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Scholars And Scholarship Quotes

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

Author: Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

Profession: German Philosopher

Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)

Profession: American Author

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

People often become scholars for the same reason they become soldiers: simply because they are unfit for any other station. Their right hand has to earn them a livelihood; one might say they lie down like bears in winter and seek sustenance from their paws.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.

Author: Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859)

Profession: American Essayist and Historian

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.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.

Author: J. M. Synge (1871-1909)

Profession: Irish Poet, Dramatist

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

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist