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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
~ James Russell Lowell - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
~ William Hazlitt - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.
~ Ezra Pound - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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He has the common feeling of his profession. He enjoys a statement twice as much if it appears in fine print, and anything that turns up in a footnote... takes on the character of divine revelation.
~ Margaret Halsey - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
~ Thomas B. Macaulay - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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I am not able to instruct you. I can only tell that I have chosen wrong. I have passed my time in study without experience; in the attainment of sciences which can, for the most part, be but remotely useful to mankind. I have purchased knowledge at the expense of all the common comforts of life: I have missed the endearing elegance of female friendship, and the happy commerce of domestic tenderness.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
~ Jeffrey Archer - [School]

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I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.
~ J. M. Synge - [Scholars and Scholarship]

 

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