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Richard Hofstadter Quotes

I hope you find these Richard Hofstadter Quotes inspiring and motivational.

A university's essential character is that of being
a center of free inquiry and criticism -
a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
- Richard Hofstadter

It is ironic that the United States should have been
founded by intellectuals,
for throughout most of our political history,
the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider,
a servant or a scapegoat.
- Richard Hofstadter

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character,
that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world,
with all its corruption and evils and cruelties,
and the splendid world of our imagination.
- Richard Hofstadter

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell


 

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 D. Eisenhower

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
- Adam Schiff

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a
BA in Communications and left formal education behind.
- Sarah Zettel


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Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland,
has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.
- Allen Klein

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

Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas.
College baseball, I love it.
- Roger Clemens

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up,
really.
So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school,
it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy

My record at the University of California as an undergraduate
was mediocre to say the best.
- Douglass North

I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia.
- Julian Bond

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university,
ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds
it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage

For me, it is just the total experience -
from the time I first started as an assistant coach
until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years.
- Darrell Royal

You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado,
these were powerful engines just turning out people
ready to create and grow businesses.
- John Hickenlooper

In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17.
A group of students was permitted to attend university
before taking part in wartime research projects.
- John Pople

In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing
me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
- Martin Ryle

I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington,
from which I was graduated in 1931.
I spent the next year at Northwestern University.
- George Stigler

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when
I was a political activist in the civil rights movement
and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill,
where I went to university.
- Russell Banks

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -
Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Two years later, I went to the University of Minnesota
from which I was on leave for several years during
the war as a member of Statistical Research Group at Columbia University.
- George Stigler

I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed
to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world.
We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo

When I was discharged, I attended the University of
Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl,
Janine.
We soon married and eventually returned to the States.
- Lloyd Alexander

I'm very proud of what we've done with the State University and the City University.
They're totally different institutions than they were when I took office.
- George Pataki

I had a call to the University of Miami where I'd run a revival in 1950.
- Howard Finster

At my father's request I took up the study of law at
the University of Zurich In 1863.
- Carl Spitteler

The true university of these days is a collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices,
it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it,
from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that
Monty Pythons made popular.
- Michael York

I was educated at King's College, Taunton and went
to the University of Cambridge in 1942.
- Antony Hewish

When I went to the University, the medical school was
the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life,
its nature, its origins, and its ills.
- Albert Claude

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was
writing arrangements for singers and everybody.
But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones

I completed medical school at Loma Linda University
School of Medicine in 1984.
- Samuel Wilson

If diversity is what is a central value in every selective
university in the United States,
then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton

I went to college in Ohio, at Ohio University,
and I graduated two years ago.
- Piper Perabo

It's the teenage and university crowd,
so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness
without a correspondingly great library...
When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

One day, though, I was asked if I'd like to go to the
University of Florida and become a Gator.
- Jack Youngblood

In the world of poetry there are would-be poets,
workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets,
university poets, and a few real poets.
- James Broughton

Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school,
I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an
anonymous particle of the London I already loved.
- Patrick White

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started
off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design,
stage design or television design.
- Jim Henson

I knew that when I resigned from the University of
Texas that I would never coach again.
- Darrell Royal

In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that
as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are
exposed to Internet gambling become addicted.
- Spencer Bachus

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit,
Michigan.
My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University,
and my mother was also a teacher.
- Marta Kristen

I am a teacher, and I am proud of it.
At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates,
and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught
first-year general chemistry.
- Roald Hoffmann

The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and
more like the job of university president,
which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge,
but you are not.
- Lamar Alexander

Made it through high school, went to the University of Minnesota.
- Dave Winfield

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa.
We thought it was a good place to go.
- James Van Allen

The first money I ever had was when I received an award
from the American Association of University Women.
- Marguerite Young

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
- Lee Krasner

The University of North Carolina provided me with every
tool necessary to rise to the top of my profession.
- Rick Dees

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

And then I went to the University of New Hampshire for two years,
and then the war came along.
- Betty Hill

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

The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of
an academic job in a university which I received.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University.
- Patricia Clarkson

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota
dust storm than in seven years at the university.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota,
and I was a teacher for about a minute.
- Loni Anderson

The privilege of being at the university for four years
is something I'll always treasure.
- Hank Brown

When West End Girls came out on import,
I was a student at Liverpool University.
I'd go to a club in Liverpool and it would come on,
and I'd be really embarrassed.
- Chris Lowe

I don't expect to go hungry if I decide to leave the University.
Resume: Linux looks pretty good in many places.
- Linus Torvalds

If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground,
then the university has failed you.
- Robert F. Goheen

In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago,
the weekends I helped in the family store.
- Jack Steinberger

I met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago.
We were married in 1936.
She died in 1970.
- George Stigler

I don't look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates,
necessarily.
Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.
- John Keegan

I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to
keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there.
I want the experience of normal college life.
- Julia Stiles

In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

I would like to go to University and be like a normal 20 year old.
- Louise Woodward


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