Scholarship Sayings and Quotes

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

Scholarship is polite argument. Philip Rieff
Scholarship can find little to say about the obvious. Mason Cooley
Scholarship that is indifferent to human suffering is immoral. Richard Levins
Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power. Josiah Gilbert Holland
Scholarship hath no fury like that of a language purist faced with sludge. William Zinsser
Do not be an arrogant scholar, for scholarship cannot subsist with arrogance. Umar
Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mainstream economics scholarship produces theory without facts ("pure theory") and facts without theory ("applied economics") Michel Chossudovsky
All your scholarship would be in vain if at the same time you do not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions. Mahatma Gandhi
Scholarship has the same relationship to wisdom as righteousness has to holiness: it is cold and dry, it is loveless and knows nodeep feelings of inadequacy or longing. Friedrich Nietzsche
The morality of scholarship, as currently practiced, is to encourage everyone to replace difficult pleasures by pleasures universally accessible precisely because they are easier. Harold Bloom
Scholarship cannot do without literature.... It needs literature to float it, to set it current, to authenticate it to all the race, to get it out of closets and into the brains of men who stir abroad. Woodrow Wilson
The riches of scholarship, the benignities of literature, defy fortune and outlive calamity. They are beyond the reach of thief or moth or rust. As they cannot be inherited, so they cannot, be alienated. James Russell Lowell
All scholarship, like all science, is an ongoing, open-ended discussion in which all conclusions are tentative forever, the principal value and charm of the game being the discovery of the totally unexpected. Hugh Nibley
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment. James Russell Lowell
The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less, or to the development of pseudo-scholars. Hannah Arendt
Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Erudition without pedantry is as a rare as wisdom itself. George Sarton
Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. Ambrose Bierce
Erudition, like a bloodhound, is a charming thing when held firmly in leash, but it is not so attractive when turned loose upon a defenseless and unerudite public. Agnes Repplier
Erudition is the crude residue of wilted harvests; wit: the meddlesome weed that wilts them. Ashim Shanker
An athletic scholarship shouldn't be the best opportunity to receive a quality education. Jalen Rose
The world of scholarship is much more measured in its appreciation and also its criticism than the world of popular literature. Deborah Harkness
For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest. John Charles Polanyi
The higher paranoid scholarship is nothing if not coherent — in fact the paranoid mind is far more coherent than the real world. Richard Hofstadter
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit. Georg C. Lichtenberg
...there's no reason why scholarship can't be as seriously playful as bubble-blowing. Jonathon Keats