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I get flack for saying [when I visit a college and give a speech], "This is a nice college, but the really great educator is McDonald's." They hate me for saying this and think I'm a slimy creature. But McDonald's hires people with bad work habits, trains them, and teaches them to come to work on time and have good work habits. I think a lot of what goes on there is better than at Harvard.
The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.


The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
One of the benefits of a college education is to show the boy its little avail.
The university must be a tributary to a larger society, not a sanctuary from it.
The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.
If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.
The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.
Universities are full of Knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in, the seniors take none away, and the knowledge there accumulates.
A University is, according to the usual designation, an Alma Mater, knowing her children one by one, not a foundry, or a mint, or a treadmill.
I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.  The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
This campus is a place of beauty and charm. I do not believe that any boy can walk these walks for four years and not have something happen to his heart as well as to his head.
The idea of a college education for all young people of capacity, provided at nominal cost by their own States, is very peculiarly American. We in America invented the idea. We in America have developed it with remarkable speed.