College Quotes and Sayings

College isn’t the place to go for ideas.
Helen Keller

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
Robert Frost

You can lead a boy to college, but you can’t make him think.
Elbert Hubbard

If you have a college degree you can be absolutely sure of one thing… You have a college degree.

The average Ph.D. Thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
– J. Frank Dobie

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.
– Shelby Foote

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

A college education shows a man how little other people know.
– Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Everyone can pass college, most just don’t feel like it.

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Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.
Louisa May Alcott


Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college.
– William E. Vaughan

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.
– Leonard L Levinson

The important thing is the educational experience itself…how to survive it.

The purpose of the university is to make students safe for ideas – not ideas safe for students.

The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or they didn’t.
– L.L. Hendren

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
– Brooks Atkinson

College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?
– David Wood

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Woody Allen

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt


Does college pay? They do if you are a good open- field runner.
Will Rogers

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.
– John Ciardi

A college should feel alarmed rather than pleased if it graduates nothing but good citizens. For when the body politic is composed of nothing but submissive individuals, half of its health and all of its vigor have disappeared.

One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it’s very complex, it’s very profound.
– Dennis Prager

College professor – someone who talks in other people’s sleep

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