Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of University. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 University Quotes And Sayings by 96 Authors including Mhairi Mcfarlane,E.a. Bucchianeri,Robert M. Pirsig,John Stuart Mill,Eilis Dillon for you to enjoy and share.

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University's like this little world, a bubble of time separate from everything before and everything after. -- Mhairi Mcfarlane
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There are some things you can't learn at any university, except for one, the University of Life ... the only college where everyone is a permanent student. -- E.a. Bucchianeri
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The real University ... has no specific location. It owns no property, pays no salaries, and receives no material dues ... The real University is a state of mind. It is that great heritage of rational thought that has been brought down to us through the centuries. -- Robert M. Pirsig
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The object of universities is not to make skillful lawyers, physicians or engineers. It is to make capable and cultivated human beings -- John Stuart Mill
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I try not to look like a university man here ... My fellow-guests think of a university degree as a disgraceful preliminary to the blood-sucking life of the bourgeoisie. A sign, moreover, that a man has to earn his own living. -- Eilis Dillon
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The modern university does not exist to teach alone ... It exists also to serve the democracy of which it is a product and an ornament ... The university rests on the public will and on public appreciation. -- Nicholas Murray Butler
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I never went to a university, and I am proud to say so because I don't think I have done too badly. -- Folorunsho Alakija
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Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation. -- Jacques Barzun
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I still believe that the university is a place where people can develop their minds and learn skills, but also they can develop their personalities and their spiritual life. -- Henri Nouwen
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Let us return to the idea that universities generate wealth and the growth of useful knowledge in society. There is a causal illusion here; time to bust it. -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Organization and method mean much, but contagious human characters mean more in a university. -- William James
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I move in the university of the waves. -- Pablo Neruda
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Hospitals and jails and whores: these are the universities of life. I've got several degrees. Call me Mr. -- Charles Bukowski
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Education must be taken out of the hands of rich illiterates, third rate politicians, and put where it belongs: in the care of scholars. At present the whole University system is rotten to the core, and an appalling waste of time, energy and money ... -- Katherine Anne Porter
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I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society. -- Virginia Gildersleeve
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You should see the way this college is studying! -- Jean Webster
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No university on Earth gives master's degrees of living, of happiness. How strange! We seem to be missing the essential, the all-encompassing knowledge for which universities were originally created! -- Robert Muller
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I didn't go to university. I didn't go to culinary school, barely made it through high school. -- Tom Douglas
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It is possible to get an education at a university. It has been done; not often. -- Lincoln Steffens
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The Civic University operates on a global scale but uses its location to form its identity. -- John Goddard
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Davos is my university. -- Hubert Burda
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A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. -- Benjamin Disraeli
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I didn't go to university straight after school. I went at night. -- Jim Crace
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The university is our culture's assertion that what is made by the mind has value and can convey values. -- A. Bartlett Giamatti
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Community in the American university is paradoxically a private and individual decision. -- Rebekah Nathan
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A university is a city of ideas, and we're grateful you became citizens of our city. -- Mary Karr
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We thought of universities as the cathedrals of the modern world. In the middle ages, the cathedral was the center and symbol of the city. In the modern world, its place could be taken by the university. -- Roger Revelle
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McMaster University, Courtesy of Kevin Mitchell, -- Josh Dean
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If I had been at a University I don't think I would have been able to have the experience I had in my Smithsonian work. I don't think I have been as successful. -- Bernice Johnson Reagon
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The best university that can be recommended to a man of ideas is the gauntlet of the mob. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I regard the whole university system as a wretched sham. Knowledge! It has no more to do with knowledge than my boots. -- Mary Augusta Ward
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Well ... I graduated from the business school of Northumberland University in Newcastle. -- Alexei Mordashov
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Universities can teach maturity. They can teach teenagers how to be adults, and that means to function outside a clique or a tribe. -- Russell Smith
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Universities are some of the few places left where a struggle for the commons, for public life, if not democracy itself, can be made visible through the medium of collective voices and social movements energized by the need for a politics and way of life counter to authoritarian capitalism. -- Henry Giroux
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I went to Oxford University - but I've never let that hold me back. -- Margaret Thatcher
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If history, philosophy and so on vanish from academic life, what they leave in their wake may be a technical training facility or corporate research institute. But it will not be a university in the classical sense of the term, and it would be deceptive to call it one. -- Terry Eagleton
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The connectedness of things is what the great university is all about, and I believe the great university in the coming century will be described as a community of scholars. -- Ernest L. Boyer
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The main function of a university is not to grant degrees and diplomas, but to develop the university spirit and advance learning. The former is impossible without corporate life, the latter without honours and post-graduate -- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
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Interdisciplinary Studies University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa -- Anonymous
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Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap. -- Paul Chambers
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I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did. -- Terry Pratchett
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College: A fountain of knowledge where all go to drink. -- Henny Youngman
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What we have before us then, is three distinct purposes for a university: the commercial purpose (starting a career), Stephen Pinker's cognitive purpose (acquiring information and learning how to think) and (William) Deresiewicz's moral purpose (building an integrated self). -- David Brooks
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There is a tolerably general agreement about what a university is not. It is not a place of professional education. -- John Stuart Mill
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I was born in a University campus and seem to have lived all my life in one campus or another. -- Amartya Sen
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S. J. Keyser is a shrewd and insightful observer of academe. His experiences in three universities, Brandeis, UMass, and MIT, enrich his perspectives about the way universities work, and his exploration of the culture of MIT is brilliant. -- Paul E. Gray
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The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge. -- Thomas Huxley
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The greatest graduates come from the University of Life. -- Matshona Dhliwayo
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The University of Google is where I got my degree from. -- Jenny Mccarthy
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If, in any individual, university training produces a taste for refined idleness, a distaste for sustained effort, a barren intellectual arrogance, or a sense of superfluous aloofness from the world of real men who do the world's real work, then it has harmed that individual. -- Theodore Roosevelt
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I didn't go to school much. I was thrown out of different schools, and my university is the street. -- Philippe Petit
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The University of Life is greater than the universities of men. -- Matshona Dhliwayo
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In feudal times the aristocracy had sent their sons to university, conferring superiority on the institution. Nowadays it was the other way round: the university conferred superiority on the man. -- Ursula K. Le Guin
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It is one of the noblest duties of a university to advance knowledge, and to diffuse it not merely among those who can attend the daily lectures - but far and wide. -- Daniel Coit Gilman
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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
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The modern university is the institution through which the next generation's elite is formed. It inculcates the two essential, nonnegotiable principles of the American ruling class: consumerism and relativism. -- Jonathan V. Last
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I never wanted to go to university: books seemed to have all the answers, and the questions, too. I went to work for Jean Muir as her in-house model. Miss Muir - as she will always be to me - was interested in everything. -- Joanna Lumley
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The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge; and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on. -- Albert J. Nock
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University was a chance to people-watch and to mix with people from all various walks of life, which as an actor is a great experience because you get to observe people. -- Tom Riley
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The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach. -- Oscar Wilde
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In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in. -- Bill Gates
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You're not going to campus. You're going out to get drunk and play with other ladies' boobies. - Kye -- Krista Alasti
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At no point did I form the conscious intention of founding an ad hoc university in my sitting room. It happened, as it were, by accident. -- Marie Brennan
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Most people, once they graduate from the School of Hard Knocks, automatically enroll in the University of Adversity. -- Peter Mcwilliams
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Life is my university, and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction. -- Louisa May Alcott
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The privilege of a university education is a great one; the more widely it is extended the better for any country. -- Winston Churchill
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If you could arrange to avoid that routine job-world, you were an intellectual or an artist. Too restless, tremorous, agitated, too mad to sit at a desk eight hours a day, you needed an institution - a higher institution. -- Saul Bellow
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Universities should be about more than developing work skills. They must also be about producing civic-minded and critically engaged citizens - citizens who can engage in debate, dialogue and bear witness to a different and critical sense of remembering, agency, ethics and collective resistance. -- Henry Giroux
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This isn't higher education studying itself, -- James Hunt
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[On U.S. universities:] The bland leading the bland. -- Camille Paglia
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Five years from now on the web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university. -- Bill Gates
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What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Were I not a king, I would be a university man. -- King James I
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Universities are basically socialist institutions. -- Timothy Noah
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Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure. -- Kingman Brewster Jr.
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I went to a comprehensive school and didn't go to university. -- Kenneth Branagh
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Personally I am in favour of education but a university is not the place for it. -- Tom Stoppard
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I have studied at the school of the world. -- Youssou N'dour
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Which has left me with a healthy respect and fondness for higher education that those of my friends and family who attended universities were cured of long ago. -- Neil Gaiman
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A library is all the university you will ever need. -- Ray Bradbury
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A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. -- John Ciardi
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The higher education so much needed today is not given in the school, is not to be bought in the market place, but it has to be wrought out in each one of us for himself; it is the silent influence of character on character. -- William Osler
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Touch a university with hostile hands and the blood you draw is prompt, copious, and real. -- Diana Trilling
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The most ingenious men are now agreed, that [universities] are only nurseries of prejudice, corruption, barbarism, and pedantry. -- George Berkeley
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I started working on a TV show in Australia, straight out of high school, so I missed the whole university experience. -- Margot Robbie
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There are as many fools at a university as anywhere? But their folly,I admit, has a certain stampthe stamp of university training, if you like. It is trained folly. -- William Gerhardie
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I went to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which was great but very different from a typical university. They sat us down in the first week and said: if you want to party, you've come to the wrong place. There was no lie-ins or skipping lectures. -- Kimberley Nixon
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A college provides a means of accrediting and laundering one's existence, so that what was may be forgotten under the weight of something far more mundane. -- Thomm Quackenbush
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A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance. -- Clark Kerr
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I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school. -- Ed O'neill
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I didn't go to university or get a degree, but I hired somebody as a mentor - and that I considered my university education. -- Chevy Stevens
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Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick. -- Samuel Beckett
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The aim of university education should be to turn out true servants of the people who will live and die for the country's freedom. -- Mahatma Gandhi
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My great project is to undo the moral and intellectual damage of most universities -- Dennis Prager
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There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism. -- Robert M. Hutchins
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Salish Kootenai College -- James Lee Burke
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To misstate, or even merely understate, the relation of the universities to beauty is one kind of error that can be made. A university is among the precious things that can be destroyed. -- Elaine Scarry
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College is a singular opportunity to rummage through and luxuriate in ideas, to give your brain a vigorous workout and your soul a thorough investigation, to realize how very large the world is and to contemplate your desired place in it. -- Frank Bruni
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The resources of a university, of a college, should not be wasted in merely academic pursuits. -- Howard Zinn
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What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life. -- Horatio Bottomley