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A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students. - John Ciardi

The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself. - Allan David Bloom

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat. - Dwight David Eisenhower

The function of University is to enable you to shed details in favour of principles. (The Aims of Education and Other Essays, 1929) - Alfred North Whitehead

The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue. - Alfred North Whitehead

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools. - Doris Lessing

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. - Flannery O'Connor

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. - George Bernard Shaw

A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. - Benjamin Disraeli