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Edward Levi Quotes

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The University conceives of itself as dedicated to
the power of the intellect.
Its commitment is to the way of reason.
- Edward Levi

Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man,
but of the rational process itself.
- Edward Levi

The role of a liberal arts college within a university
is to be a genuine part of that university,
giving and responding to the other parts.
- Edward Levi

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim,
is one of the liberal arts.
It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
- Edward Levi

 

The introduction of many minds into many fields of
learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility,
if not the unity, of knowledge.
- Edward Levi

As an instrument for practical action,
law is responsive to the wisdom of its time,
which may be wrong, but it carries forward,
sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion,
a memory of received values.
- Edward Levi

The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial
attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations,
emotions, and accidents which cause events;
the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
- Edward Levi

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Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

An early fascination with higher mathematics at the
university level blossomed into speculative thinking
that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues.
- Lawrence R. Klein

Most students have thoughts about emigrating to Israel.
A significant number go on aliyah.
We are proud of our Israel programs,
which come at a considerable cost to the university.
- Norman Lamm

When I went to the University, the medical school was
the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life,
its nature, its origins, and its ills.
- Albert Claude

I believe it is important for the university to always remember its roots.
- Michael N. Castle

In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing
me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
- Martin Ryle

The privilege of being at the university for four years
is something I'll always treasure.
- Hank Brown

No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen.
I'm a university teacher and I like my job.
- Antonio Tabucchi

You can take a school like the University of Colorado,
with a selective admission standard.
It has a better caliber student going in,
so you ought to have a better caliber coming out.
- Roy Romer

I didn't go to university.
Didn't even finish A-levels.
But I have sympathy for those who did.
- Terry Prachett

If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground,
then the university has failed you.
- Robert F. Goheen

In university they don't tell you that the greater
part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
- Doris Lessing

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State
University and graduated from there in 1977.
- Anita Hill

The war project at Stanford was essentially completed,
and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship
at the University of Minnesota,
which had a good biochemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.
- Leonard L. Levinson

Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University.
- Patricia Clarkson

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

I went to college in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University...
studied acting there.
Then I went to New York for about five years.
I moved out here about 10 years ago.
- Laura San Giacomo

My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
- Lee Krasner

The term 'cost shifting,' as I use it,
refers to those items in a university's budget that
used to be reimbursed by the federal government but
are no longer paid for by them.
- Charles Vest

You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado,
these were powerful engines just turning out people
ready to create and grow businesses.
- John Hickenlooper

Too many people think that economics is this subject
that should wait until the university level.
But it can't wait that long.
- Robert Duvall

I was born in Champaign in 1918.
From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools,
I went to the University High School in the twin city,
Urbana.
- James Tobin

The people who run a university are far more qualified
and intelligent in handling people than someone who
inherited his money and used it to buy a pro team.
- Hayden Fry

My split with the university was over the fact that
I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India.
- George Woodcock

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices,
it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle

The phenomenon of university creative writing programs doesn't exist in France.
The whole idea is regarded as a novelty,
or an oddity.
- Marilyn Hacker

My dad was dean of fine arts at the university.
I was casting bronzes in the school foundry.
I was using the university as a playground.
- Maya Lin

I've been employed by the University of Helsinki,
and they've been perfectly happy to keep me employed and doing Linux.
- Linus Torvalds

No state legislature ever built a great university.
- James E. Rogers

I would like to go to University and be like a normal 20 year old.
- Louise Woodward

In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

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

My intention was to enroll at McGill University but
an unexpected series of events led me to study physics
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Sidney Altman

If diversity is what is a central value in every selective
university in the United States,
then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton

Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I
did at Northeastern University.
- Robert B. Parker

My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer
between metal complexes became active only after I
came to the University of Chicago in 1946.
- Henry Taube

I think the American university system still seems
to be the best system in the world.
- Clifford Geertz

I went to college in Ohio, at Ohio University,
and I graduated two years ago.
- Piper Perabo

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;
and a University training is the one best adapted to
prevent their becoming so.
- Samuel Butler

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School,
and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate.
- Simon Newcomb

Well the way I ended up with my own record is that
I did this concert at Wesleyan University.
It was just one night and we had no thought of making a record.
- Christine Lavin

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of:
almost every student entering the university believes,
or says he believes, that truth is relative.
- Allan Bloom

It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
- Johan Huizinga

At the time, there were very few foreign names in the
press and they were all factory workers.
I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name.
- Carl Rakosi

The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned
for its tradition of practical studies.
- Koichi Tanaka

I'd like to be a geneticist to be honest,
but there are limits to what I can do now.
For my dream to come true I'd have to be 20 years old again,
heading off to a blue chip university.
- Adam Faith

The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and
more like the job of university president,
which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge,
but you are not.
- Lamar Alexander

My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine
democracy and serious scholarship.
These two, indeed, seem to go together.
- Woodrow Wilson

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.
- Thomas Huxley

All I wanted was to be a university teacher.
- Jalal Talabani

I met my wife, Margaret L. Mack, at the University of Chicago.
We were married in 1936.
She died in 1970.
- George Stigler

After the war, I returned to Minnesota,
from which I soon moved to Brown University,
and a year later, to Columbia University where I remained from 1947 until 1958.
- George Stigler

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and
cynical about our political heritage,
lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it
or seriously critical of it.
- Allan Bloom

As a university, we're not focused on bringing about huge reforms -
that's not our role.
- William P. Leahy

I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed
to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world.
We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -
Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay
in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order,
so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
- Manuel Puig

Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University
and the students who attend it.
- Michael N. Castle

It was not until I got my first job,
at the University of Washington in Seattle,
and began playing chess with Don Gordon,
a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory.
- Douglass North

In 1978, I entered Tohoku University,
into the Department of Electrical Engineering,
Faculty of Technology.
- Koichi Tanaka

I had a call to the University of Miami where I'd run a revival in 1950.
- Howard Finster

I paid for my own education by scholarship until I left university.
- Ellen Wilkinson


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