Scholar Sayings and Quotes

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

A scholar is a candle which the love and desire of all men will light. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language — it is not every one that can read in it. William Hazlitt
Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar. William Drummond
A scholar does not wish to be always pumping his brains; he wants gossips. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Lao Tzu
The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A scholar without diligence is a lover without money. Muslih-uddin Sadi
The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith. Confucius
The scholar's greatest weakness: calling procrastination research. Stephen King
The minds of scholars are libraries; those of antiquaries, lumber-rooms; those of sportsmen, kennels; those of epicures, larders and cellars. Eliza Cook
One learns more from a good scholar in a rage than from a score of lucid and laborious drudges. Rudyard Kipling
The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature. William Hazlitt
Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar. Nnamdi Azikiwe
There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, toil, envy, want, and patron. Samuel Johnson
The world's great men have not commonly been scholars, nor its great scholars great men. Oliver Wendell Holmes
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock. George Chapman
When scholars study a thing, they strive to kill it first, if it's alive; then they have the parts and the'be lost the whole, for the link that's missing was the living soul. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom. Wallace Stevens
A scholar must not only be capable of hard, often totally resultless work - he must actually relish it. Richard D. Altick
The truth of the scholar, alone in his study, does not always accord with what the world at large considers to be true. Eiji Yoshikawa
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgement. James Russell Lowell
When a scholar goes to seek out a bride he should take along an ignoramus as an expert. The Talmud
Each day is the scholar of yesterday. Publilius Syrus
The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people. Chaucer
The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly. Henry David Thoreau
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. Mohammed
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him; and in that I am his pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience. Kenneth L. Pike
You never replace a great scholar who retires. If you try to do that, you end up with burnt-out volcanoes. Guido Calabresi