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Scholar Quotes

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A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort
is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
- Lao Tzu

Over the years my mom has become a self-taught Biblical scholar.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy,
there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar.
- Kenneth L. Pike

When I'm writing for Esquire, my conscious thought is,
I'm not writing for American Scholar.
- Denis Johnson

 

Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily,
a man of sense.
- Samuel Richardson

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting
kind of writer when you give me a pen.
- J. M. Synge

I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.
- Duffy Daugherty

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Originality is the essence of true scholarship.
Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe

If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic,
he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience.
- Kenneth L. Pike

All that you may achieve or discover you will regard
as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which
from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry.
- Abbott L. Lowell

I would like to be a scholar in whatever I do,
a scholar is never finished, he is always seeking and I am always seeking.
- Ahmad Jamal

I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young.
That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.
- Leonard Cohen

Truth, which is important to a scholar,
has got to be concrete.
And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies,
burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

It has been the acknowledged right of every Marxist
scholar to read into Marx the particular meaning that
he himself prefers and to treat all others with indignation.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The learner always begins by finding fault,
but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness.
He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.
- William Pierce

Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
- Publilius Syrus

And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry,
he will be but a walking dictionary:
a mere articulate clock.
- George Chapman

I'm a reporter.
I'm not a scholar.
- Peter Jennings

My grandfather, on my father's side,
helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China.
He was a fairly well-known scholar.
- Maya Lin

I am a scholar of life.
Every night before I go to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day.
I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes.
- Compay Segundo

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language.
It is not every one that can read in it.
- William Hazlitt

His locked, lettered, braw brass collar,
Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
- Robert Burns

The humblest painter is a true scholar;
and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
- William Hazlitt

Personally I discovered that you could go through the
academy as a young scholar,
come out, and almost immediately have an impact on
the academic environment.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
- William Drummond

He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The diligent scholar is he that loves himself,
and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
- William Godwin

But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted,
two things are very expensive in international life:
promises when they succeed and threats when they fail.
- Fareed Zakaria

The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal,
should come in contact with other minds.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A good writer is basically a story teller,
not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is,
you have to admit - or maybe you should think about admitting -
that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
- Alan Colmes

The second, and I think this is the much more overt
and I think it is the main cause,
I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to
demonstrate that every possible stance a critic,
a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself
inevitably and necessarily poetic.
- Harold Bloom

To the rest of us the supreme vindication of the scholar's
view lies in their invincible allegiance to the Jewish heritage -
a steadfastness that has been matched only by that of their rescuers.
- Henrietta Szold

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life,
the peaceful walks of literature and learning,
to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
- Felix Adler

In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for
a teacher of English literature.
I wanted to do something that he would approve of more,
so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar.
- Trevor Nunn

My mother, whose family was heavily rabbinic,
said she wanted me to continue the family tradition in the rabbinate.
My father said he wanted me to be a scholar of the Talmud,
but he wanted me to make my living in science.
- Norman Lamm

I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter.
I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware
that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.
- John James Audubon

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes
the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar,
and the moment you try to approach him on the level
of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
- Raymond Chandler

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament,
said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author,
the Salvation of mankind for their end,
and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.
- Adam Clarke

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader.
Without a generation of civilized people to study history,
to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and
relate them to its own problems,
history, too, would lose its meaning.
- George F. Kennan

You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one.
Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
- Werner Herzog

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us
the abjection of exercising power,
we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
- Jean Baudrillard

Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately
art depends on human nature.
- Steven Pinker

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read
only with a dictionary to help.
- Carl Sandburg

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

Some scholars have been arguing that a civilizational
clash between organized religions is the next step in human history.
- Mary Douglas

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

It's a very good thing for students also to be exposed
to people who aren't film students or film scholars
but who work in the world of film.
- Robert Mayer

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars,
nor its great scholars great men.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Much reading is an oppression of the mind,
and extinguishes the natural candle,
which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
- William Penn

My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists,
linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers
and scholars going back centuries.
- Steven Pinker

Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee.
I became the chairman of this Committee,
and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
- Anatoly Chubais

Our most widely known scholars have been trained in
universities outside of the South.
- Carter G. Woodson

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars,
who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
- Wallace Stevens

I begin by taking.
I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
- Frederick II

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy
but active experience in mathematics itself that can
alone answer the question:
What is mathematics?
- Richard Courant

There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars,
upright scholars, cautious scholars,
and those who are merely petty men.
- Xun Zi

Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various
scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
- Frederic William Farrar

I think that what we've been able to do is put together
both a good group of scholars and analysts and people
who aggressively want to make the case to the American public.
- John Podesta

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century,
and I think there can be little doubt that the Council
on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
- Spencer Abraham

My school is attended by near three hundred scholars.
- Joseph Lancaster

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
- Peter Jennings

We can make mayors and officers every year,
but not scholars.
- Robert Burton

My visit to the United States has also given me the
opportunity to emphasize the objective of establishing
close and intensive links between the Turkish and American peoples,
scholars and businessmen.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt
the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups,
the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle
in their effort to peacefully coexist.
- Alcee Hastings

I served the famous professors and scholars,
and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.
Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were
at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike


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