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1. "We conclude that, simultaneously with the organization of the colleges, there should be at Santa Cruz an organization by disciplines, whose units would have a voice in appointments and promotions, in course of programs, and in the allocation of funds for research."
Author: Abraham Robinson
2. "The word ‘snobbery' came into use for the first time in England during the 1820s. It was said to have derived from the habit of many Oxford and Cambridge colleges of writing sine nobilitate (without nobility) or ‘s.nob.' next to the names of ordinary students on examination lists in order to distinguish them from their aristocratic peers. In the"
Author: Alain De Botton
3. "Most colleges had students lobbying for more fruits and vegetables. We had meat-eaters camping out in front of our salad bars, shouting, "If it's red and bleeding, it's what we should be eating!"
Author: Alicia Thompson
4. "State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes."
Author: Arne Duncan
5. "Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace."
Author: Barbara Mikulski
6. "It is perhaps beside the point to remark that bowling alleys and supermarkets have nursery facilities, while schools and colleges and scientific laboratories and government offices do not."
Author: Betty Friedan
7. "I didn't always want to act. My passion was writing, and it still is one of my primary passions to this day, but it wasn't until high school when I started acting in plays that it became a thought of something I might want to do. And when I applied to colleges, at NYU, I was able to study both writing and acting."
Author: Bryce Dallas Howard
8. "Wholly unprepared, we embark upon the second half of life. Or are there perhaps colleges for forty-year-olds which prepare them for their coming life and its demands as the ordinary colleges introduce our young people to a knowledge of the world? No, thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie."
Author: C.G. Jung
9. "The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people."
Author: Carter G. Woodson
10. "All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students."
Author: Constance Baker Motley
11. "I got kicked out of high school, so I couldn't get into very many colleges."
Author: David Talbot
12. "Today, there are probably more Marxists on the faculty of our elite colleges than there are in all of Russia and Eastern Europe."
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
13. "I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges and do personal appearances. I've done conventions and trade shows. A lot of different little hats."
Author: Donna Douglas
14. "Enquire what the effect of large endowments are upon colleges."
Author: Ezra Cornell
15. "I wanted to find ways for colleges and universities to become involved with public schools to help young people prepare for college."
Author: Freeman A. Hrabowski III
16. "As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien."
Author: Gavin Bryars
17. "For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work."
Author: Gay Talese
18. "Birds do not attend flight schools; Rivers do not attend flowing colleges; Fishes do not attend swimming conferences; Trees do not attend fruit bearing seminars... There is something that you can do automatically that someone may not do... Find it and do it! There is something someone may do automatically that you may not do; leave it for him to it!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
19. "Japhy was considered an eccentric around the campus, which is the usual thing for campuses and college people to think whenever a real man appears on the scene - colleges being nothing but grooming schools for the middleclass non-identity which usually finds its perfect expression on the outskirts of the campus in rows of well-to-do houses with lawns and television sets in each living room with everybody looking at the same thing at the same time while the Japhies of the world go prowling in the wilderness to hear the voice crying in the wilderness, to find the ecstasy of the stars, to find the dark mysterious secret of the origin of faceless wonderless crapulous civilization."
Author: Jack Kerouac
20. "I suppose people who graduate from very selective and expensive colleges, and receive immense reinforcement from colleagues who preceded them there, develop an inflated sense of their ability to effectively manage things, especially complex things. Many of these young, bright people cannot believe that our creaking and foundering systems won't yield to their managerial tinkering, and the net effect must be to turn them into very cynical careerists with nothing left but personal ladder-climbing and wealth accumulation... The political left in America makes up in cynical cowardly avarice for all the mendacious stupidity on the political right, so we end up at this moment in history with a perfect blend of every bad impulse in human nature and none of the virtues."
Author: James Howard Kunstler
21. "Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn't go to the colleges; he got guys off the fishing docks."
Author: Jeff Foxworthy
22. "When comics came along in the 1930s there was a talent pool waiting. And one reason is so many areas were closed to Jews. Colleges, advertising agencies, many of the corporations - the doors that were closed led to the one that was open."
Author: Jerry Robinson
23. "As Feministing.com commenter electron-Blue noted in response to the 2008 New York Times Magazine article "Studentsof Virginity," on abstinence clubs at Ivy League colleges, "There were aWHOLE LOTTA us not having sex at Harvard . . . but none of us thought thatthat was special enough to start a club about it, for pete's sake."
Author: Jessica Valenti
24. "All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white."
Author: Jimmy Smith
25. "Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges."
Author: Katharine Fullerton Gerould
26. "Instead, most colleges are studies in obsolescence."
Author: Kent McCord
27. "By making all my materials freely available through 'Giving 2.0' ProjectU, I am on a mission to extend philanthropy education to colleges globally and far beyond campus walls."
Author: Laura Arrillaga Andreessen
28. "In engineering colleges, they have seating plans...And Students have cheating plans."
Author: Lovely Goyal
29. "I imagine that one of the biggest troubles with colleges is there are too many distractions, too much panty-raiding, fraternities, and boola-boola and all of that."
Author: Malcolm X
30. "All children are curious and I wonder by what process this trait becomes developed in some and suppressed in others. I suspect again that schools and colleges help in the suppression insofar as they meet curiosity by giving the answers, rather than by some method that leads from narrower questions to broader questions. It is hard to satisfy the curiosity of a child, and even harder to satisfy the curiosity of a scientist, and methods that meet curiosity with satisfaction are thus not apt to foster the development of the child into the scientist. I don't advocate turning all children into professional scientists, although I think there would be advantages if all adults retained something of the questioning attitude, if their curiosity were less easily satisfied by dogma, of whatever variety."
Author: Marston Bates
31. "Suicide may be a problem a other colleges, but never at Barnard. Our young ladies are too well-born even to consider it. All right, I'm lying. This is a miserable place to go to school and many undergraduates do attempt suicide. But I really don't want my students calling me at all hours bewailing their personal problems. I'm a novelist, not a social worker. And I think it was Jane Austen, or it might have been Mick Jagger, who said, "don't hang around cause two's a crowd on my cloud."
Author: Mary Gordon
32. "People think I'm selling feminism in my books, but what I'm really doing is writing advertising copy for expensive private colleges that most women can't afford anyway. Oh, and try to find a job with a major in English literature. No luck? Joke's on you, sucker!"
Author: Mary Gordon
33. "...the state of Virginia had turned down twenty-one thousand women for admission to state colleges in 1970 while not turning away a single man..."
Author: Meg Waite Clayton
34. "America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive."
Author: Norm Coleman
35. "The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
36. "We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
37. "Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
38. "Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country."
Author: Ric Keller
39. "Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world."
Author: Richard Lugar
40. "I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price."
Author: Roy Romer
41. "I kept going to different colleges, but dropped out."
Author: Spencer Dryden
42. "I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges."
Author: Taslima Nasrin
43. "I think the colleges should be free to give athletes less than a full scholarship, no scholarship and more than a scholarship. And the athletes should be free to bargain."
Author: Taylor Branch
44. "I went to an historically black college where we're always told that there's limitation. And so I'm happy to represent for black colleges."
Author: Terrence J
45. "I played from the time I was seven years old. My father was my first baseman coach. I had opportunities that I never really pursued - with some Miami teams and a few larger colleges, and then I ended up bailing and began cooking."
Author: Todd English
46. "Colleges typically did not tell you that ninety percent of your education came after you hung the parchment on the wall. People might ask for a rebate."
Author: Tom Clancy
47. "[Farmer] went to dozens of American and Canadian universities and colleges, preaching his O for the P [Preferential Option for the Poor] gospel, and to South Africa, where he debated a World Bank official at an international AIDS conference. "Africans must learn to curb their sexual appetites," the banker remarked, and Farmer replied, "I want to talk about other bankers, not the World Bankers, but bankers in general. My suspicion is they're not getting a lot of sex, because they spend a lot of time screwing the poor."
Author: Tracy Kidder
48. "As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing."
Author: Vito Fossella
49. "Our colleges ought to have lit up in us a lasting relish for a better kind of man, a loss of appetite for mediocrities."
Author: William James
50. "Does affirmative action place minority students in colleges where they're likely to fail while depriving other applicants of the chance to attend the most challenging schools where they are capable of succeeding? Does rent control drive up the cost of housing, depriving property owners of the same opportunity to profit as any other investor while driving down the quality and quantity of the housing stock? Do minimum wage laws reduce the number of entry-level jobs, making it harder to escape from poverty? Because compassion, by its nature, subordinates doing good to feeling good, these are questions the warm-hearted rarely pursue."
Author: William Voegeli

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