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The greatest significance of the present student generation is that it is through them that the point of view of the subjugated is finally and inexorably being expressed.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. [Acts 26:24]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Study to be quiet, and to do your own business. [1 Thessalonians 4:11]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.

Author: Emile-Auguste Chartier


My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.

Author: Allen Ginsberg (1926)

Profession: American Poet

The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principle subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?

Author: Sir William Osler (1849-1919)

Profession: Canadian Physician

The democratic youth lives along day by day, gratifying the desire that occurs to him, at one time drinking and listening to the flute, at another downing water and reducing, now practicing gymnastic, and again idling and neglecting everything; and sometimes spending his time as though he were occupied in philosophy.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.

Author: Carl Rogers (1902-1987)

Profession: American Psychotherapist

Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you do not consider your students to be human beings.

Author: Lou Ann Walker


Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.

Author: Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)

Profession: Twenty-eighth President of the USA