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Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. ~Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC, 1973

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 Wood

ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
ACADEMY, n. (from academe). A modern school where football is taught.
~Ambrose Bierce

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 Lowell

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep. ~W.H. Auden  [And preachers and lecturers, and earlier authors, &c. See —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

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

There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.  ~Art Buchwald

If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.  ~Author unknown

Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  ~Aristotle

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 Roosevelt

A college education shows a man how little other people know.  ~Thomas Chandler Haliburton

College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage.  ~George Gobel

The purpose of primary education is the development of your weak characteristics; the purpose of university education, the development of your strong.  ~Nevin Fenneman

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.  ~Leonard L. Levinson

If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.  ~Robert Goheen, Time, 23 June 1961

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, 1951

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Don't live down to expectations.  Go out there and do something remarkable.  ~Wendy Wasserstein

Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.  ~Ralph Marston

Hitch your wagon to a star.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.  ~David Frost

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  ~John Dewey

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.  ~Fred Dehner

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.  ~Henry Ford

Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.  ~Les Brown

You learn something every day if you pay attention.  ~Ray LeBlond

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  ~Milton Berle

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," 1890

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.  ~Chinese proverb

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.  ~Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625

What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~Eleanor Powell

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.  ~Dana Stewart Scott

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.  ~Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. ~Virgil, et al. See:

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.  ~Max L. Forman

The reason most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like Hard Work. ~Author unknown

Don't find fault.  Find a remedy.  ~Henry Ford

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.  ~Author unknown

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