A college is a place where pebbles are polished and diamonds dimmed.
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.
They are so afraid we shall break down, and you know the reputation of the college is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without injuring their health.
When reviewing your notes before an exam, the most important will be illegible. College isn’t the place to go for ideas.
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology.
Of course there’s a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don’t take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates….
You can lead a boy to college but you can’t make him think.
To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States.
Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do: unfit her for eighty per cent of useful work of the world.
If you are given a take-home exam, you will forget where you live.
If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.
The night before the English History mid-term, your biology instructor will assign 200 pages on planaria.
Every instructor assumes that you have nothing else to do except study for that instructor’s course.
The more studying you did for the exam, the less sure you are as to which answer they want.
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