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Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.

George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.

They were evidently small men, all wind and quibbles, flinging out their chuffy grain to us with far less interest than a farm-wife feels as she scatters corn to her fowls.

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) English writer.

Let's not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.

Doris Lessing (1919-?) British writer.


College-bred is a four-year loaf, using dad's dough, Coming out half-baked, with a lot of crust.

Unknown Source

The men -- the undergraduates of Yale and Princeton are cleaner, healthier, better-looking, better dressed, wealthier and more attractive than any undergraduate body in the country.

Unknown Source

Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all.

Unknown Source

I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best -- it's all they'll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money -- provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don't need it.

Peter de Vries (1910-1993) American editor and novelist.

The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.