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"I was educated at King's College, Taunton and went to the University of Cambridge in 1942." - Antony Hewish

"I rowed for Cambridge. I was pretty good at that." - Hugh Laurie

"I did not enjoy Cambridge. But I shouldn't blame Cambridge alone. I wasn't ready for university or for the wrench of leaving home. It was a big cultural shock." - Naomie Harris

"Upon the present occasion London was full of clergymen. The specially clerical clubs, - the Oxford and Cambridge, the Old University, and the Athenaeum, - were black with them." - Anthony Trollope

"Upon the present occasion London was full of clergymen. The specially clerical clubs, the Oxford and Cambridge, the Old University, and the Athenaeum, were black with them." - Anthony Trollope

"My whole life as a grammar-school boy, getting to Cambridge University and working on the 'London Sunday Times' has been very aspirational." - Robert Lacey

"My parents didn't go to university and weren't brought up in England. They hadn't heard of any other universities other than 'Cambridge' or 'Oxford.'" - Richard Ayoade

"The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn't have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn't possibly have gone." - Trevor Nunn

"... the Cambridge ladies do not care, above Cambridge if sometimes in its box of sky lavender and cornerless, the moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy." - E E Cummings

"The best university is the university of life." - Henrique Capriles Radonski

"The best university is the university of life." - Henrique Capriles Radonsk

"I have been a scientist for more than 40 years, having studied at Cambridge and Harvard. I researched and taught at Cambridge University, was a research fellow of the Royal Society, and have more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I am strongly pro-science." - Rupert Sheldrake

"Our gracious monarch viewed with equal eye The wants of either university; Troops he to Oxford sent, well knowing why, That learned body wanted loyalty; But books to Cambridge sent, as well discerning That that right loyal body wanted learning." - Joseph Trapp

"Babbage ... gave the name to the [Cambridge] Analytical Society, which he stated was formed to advocate 'the principles of pure d-ism as opposed to the dot-age of the university.'" - W. W. Rouse Ball

"I've been accepted at Cambridge University. I want to study Chinese history and archaeology. I want to become a student. I want to read Chinese history and go on a dig." - Lou Gerstner

"Having little money to spend was a valuable learning experience. My schooling also shaped my work ethic because while other children were listening to the Goons, I was studying, which enabled me to go to Cambridge University." - Eric Idle

"I've been accepted at Cambridge University. I want to study Chinese history and archaeology. I want to become a student. I want to read Chinese history and go on a dig." - Louis V Gerstner Jr

"I made it to London aged six, an event I recorded in my diary with coloured markers to convey my sense of occasion. And in 1983, after graduating from college, I returned to spend two years at Cambridge University." - Jean Hanff Korelitz

"I abandoned chemistry to concentrate on mathematics and physics. In 1942, I travelled to Cambridge to take the scholarship examination at Trinity College, received an award and entered the university in October 1943." - John Pople

"I was recruited by a number of schools including Miami University, University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, Indiana university, West Virginia University as well as others." - Graham Taylor

"Oxford is on the whole more attractive than Cambridge to the ordinary visitor; and the traveller is therefore recommended to visit Cambridge first, or to omit it altogether if he cannot visit both." - Karl Baedeker

"My experience came before most of you were born. My school was a state school in Leeds and the headmaster usually sent students to Leeds University but he didn't normally send them to Oxford or Cambridge. But the headmaster happened to have been to Cambridge and decided to try and push some of us towards Oxford and Cambridge. So, half a dozen of us tried - not all of us in history - and we all eventually got in. So, to that extent, it [The History Boys] comes out of my own experience." - Alan Bennett

"Travel is like a university without walls." - Anita Roddick

"I didn't completed my University Education" - Bill Gates

"I didn't even complete my University Education" - Bill Gates

"Commencement Speaker, San Francisco State University, 2006" - Jackie Speier

"Oxford University the illuminati breeding ground" - David Icke

"The universe is a great university." - Sai Baba

"I graduated from the University of Whatever." - Dana Snyder

"Most people in the university [ Columbia University ], including the administration, are very biased against the military." - Matt Sanchez

"Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia" - Julian Bond

"I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia." - Julian Bond

"The University of Cambridge, in accordance with that law of its evolution, by which, while maintaining the strictest continuity between the successive phases of its history, it adapts itself with more or less promptness to the requirements of the times, has lately instituted a course of Experimental Physics." - James Clerk Maxwell

"You can use the Internet to find out, from anywhere on the planet: exactly how much coffee is in a certain coffee machine at Cambridge University in England; exactly how many sodas are available in certain vending machines at certain major universities; and much, much more." - Dave Barry

"I enjoyed reading and learning at school, and at university I enjoyed extending my reading and learning. Once I left Cambridge, I went to Yale as a fellow. I spent two years there. After that, George Gale made me literary editor of 'The Spectator." - Peter Ackroyd

"If our legislature does not heartily push our University [of Virginia] we must send our children for education to Kentucky [Transylvania College] or Cambridge [Harvard College]. The latter will return them to us as fanatics and tories, the former will keep them to add to their population." - Thomas Jefferson

"Ten years ago in Antarctica shooting "Encounters at the End of the World," I met a very fine volcanologist from Cambridge University [Clive Oppenheimer] and we kept talking about doing a film and all of a sudden it became serious when he hinted at the possibility to film in North Korea." - Werner Herzog

"I was able to persuade them to let me shoot in areas that were beyond the volcano itself. Beyond the joint scientific program between Cambridge University and North Korean scientists. I was able to film in a kindergarten, subway, other things you would not normally be allowed to do." - Werner Herzog

"I enjoyed reading and learning at school, and at university I enjoyed extending my reading and learning. Once I left Cambridge, I went to Yale as a fellow. I spent two years there. After that, George Gale made me literary editor of 'The Spectator.'" - Peter Ackroyd

"Quite a few people have commented during the campaign that more help is required for small businesses. SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages, and in Cambridge the links to the University and the huge pool of expertise here helps that." - Anne Campbell

"I was not proficient in Latin and so was not able to go to Oxford or Cambridge. However, I did enter the first-rate chemistry honours program at the University of Manchester in 1950, where the professors were E.R.H. Jones and M.G. Evans, and graduated in 1953, with the financial support of a Blackpool Education Committee Scholarship." - Michael Smith

"It shouldn't be a Higgs field. If it's anybody's, it should be Goldstone field, I think. When Nambu wrote his short paper in 1960, Jeffrey Goldstone of Cambridge University, who was visiting Cern, heard about it. He then wrote a paper which was conceptually similar to what Nambu had done, but a simpler model." - Peter Higgs

"All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though." - Richard Dawkins

"When I came up to Cambridge (in October 1921) to read economics, I did not have much idea of what it was about." - Joan Robinson

"John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus, who had come to New York, and we became friends. Years later that produced a certain team effort." - Terry Gilliam

"I teach in the Divinity School at Duke University, a very secular university. But before Duke, I taught fourteen years at the University of Notre Dame." - Stanley Hauerwas

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"I move in the university of the waves." - Pablo Neruda

"A library is all the university you will ever need." - Ray Bradbury

"An Italian university is a contradiction in terms." - Indro Montanelli

"Tate University - a large football stadium with a college attached." - Harold Lloyd

"The Library is the heart of the University." - Charles William Eliot

"The greatest curse that pervaded the university is apathy." - Howard G. Hendricks

"He who enters a university walks on hallowed ground." - James Bryant Conant

"I tell people, 'I have a Ph.D. from Google University." - Kris Carr

"Milton calls the university A stony-hearted step-mother." - Augustine Birrell

"The genius of Shakespeare was an innate university." - John Keats

"Victory is a good wine; defeat is a good university!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The task of building a great university is never simple." - Henry Rosovsky

"Linear Programming and Extensions, Princeton University Press (1963), p. vii." - George Dantzig

"There should be a Kettle's Yard in every university." - Jim Ede

"You can't have a great university without a great library." - Joe Paterno

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

"Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick." - Samuel Beckett

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

"I tell people, 'I have a Ph.D. from Google University.'" - Kris Carr

"The University brings out all abilities, including incapability." - Anton Chekhov

"We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park." - Jim Fowler

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

"Saturday Night Live' was like a university for funny." - Tracy Morgan

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

"I went to drama school at New York University." - Molly Shannon

"My mum wanted me to go to university." - Florence Welch

"I got into Temple University on a track scholarship." - Bill Cosby

"My university work was not central to my education." - Italo Calvino

"Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist." - Hugh Jackman

"War was my university. Everything has proceeded from there." - Paul Virilio

"Teaching at university isn't like teaching in an art school." - Barbara Kruger

"Bill Heseltine had been at university with me, at the University of Western Australia. I knew him well." - Bob Hawke

"Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge." - Max Beerbohm

"Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows. The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge college is as solitary as a dervis in the desert." - Henry David Thoreau

"The king to Oxford sent a troop of horse, For Tories own no argument but force; With equal care, to Cambridge books he sent, For Whigs allow no force but argument." - William Browne

"Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean." - Syd Barrett

"Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities - in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church." - Nancy Pearcey

"Donald Trump had a university. Well, the state attorney general decided that the Donald Trump University was an unlicensed sham. And I thought, you know you're at a bad university when your commencement speaker is Whitey Bulger." - David Letterman

"We need university education in Fiji and must seriously think about starting post secondary education in Fiji. In the near future we hope to see a university college in Fiji and ultimately a fully fledged university" - A. D. Patel

"We need university education in Fiji and must seriously think about starting post secondary education in Fiji. In the near future we hope to see a university college in Fiji and ultimately a fully fledged university" - A.D. Patel

"I'm married to a dear little girl who holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania." - Percy Julian

"Football, fraternities, and fun have no place in the university. They were introduced only to entertain those who shouldn't be in the university." - Robert M Hutchins

"When the State wishes to endow an academy or university, it grants it a tract of forest land: one saw represents an academy, a gang, a university." - Henry David Thoreau

"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 Henry Huxley

"I went to the University of Toronto for a year, and I'm always trying to get across what university is really like." - Scott Speedman

"Individuals in a university - students, faculty, staff - can choose to become politically engaged, and a free university should foster a climate in which those are natural choices." - Noam Chomsky

"Actually, the University of California says they may start a marijuana research center. Really? I thought the University of California was a marijuana research center." - Jay Leno

"It's obvious that in an intelligent educated audience such as this university, I stress this university. Who saw fit to give them accreditation?" - Richard Dawkins

"The mediaeval university looked backwards: it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge... The modern university looks forward: it is a factory of new knowledge." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"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

"I left the University of Chicago's creative writing program for a tenure-track job at DePauw University in Indiana, then left DePauw in 2010 for Los Angeles." - Nic Pizzolatto

"I'm very proud of what we've done with the State University and the City University. They're totally different institutions than they were when I took office." - George Pataki

"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

"Just think about it: what in the name of God would Alabama be without the University of Alabama? What would Oklahoma be without the University of Oklahoma? Nothing." - Dan Jenkins

"University students are rarely able to cope with universals and death is the most embarrassing universal." - Kate Cruise O'Brien

"The resources of a university, of a college, should not be wasted in merely academic pursuits." - Howard Zinn

"Organization and method mean much, but contagious human characters mean more in a university." - William James

"God has a university. It's a small school. Few enroll; even fewer graduate." - Gene Edwards

"Education doesn't cease when you leave college or leave the university. Education is a lifetime process." - Jim Rohn

"Suffering is not an elective; it is a core course in the University of Life." - Steven J Lawson

"Life is my university, and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction." - Louisa May Alcott

"I have some unfinished business to complete at the University of Oregon." - Chip Kelly

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students." - John Ciardi

"Were I not a king, I would be a university man." - James I of England

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small." - Henry Kissinger

"A senior always feels like the university is going to the kids." - Thomas Lansing Masson

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

"Traditionally, psychology has been the study of two populations: university freshmen and white rats." - Paul Bloom

"The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach." - Oscar Wilde

"I went to the University of Life and was chucked out." - Peter Cook

"Each time I hit a low point I learn the most. Failure is the best university." - Claude Lelouch

"The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not trade; character, not technicalities." - Winston Churchill

"Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers." - Mahatma Gandhi

"You can lade a man up to th' university, but ye can't make him think." - Finley Peter Dunne

"Simply put, success in LSU football is essential for the success of Louisiana State University." - Mark Emmert

"University convention submerges nature. It issues licenses, and hunting without one is forbidden." - Allan Bloom

"The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible." - Woodrow Wilson

"There is no university for a Christian, like that of sorrow and trial" - Charles Spurgeon

"...the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia apparently cherry-picked Russian climate data." - Andrey Illarionov

"Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist." - Robert M Hutchins

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

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

"You know what FSU stands for, don't you? Free Shoes University." - Steve Spurrier

"What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life." - Horatio Bottomley

"To become a lapsed Catholic, first go to a Catholic university." - Susan Sarandon

"A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one." - Robert M Hutchins

"It doesn't look like much work goes on at this university." - Prince Philip

"I did nothing wrongEverything I've done at this university I did the right way." - Cam Newton

"I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year," - David Alan Grier

"In fact, it used to be a joke if you studied at a University" - Tony Randall

"I applied for the University of Life. Didn't get the grades." - David Nicholls

"The University of Google is where I got my degree from." - Jenny Mccarthy

"The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name." - Terry Eagleton

"Coming from the University of Miami, I developed really good study habits." - Jonathan Vilma

"I went to Oxford University - but I've never let that hold me back." - Margaret Thatcher

"The University of Miami is not a campus with visible school spirit, just visible tan lines." - Lisa Birnbach

"If you teach three university courses a day, you need something to turn your mind off." - Coleman Barks

"The university is a series of individual entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance about parking." - Clark Kerr

"My great grandfather, Raj, was from Punjab, India. My grandmother graduated Rajasthan University." - Joe Biden

"Forty-five hundred outstanding lawsuits now for Donald Trump, including Trump University in court ." - George Stephanopoulos

"Essien Udom is a Nigerian. At present he's a professor at Ibadan University." - Malcolm X

"I wouldn't consider myself an outsider artist because I have a university degree in painting." - Marcel Dzama



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