College Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old college quotes, college sayings, and college proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity. Dan Rather
When we make college more affordable, we make the American dream more achievable. William J. Clinton
It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree. Bobby Scott
By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good-paying job. Mark Pocan
You didn't need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own. Jeannette Walls
College is fun as long as you don't die. Tsugumi Ohba
College is a refuge from hasty judgment. Robert Frost
For college seniors there should be a week of being allowed to cry. Just break down and cry because you are scared and don't know what's next. Bill Cosby
I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star. Natalie Portman
College is the reward for surviving high school. Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school. Judd Apatow
Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you. John Green
No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls. Horatio Alger
I think, especially when you're in college, each book that you're reading tends to tell you who you are. Jeffrey Eugenides
I went to college because I didn't have anywhere else to go and it was a fabulous hang. And while I was there I was exposed to this world that I didn't know was possible. Tom Hanks
College campuses were once a hotbed of political activity. Tom Ford
College isn't the place to go for ideas. Helen Keller
College has given me the confidence I need to fail. Jarod Kintz
If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
A college education shows a man how little other people know. Thomas Chandler Haliburton
College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. George Gobel
College is like a fountain of knowledge - and the students are there to drink Chuck Palahniuk
One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound. Dennis Prager
Our colleges ought to have lit up in us a lasting relish for he better kind of man, a loss of appetite for mediocrities. William James
What school, college, or lecture bring men depends on what men bring to carry it home in. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the benefits of a college education is to show the boy its little avail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Colleges don't make fools, they only develop them. George Lorimer
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed. R.S. Ingersoll
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one. William James
So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible. Gordon Gee
College ain't so much where you been as how you talk when you get back. Ossie Davis
A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself. Thomas Ehrlich
I accidentally forgot to graduate from college. Anne Lamott
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. Robert M. Hutchins
College isn't in everyone's hearts. I am living proof, though, that school doesn't mess up your plans. It gives you more experiences to write about. J. Cole
The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college; the task is to help him become a self-educating man. C. Wright Mills
A college boy cannot successfully go through life by graduating in football, baseball, or highballs, for the responsibilities of life are not ball-bearing. William H. Murray
A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life. Reverend Edward A. Malloy
By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good paying job. Mark Pocan
Colleges are like old age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. Bob Dylan
The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college; the task is to help him become a self-educating man. George Horace Lorime
I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life. Phil Mickelson
College inspired me to think differently. It's like no other time in your life. Larisa Oleynik
That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room. Jeph Jacques
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. L. L. Henderson
The chief value in going to college is that it's the only way to learn it really doesn't matter. George Edwin Howes
Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake. Elbert Hubbard
Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you. Alice Duer Miller
It is not my wish to lounge about the college and fatten on a fellowship all my days. I am always trying to look upon a college life as a medium not an end. Thomas Edward Brown