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The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
~ Georg Hegel

 

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The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances. He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation. He is the world's eye.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The professors laugh at themselves, they laugh at life; they long ago abjured the bitch-goddess Success, and the best of them will fight for his scholastic ideals with a courage and persistence that would shame a soldier. The professor is not afraid of words like truth; in fact he is not afraid of words at all.
~ Catherine Drinker Bowen

 

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The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant.
~ Confucius

 

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