The true university of these days is a collection of books.
There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.
Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.
If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed.
University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul.
Few things are more important than learning how to learn.
Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.
Joyfully we undertake our daily work.
You become what you have as a need the most to become.
University's like this little world, a bubble of time separate from everything before and everything after.
If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society... It is the education which gives a man a clear, conscious view of their own opinions and judgements, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. It teaches him to see things as they are, to go right to the point, to disentangle a skein of thought to detect what is sophistical and to discard what is irrelevant.
There is more to knowing than just knowing.
Not knowing how to get what you want is better than knowing how to get what you do not want.
To teachers, education is just a duty, but to students, it's their right.
To sustain the value of education, students should be respected as much as the teachers.
Anyone can put a price on knowledge - schools and universities do it all the time, but no one can put a price on wisdom for it can neither be bought nor sold. It should be given and accepted with no ulterior motives.
When I reflect on my time working for the W. M. Keck Observatory, Columbia University and Dartmouth College, my memories are not of brilliant minds advancing science, but rather of shady people damaging their workers health in order to obtain tainted astronomical data.
More than 99.99% of facts are not and will never be useful to even a single person.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Ah college years, those were the days. Pure freedom ... leaving home for the first time…the parties…