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Letter "U" » University
«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.»
«In the university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools»
«It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil,... that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.»
«A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.»
«No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.»
«A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism-a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.»
«Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist»
«It seems to me that a great university ought to have room in it for men subscribing to every sort of idea that is currently prevalent»
«I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism, socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpoint-no matter how distasteful to the majority, provided...»
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Teachers and teaching
, academic freedom
«?I'd have you lot up in front of the University authorities first thing in the morning, if it wasn't for the fact that you are the University authorities . . .'»