Scholars Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Scholars Quotes from Evan Osnos, Walter Matthau, Jon Favreau, Jan Hus, Henry Louis Gates. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Analysts, scholars, business people, diplomats, and journalists involved with China spend so much time questioning one another’s biases and loyalties that they have even settled on two opposing categories: ‘panda huggers’ versus ‘panda sluggers.’
Evan Osnos
I wasn’t handsome. I didn’t have good clothes. I used to wonder why people would hire me when they could get college graduates and Oxford scholars. Then it became apparent that when I got up on a stage, people actually wanted to look at me.
Walter Matthau
The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the ‘groundlings’ to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That’s the real guy.
Jon Favreau
I entreat students of letters and other scholars to obey their masters in things good, to imitate them, and diligently apply themselves to letters for the sake of God’s honour and their own salvation and that of other men.
Jan Hus
So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and… Wanda Sykes and John Legend… we’re adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that’s the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship.
Henry Louis Gates
I think that a movie can only be an adjunct or only a supplement to books, to different points of view, to scholars, historians and your own teachers.
Steven Spielberg
The goal, I think, of American education, for decades, and across many, many scholars, was basically to teach people broad lessons in how to live life, how to engage life, how to essentially be effective citizens and effective people.
James Heckman
Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars.
Clifford Geertz
The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.
Carl Sandburg
My writing of fiction comes under a very general heading of those teachers, critics, scholars who like to try their own hand once or twice in their lives.
George Steiner
Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
James Loeb
‘Constitutional’ is an unashamedly educational podcast from the ‘Washington Post.’ Sub-titled ‘a podcast about the story of America,’ it’s presented by Lillian Cunningham, who engages scholars to explain the fascinating story of how a nation is designed from scratch.
David Hepworth
We don’t look at teachers as scholars the way they do in Europe. In Spain you’re called a professor if you’re a high school teacher, and they pay teachers – they pay teachers in Europe.
Frank McCourt
I chose to start Schwarzman Scholars because I saw the potential for the world to become focused and unhappy with China, in large part because of the populism that was growing throughout the world.
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Plays are frequently infected with ideas that came from actors or even sound engineers. Some Shakespeare scholars wonder whether some of the Bard’s lines came from onstage improvisations by actors.
Clive Thompson
As a Canadian, I’ve always approached international history as an outsider, neither attacking nor defending key decisions – those were made by actors who are also major figures within national historical traditions for American and British scholars.
Margaret MacMillan
My mother’s parents, Bernard and Rivka Levine, were from Russia and also immigrated to New York City. My mother, Rose, was the elder of their two daughters. My maternal grandmother’s family included several scholars and professionals.
Robert Lefkowitz
The Pew Biomedical Scholars are a synergistic community whose connections are reinforced over the years.
Craig Mello
Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform of interdisciplinary academic programs, world-class scholars, outstanding students, and extensive research capabilities.
Gordon Gee
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
Albert Pike
I first got online in the late ’80s when I was an eccentric teenager in suburban New Jersey, in a town mostly interested in sports, popularity, and clothes. I was a reader, into Jorge Luis Borges, and I found, connected to, and delighted in a group of Borges scholars from Aarhus, Denmark, that I met online.
Caterina Fake
Religion is a comprehensive concept. According to our learned people, our scholars, to pave the path for public welfare in worldly life and to provide spiritual uplift is part of religion. I think a yogi can do both things quite easily. And I manage to balance both worldly and spiritual concerns.
Yogi Adityanath
I foresee the Globe attracting scholars from all over the world.
Sam Wanamaker
While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist.
Alcee Hastings
My privacy concerns have to do with the world, other people, technology intruding upon us – what Talmudic scholars once called ‘the unwanted gaze.’ Here I see major issues and concerns as society evolves, and I’ve written often on the subject.
Guy Gavriel Kay
For decades, scholars have studied the ways in which implicit biases affect how we perceive other people in this multiethnic society of ours. The data consistently shows that about 90 percent of us possess some implicit prejudices – and, unsurprisingly, people typically favor their own group.
J. D. Vance
Each university should have a Young Scholars’ Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
Anatoly Chubais
I think we can be competitive on and off the field and create a model where our athletes are scholars and learners, too.
Gordon Gee
In fact, from then on scholars engaged in a kind of game of comparing different Indo-European languages with one another, and eventually they could not fail to wonder what exactly these connections showed, and how they should be interpreted in concrete terms.
Ferdinand de Saussure
Seneca brings vividly before us a picture of the various scholars assembled in a school of the philosophers.
Frederic William Farrar
The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity.
Stanley B. Prusiner
In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.
Jean Baudrillard
The Constitution has become a convenient tool and talking point for politicians that get paid by the NRA. The same goes for Americans who just love their guns, so suddenly they’re Constitutional scholars who care about what our founding fathers allegedly wanted.
Ana Kasparian
Many scholars are not used to perceiving natural knowledge expressed in mythological language. If the study of fossils was not mentioned by Aristotle or Thucydides, and it wasn’t, then it just didn’t exist for many classicists and ancient historians.
Adrienne Mayor
America’s greatest long-term influence on China comes from playing host to the thousands of students who come from China each year, some of the ablest Chinese scholars and scientists. They will be the most powerful agents for change in China.
Lee Kuan Yew
The figure of Satan and the fires of hell have been demythologized by modern Christian biblical scholars, theologians and philosophers.
John Bradshaw
I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.
Jan Hus
Every hope of successive generations of scholars that order might be constructed from the chaotic mess of medical nomenclature has been frustrated. Even diseases recognized in the same historical period have been given names based on characteristics that have no relation to one another, and thus no common criteria.
Sherwin B. Nuland
For centuries, Tamil Nadu is a holy land of many religious scholars and saints who preached good things.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
Film should be looked at straight on; it is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
Werner Herzog
Well into the 20th century, scholars viewed economic advances as resulting from commercial innovations enabled by the discoveries of scientists – discoveries that come from outside the economy and out of the blue.
Edmund Phelps
A lot of white-collar work requires less of the routine, rule-based, what we might call algorithmic set of capabilities, and more of the harder-to-outsource, harder-to-automate, non-routine, creative, juristic – as the scholars call it – abilities.
Daniel H. Pink
The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics.
Annie Besant
Some scholars attribute the decline in nicknaming to the evolutionary process that turned folk heroes into entrepreneurs. The truth is: George Herman Ruth, the namely-est guy ever, exhausted our supply of hyperbole.
Jane Leavy
It is African scholars themselves who will create the ultimate Encyclopaedia Africana.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Judaism is not a dogmatic religion but one which loves debate, in which scholarship has played a big part. Scholars never agree about anything.
Theodore Zeldin
My work shows how important it is that independent researchers should have access to data so that government statistics can be checked and so that the democratic debate within India can be informed by the different interpretations of different scholars.
Angus Deaton
I’ve spent the last 50 years or so steeping myself in the world’s religions, and I’ve done my homework. I’ve gone to each of the world’s eight great religions and sought out the most profound scholars I could find, and I’ve apprenticed myself to them and actually practiced each faith.
Huston Smith
You know I went to the Hunt Schools, a boarding school in Princeton, and I’ve heard so many Rhodes scholars have gone to the Ivys.
Myron Rolle
I am not writing for scholars or fellow critics, but for people who like to read, to look at pictures, and to know things.
Guy Davenport
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
Robert Burton
Scholars of totalitarianism talk about the importance of this constant movement, this forever war, this need to do battle on behalf of something that needs protection. In Russia, this something has been postulated as faith and traditional values.
Masha Gessen
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
Wallace Stevens
A recommendation to scholars: Write only one book about Lincoln; give it your best shot, and then move on.
Fred Kaplan
I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
Frederick the Great
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
Alfred Austin
Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature. Our religion should not be a shield behind which we hide from the world but a driving force that inspires us to innovate and contribute to our surroundings. This is the true spirit of Islam.
Basmah bint Saud
Judea Pearl is one of the most important scholars in the field of causal reasoning. His book ‘Causality’ is the leading textbook in the field.
Dominic Cummings
According to scholars of linguistics, the relation between a word and its meaning is arbitrary.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
Peter Jennings
Historians and scholars have access to every issue of every newspaper and journal written during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s but can access only a comparative handful of papers covering the election of Barack Obama.
Jeffrey Zeldman
Scholars have long dreamed of a universal library containing everything that has ever been written.
Peter Singer
Paris. City of love. City of dreams. City of splendor. City of saints and scholars. City of gaiety. Sink of iniquity.
Edward Rutherfurd
I was completely surrounded by religion from a young time. I was taught by my father. I engaged in discussions with him and many of these scholars who visited and came around the dining table, the lunch table, and attended many lectures with my dad. And so I learned the apprentice way.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
William Hazlitt
I think that what we’ve been able to do is put together both a good group of scholars and analysts and people who aggressively want to make the case to the American public.
John Podesta
The Globe is a missing monument. There’s no existing example of a theater from Shakespeare’s time. You have Roman theaters, Greek theaters, all kinds of theaters, but none in which the plays of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Marlowe were performed. Scholars feel that it would be of immense value to have one.
Sam Wanamaker
Many scholars working in the humanities have already shown interest in brain research. For years, contemporary theory in the humanities has left the body and biology out of their discussions.
Siri Hustvedt
Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
John Polanyi
Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
Spencer Abraham
I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
Sun Myung Moon
In the district of Hizan, through the influence of Shaikh Abdurrahman Tagi, known as Seyda, so many students, teachers, and scholars emerged, I was sure all Kurdistan took pride in them and their scholarly debates and wide knowledge and Sufi way. These were the people who would conquer the face of the earth!
Said Nursi
I joined an Internet community of Victorian scholars, which meant that if I posted a question about 1875’s lavender harvest, more than a thousand experts would ponder it.
Michel Faber
Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg – 272 words dedicating a cemetery at the site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles – has been called by scholars the source of all modern political prose.
Mike Quigley
He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
As for pupils, I can have as many as I choose, but I do not choose to take many. I intend to be better paid than others, and so I wish to have fewer scholars. It is advisable to hang back a little at first, or it is all over with you, and you must pursue the common highway with the rest.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I am pleased that through SM Foundation, we are able to do many socio-civic projects and support college scholars in need who come from public schools.
Henry Sy
The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars, upright scholars, cautious scholars, and those who are merely petty men.
Xun Kuang
Scholars are deeply gratified when their ideas catch on. And they are even more gratified when their ideas make a difference – improving motivation, innovation, or productivity, for example. But popularity has a price: people sometimes distort ideas and, therefore, fail to reap their benefits.
Carol S. Dweck
In the jargon of American vaudeville, Professors Frisch and Tinbergen are a ‘hard act to follow.’ But then, all my life, I have been following such great scholars and policy advisors as these.
Paul Samuelson
There are all kinds of historians and scholars who say that Brutus could have been a son of Caesar. That’s definitely a possibility. He’s a generation younger than Caesar.
David Denman
My father, Emil Palade, was professor of philosophy, and my mother, Constanta Cantemir-Palade, was a teacher. The family environment explains why I acquired early in life great respect for books, scholars and education.
George Emil Palade
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
William Penn
Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
William C. Kirby
It’s this patronizing thing that people have about if you’re against the war, everyone’s lumped together. You know, the soldiers are not scholars; they’re not war experts.
Richard Belzer
I was at this dinner for Rhodes Scholars. And we were in the Rhodes mansion, which is this fancy mansion on the Oxford campus. And I remember I looked up in the rotunda, and I saw that etched into the marble were the names of Rhodes Scholars who had left Oxford, and had fought and died in World War II.
Eric Greitens
Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.
Steven Pinker