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Students Quotes

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The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

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The higher the social class of other students the higher
any given student's achievement.
- James S. Coleman

My mother would take groups of students to different
countries and always brought us along,
so by the time I was 10, I had been to Russia,
China, Nicaragua and several other countries.
- Eliza Dushku

There is still a lot of misinformation being spread
about higher education funding arrangements under the new Act.
The students page on my website sets out the main points in the Act.
- Anne Campbell

 

A lot of my students are Asian-American,
and it has been thrilling to watch them break through
the stereotypes into something alive and surprising.
- Robert Morgan

I started thinking about my relationship with my students;
I'm this guy who comes in from book -
and movie -
land and descends on angel wings into their classroom.
- Richard Price

I think it's good for the composer to teach because
you always have new students and you have to begin
at the beginning and make things clear.
- John Corigliano

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When the students were killed at Kent State,
the cast voted to do a demonstration from the stage,
and I abstained.
- Holly Near

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship
or conversation with the teacher.
- William Glasser

I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions
entering the University on behalf of our students.
- Ruth J. Simmons

Commencement speeches were invented largely in the
belief that outgoing college students should never
be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
- G. B. Trudeau

I can find in my undergraduate classes,
bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night,
or even that the Sun is a star.
- Carl Sagan

I was told that I had to give grades to the students,
which I wasn't particularly interested in doing.
- Merce Cunningham

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks
in the top ten percent of students,
but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class.
- Thomas Sowell

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

Education should be one of our top funding priorities;
talking about it does not help the teachers and students
who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- Solomon Ortiz

I could not agree more.
The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance,
their hand up, their hope.
And they gave their all.
- Michael N. Castle

People can't draw now and don't feel it's necessary.
Art students don't seem to want to draw.
- Jonathan Miller

If a teacher does not involve himself,
his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion,
why should the students?
- Paul Wellstone

A telephone survey says that 51 percent of college
students drink until they pass out at least once a month.
The other 49 percent didn't answer the phone.
- Craig Kilborn

I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing.
- Josef Albers

So when you enjoy the beats, the rock music -
maybe even toned down with an orchestra -
you are enjoying the spirit of the black race.
And that's what I emphasize to the students.
- Warren Jeffs

During this period, with a series of excellent students,
we further studied hyperon decays.
- James Cronin

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them
in advance that they are doomed to failure.
- Sidney Hook

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

It can be summed up in one sentence.
Does this person have something to teach my students?
No one has ever let us down.
- James Lipton

And what we were trying to offer every day was one-on-one attention.
The goal was to have a one-to-one ratio with every one of these students.
- Dave Eggers

We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't
relate by talking to a group of friendly students,
he'll never be a competent teacher.
- William Glasser

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.
- Imogen Cunningham

Until these college students came into town,
we were all very poor and didn't have money to do anything.
- Santiago Durango

There is a way in which all writing is connected.
In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate
the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
- Marilyn Hacker

We created a show and a scenario for college students
where they can take what they learn in class every
day and apply it to the real world.
- Ross Martin

The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971,
everyone was now an environmentalist.
They had seen a new force, college students,
who favored the environment.
- Pete McCloskey

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students,
to become friends with one of them.
I don't mean anything erotically charged,
just a friendship.
- Marilyn Hacker

I had a hard time convincing students that they were
going to North Africa to understand the North Africans,
not to understand themselves.
- Clifford Geertz

It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that
the master makes the school;
the students make it!
- Robert Musil

This is at the heart of all good education,
where the teacher asks students to think and engages
them in encouraging dialogues,
constantly checking for understanding and growth.
- William Glasser

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry,
creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among
students and become their role model.
- Abdul Kalam

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve
the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and
strengthens this community -
and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez

I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence,
and that we can move towards democracy without violence;
that way,
God will allow it.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

Train service is particularly vital for the students
and employees of Southern Illinois University.
- Jerry Costello

Typically, students slide into debt through the extension
(by credit card companies) of unaffordable credit lines.
- Robert Manning

When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home,
you will see how China will transform itself.
- Deng Xiaoping

The economy in the Valley will need to grow if students
want to come back and work with their specialized degrees.
We need to develop more to create more opportunities.
- Frank Murphy

I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so
they can see what the cliches and stereotypes are.
Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt.
- Robert Morgan

My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance,
because in those days the overwhelming number of students
came from more of a public school background than I did.
- Roger Bannister

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in
middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward
those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.
- James S. Coleman

Many students graduate from college and professional schools,
including those of social work, nursing,
medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.
- Jon Porter

Education is the key to success in life,
and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
- Solomon Ortiz

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160,
the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what
the major and minor genres of folklore are,
and how they can be analyzed.
- Alan Dundes

Poorer students take out larger loans and will have
to contribute more to the cost of higher education.
- Anne Campbell

Students need to learn how to think critically,
how to argue opposing ideas.
It is important for them to learn how to think.
You can always cook.
- Charlie Trotter

Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University
and the students who attend it.
- Michael N. Castle

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

Teachers make a difference, and we would serve our
students better by focusing on attracting and retaining
the quality teachers by raising teacher pay.
- Jeb Bush

I think the world is run by 'C' students.
- Al McGuire

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond
a narrow circle of students,
of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
- Frederick Pollock

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities;
ideas generated there filter down through the teaching
profession and the students into the general public.
- B. Carroll Reece

The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a
serious challenge to learning because students are
so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep.
- Suzanne Fields

We are fortunate to live an area that is blessed with
outstanding schools and educators.
We are proud of the quality of education that they
provide to local students.
- Kenny Marchant

If you improve education by teaching for competence,
eliminating schooling, and connecting with students,
the test scores will improve.
- William Glasser

When I speak to students and they ask how much money you can make in art,
as if that is a reason to persue it,
I tell them to do something else.
- Joe Murray

Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
- Woody Allen

I tell students that the opportunities I had were a
result of having a good educational background.
Education is what allows you to stand out.
- Ellen Ochoa

John Updike is always fun.
And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon.
And Harold Bloom, another former student.
- M. H. Abrams

I love the most the students with troubled lives.
- Wally Lamb

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

There are certain authors that do not turn students on;
it is the truth.
Homer happens to be one of them.
- William Scott

Students in the '60s were responsible for great changes,
politically and socially.
- Tom Ford


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