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Scholar Quotes

We’ve collected the best Scholar Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Lao Tzu, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Millington Synge, Richard Thaler, Scott Turow. Use them as an inspiration.

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I’m a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.
John Millington Synge
It is true that I am one of the co-authors of ‘Nudge,’ and I am a behavioral economist, but it does not mean that everything we write about in that book is behavioral economics, nor does it mean that my co-author, the distinguished legal scholar Cass Sunstein, is a behavioral economist.
I trained as a writer before I became a lawyer. I was headed for a life as an English professor, but that just wasn’t me. I’m not a scholar; I didn’t have a scholar’s attitude toward literature.
To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any shape or form.
A friend introduced me to Bob Shaye. He was one of the most remarkable men I’ve ever met. He was a Fulbright scholar, an excellent chef, and very knowledgeable about the arts.
In my stunted career as a scholar, I’d read promissory notes, papal bulls and guidelines for Inquisitorial interrogation. Dante, too. Boccaccio… But after 1400? Nihil.
I’m not like a university-educated scholar. I just sing what I see.
I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament and fluency in Biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also happens to be Muslim.
Over the last three years, UCLA has helped me grow as an athlete, a scholar, and a member of the community. I have made some mistakes along the way; however, I am grateful that I made those mistakes backed by such a supportive and positive university so that I could learn from them and better myself.
To the rest of us the supreme vindication of the scholar’s view lies in their invincible allegiance to the Jewish heritage – a steadfastness that has been matched only by that of their rescuers.
Henrietta Szold
My father left me with his love of Jewish studies and cultural life. To this very day, along with several physicians and scientist colleagues, I take regular periodical lessons taught by a Rabbinical scholar on how the Jewish law views moral and ethical problems related to modern medicine and science.
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense.
Since the time of St. Jerome, it was mandatory for any kind of scholar or thinker to spend time out in the desert in solitude. It’s no coincidence that the desert has been a major part of the visionary or mystical experience from the beginning of time.
I cannot draw to save my life, and I’m not a big art scholar, but I worked with many designers throughout my career – in theater, in dance, costume designers, set designers, and I have a lot of artist friends and I do photography, and I think it’s kind of in my life.
I would like to be a scholar in whatever I do, a scholar is never finished, he is always seeking and I am always seeking.
Ahmad Jamal
Plagiarism is one of the great academic sins. It has the power to destroy a scholar or writer and turn a lifetime‘s work to dust.
With the variety of fields within economics, broadly conceived and the increasing specialization of scholarly world, the award of a Nobel Memorial Prize honors not only the individual scholar but, implicitly, also a special field or a distinctive method.
Simon Kuznets
I was not thinking about infinite multipliers when I was 10. But I did have a father who was a Ph.D. in commerce and finance and an intellectual man. And so I had a feeling, probably about the time I went to college, that I would try to be a scholar and teacher, but I didn’t know which field.
I don’t know if a historian or scholar owns an opinion.
I attended Amherst College from 1951 to 1955. The first two years were a revelation. There were innumerable exchanges with brilliant classmates, among them the playwright Ralph Allen, the classics scholar Robert Fagles, and the composer Michael Sahl.
The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
There is no reason why an American scholar cannot by himself or herself develop an adequate understanding of another culture. And I don’t find any reason to suppose that the birth within a culture automatically confers understanding.
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
I was no scholar in college, and was arrogant about what I thought.
Cynthia Voigt
A mere ape in our world may be a scholar in its own, and the low life of any beast may be a source of deep satisfaction for the beast itself.
Walter Isaacson attracts the best and the brightest to Aspen. It is exhilarating to listen to the likes of David Rubenstein and constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen speak about George Washington and Newt Gingrich and the original intent of the Second Amendment.
I would probably have been very content as a scholar to have carried on organising exhibitions and writing books and teaching.
Thomas P. Campbell
I’m one of those folks that look and say the Old Testament laid out clearly the path for Christ to come, but when He came, every scholar at that time missed it.
If you were a medieval scholar reading a book, you knew that there was a reasonable likelihood you’d never see that particular text again, and so a high premium was placed on remembering what you read. You couldn’t just pull a book off the shelf to consult it for a quote or an idea.
Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit – or maybe you should think about admitting – that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq.
Over the years my mom has become a self-taught Biblical scholar.
Kathie Lee Gifford
My father was not only a planetary scientist and a great popularizer of science, but he thought very deeply about the world. He was a scholar, he studied history. He taught a class in critical thinking, and he was very, very aware of the directions we might go.
As a scholar who regularly surveys archival material, I think that, a century from now, cultural historians will find David Horowitz’s spiritual and political odyssey paradigmatic for our time.
He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.
To be a dean, you have to be a salesman as well as a scholar.

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