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Quote Left Soldier, scholar, horseman, he, As 'twere all life's epitome. What made us dream that he could comb grey hair? Quote Right
Quote Left The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds. Quote Right
Quote Left I should like you to remember two or three fixed principles which shine through all the history of mankind. The first is that mere bigness is not greatness. There is no dignity, no nobleness, in mere bulk. The true greatness of a nation depends upon the character of its ethical ideal and the energy with which it pursues it. I count it a peculiar good fortune for the American nation that it was conceived in liberty and intelligence and swaddled in order and justice, and that its early years were watched over by men who saw in such an organization the best hopes of the human race. But the baptism of the fathers does not guarantee the consecration of their children; and the republic can be kept true to its ideals only by the devoted efforts of each succeeding generation. Thus is it the privilege of the quiet scholar, who sees and speaks the truth, to shape from his study the policy of nations and the course of history. Quote Right
Quote Left I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face. Quote Right
Quote Left And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock. Quote Right
Quote Left The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete. Quote Right
Quote Left The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business. Quote Right
Quote Left However great an intellectual may be, however great one may be as a scholar or a man of learning, one has also to acquire humanness. Without humanness, scholarship and intellectual eminence are of no value. Quote Right
Quote Left It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity. Quote Right
Quote Left The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. Quote Right
Quote Left Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain. Quote Right
Quote Left The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. Quote Right
Quote Left A scholar knows no boredom. Quote Right
Quote Left He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar. Quote Right
Quote Left I have always been, am, and propose to remain a mere scholar. All that I have ever proposed to myself is to say, this and this I have learned;... Quote Right
Quote Left A mere scholar, a mere ass. Quote Right
Quote Left The tranquility and peace that a scholar needs is something as sweet and exhilarating as love. Unspeakable joys are showered on us by the exer... Quote Right
Quote Left The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances. He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation. He is the world's eye. Quote Right
Quote Left Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar. Quote Right
Quote Left The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable. Quote Right
Quote Left No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency. Quote Right
Quote Left We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar-that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire-can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Quote Right
Quote Left A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher. Quote Right
Quote Left A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it. Quote Right
Quote Left I know of no studies so composing as those of the classical scholar. When we have sat down to them, life seems as still and serene as if it we... Quote Right
Quote Left Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense. Quote Right
Quote Left Shea—they call him Scholar Jack— Went down the list of the dead.... Quote Right