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Quotes about Students

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Quotes about Students
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Quotes about students can range from addressing the benefits of becoming an educated person to the challenges of life during the college years. Either way, some of the best quotes about students are listed below.

(For full citation information, please see details at the end of the article.)

Quotes about Students

"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind." -- Winston Churchill, speech at Harvard University, September 6, 1943 (2)

"The freshman class always makes a senior feel that the university is going to the kids." (1)

"I am told that today rather more than 60 per cent of the men who go to the universities go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene ... They are scum." -- W. Somerset Maugham, Sunday Times (UK), December 25, 1955 (2)

"Some students go to college to learn to think, but most go to learn what the professors think." (1)

"A child miseducated is a child lost." -- John F. Kennedy, State of the Union (January 11, 1963) (2)

"Some students take up the arts in college, some take up the sciences, while others just take up space." (1)

"Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge." -- Max Beerbohm, More (2)

"Of what use is a college education to high school graduates who already know everything?" (1)

Citation Information:

(1): Esar, Evan. 20,000 Quips & Quotes. Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1995.

(2): The Oxford Essentials Quotations Dictionary, American Edition. Oxford University Press, Inc. 1998.

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