

I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where
I was made a full professor in 1985.
- J. Philippe Rushton

I went to college at the University of Kansas,
where I got a degree in political science.
- Sara Paretsky

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

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We've got to recognize that when we march into Iraq,
we're setting up the card tables in front of every
university in the Arab world,
the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida.
- Chris Matthews

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university,
ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds
it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and
cynical about our political heritage,
lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it
or seriously critical of it.
- Allan Bloom

I had a call to the University of Miami where I'd run a revival in 1950.
- Howard Finster

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 Powell

I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
- Jim Evans

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition
to being a university professor.
- Tony Campolo

I was born in Champaign in 1918.
From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools,
I went to the University High School in the twin city,
Urbana.
- James Tobin

I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year.
- David Friedman


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