Quotes About The Development Of The University

" 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 quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in "

Robert J. Kibbee

" It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows ".


Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.

Helen Keller

" It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time. "

Thomas Stream Eliot ( T.S Elliot )

" The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. "