An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.


Joseph Addison (1672-1719, British essayist, poet, statesman)


I would live to study, and not study to live.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


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.


James Baldwin (1924-1987, American author)


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.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


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


Emile Auguste Chartier


There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


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


Allen Ginsberg (1926-, American poet)


For the high achievers, studying gave them the pleasing, absorbing challenge to flow 40 percent of the hours they spent at it. But for low achievers, studying produced flow only 16 percent of the time; more often that not, it yielded anxiety, with the demands outreaching their abilities


Daniel Goleman (American editor, author)


The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, 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.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


The day after is the student of the day before.


Puerto Rican Proverb


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


Sir William Osler (1849-1919, 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.


Plato (BC 427?-347?, Greek philosopher)


Too much attention to health is a hindrance to learning, to invention, and to studies of any kind, for we are always feeling suspicious shootings and swimmings in our heads, and we are prone to blame studies from them.


Plato (BC 427?-347?, Greek philosopher)


Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


The noblest exercise of the mind within doors, and most befitting a person of quality, is study.


Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916, Scottish chemist)


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.


Carl Rogers (1902-1987, American psychotherapist)


The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.


Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822, British poet)


Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Acts 26:24


Study to be quiet, and to do your own business.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: 1 Thessalonians 4:11


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


Lou Ann Walker


No student knows his subject: the most he knows is where and how to find out the things he does not know.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


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