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Amartya Sen Quotes and Sayings
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The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

From the mid-1970s, I also started work on the causation
and prevention of famines.
- Amartya Sen

While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy,
the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
- Amartya Sen

I have not had any serious non-academic job.
- Amartya Sen

 

I was born in a University campus and seem to have
lived all my life in one campus or another.
- Amartya Sen

But the idea that I should be a teacher and a researcher
of some sort did not vary over the years.
- Amartya Sen

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural,
analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved
also with the rest of the world.
- Amartya Sen

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People's identities as Indians, as Asians,
or as members of the human race, seemed to give way -
quite suddenly -
to sectarian identification with Hindu,
Muslim, or Sikh communities.
- Amartya Sen

I left Delhi, in 1971, shortly after Collective Choice
and Social Welfare was published in 1970.
- Amartya Sen

It is also very engaging - and a delight -
to go back to Bangladesh as often as I can,
which is not only my old home, but also where some
of my closest friends and collaborators live and work.
- Amartya Sen

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an
opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions,
including literacy, basic health care and gender equity,
aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
- Amartya Sen

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

Every time a student walks past a really urgent,
expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college,
it can help reassure him that he does have that mind,
does have that soul.
- Louis Kahn

I do favor guest workers, H1B visas and student visas.
- Jim Kolbe

Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history.
- Peter Warlock

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

You never stop learning.
If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.
- Elisabeth Rohm

I hope that Requiem is better than Pi.
I hope that Pi is better than my student films,
and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older.
- Darren Aronofsky

It is our hope that the AP program can serve as an
anchor for increasing rigor in our schools.
Rigor can be maintained while increasing student participation.
- Gaston Caperton

The difference between the student and the born composer
is he really hears the thing,
and they have to stage it and manipulate it by technical equipment.
- Leo Ornstein

Into the soul of every student I would have instilled
the patriotic fervor of Patrick Henry.
- David O. McKay

I cannot say that I was a particularly diligent student,
especially during the lower grades.
- Koichi Tanaka

Finally, I was no longer a student and was making music for myself.
- Kenny G

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros

When the student is ready...
the lesson appears.
- Gene Oliver

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre.
I worked for free a lot.
- Christopher Parker

The most dangerous thing about student riots is that
adults take them seriously.
- Georges Pompidou

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

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 never had the high-paying job or the company car.
It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans.
I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes.
- Christine O'Donnell

You are always a student, never a master.
You have to keep moving forward.
- Conrad Hall

However, I learned something.
I thought that if the young person, the student,
has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like
offering a propeller to a bird.
- Norman MacCaig

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting,
you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place.
I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
- Ad Reinhardt

I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game.
I have always been a serious student of umpiring.
I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning.
- Jim Evans

I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger,
I always told her it's important that we hold on to our insecurity,
the wisdom of insecurity.
- Sally Kirkland

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

To the stern student of affairs, Beirut is a phenomenon,
beguiling perhaps, but quite, quite impossible.
- Jan Morris

It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student
has no source of funds to pay that tuition.
- James E. Rogers

I've only been living in England for the last 10 years,
if you don't count my student years.
- Terri Windling

Why should every single character be an honor student
who goes around helping others and never doing anything
wrong? Is that like the rule or something?
- Mike Judge

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

When I was an art student in the early 60's before
the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
- Bill Griffith

I voted for the Deficit Reduction Package with significant
heartburn over the student aid provisions.
- Bob Inglis

After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on,
a student in my statistical mechanics class brought
to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the
challenges of their future by developing their mind,
yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit.
- David Vitter

I have always been a firm believer in participation so there were no cuts.
We practiced three times a week but if a student had an academic conflict,
academics took priority.
- Tony Brown

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I was not an outstanding student.
I did a reasonable amount of work.
I got generally good - pretty good grades,
but I was not that passionate about getting straight A's.
- Steve Case

I can always see what I've done wrong.
I'm always learning.
I'm the perennial student.
- Pat Oliphant

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

I consider myself a student of many religions.
The more I learn, the more questions I have.
For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
- Dan Brown

I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student,
hitch-hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin.
- Greta Scacchi

I felt like I was a teacher.
But nowadays, I am as much a student of his.
He writes a lot of what we play.
- Gary Burton

If I can get some student interested in science,
if I can show members of the general public what's
going on up there in the space program,
then my job's been done.
- Christa McAuliffe

I got into underground comics fairly early on and kind
of wandered away from the superhero stuff,
but I was an art student and I was drawing a lot as a kid.
- Jonathan Lethem

People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider
myself a student of hip-hop.
- Doug E. Fresh

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act,
which, as any American high school student can tell you,
was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
- Dave Barry

If one student is unable to get online,
it cripples that student's team and puts the whole course in jeopardy.
- John Gallagher

I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress
is due to his own efforts,
and 2% to his teacher.
- John Philip Sousa

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist
usually is in the work of any other,
with the possible exception of the teacher who backs
him or the student who honors him.
- Jean Rostand

My first student film was Orientation,
which was basically the set-up for Animal House.
There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
- Ivan Reitman

Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice.
- Dick Cavett

As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and
ever since then I've thought everyone is a teacher.
- Bill Moyers

It's very hard to remain a student in life.
- Carol Kane

You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year
with one-on-one attention,
a student can get one grade level higher.
- Dave Eggers

And it was a huge emotional thing to leave the law and become unemployed -
to be a student again.
- David Steinberg

I was a student in Germany when Hitler came to power.
- Klaus Fuchs

I was a terrible English student.
- Leon Uris


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