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Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies.
- George Santayana

What I learned at Oxford has been used to great advantage
throughout my business career.
- Paul Getty

The Oxford manner is, alas, indefinable;
I was going to say indefensible.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

From 1931 to 1937, I was a Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Hertford College,
Oxford.
- James Meade

 

The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is,
I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning,
and from that irreverence love may spring.
- Robertson Davies

The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford.
- John Aubrey

The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant
as of Oxford is Capricornus,
whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet,
and patron of religious men.
- John Aubrey

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Oxford also taught me something else -
it taught me scepticism.
- Frank Scott

The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much,
as intelligent Mr. Toad.
- Kenneth Grahame

But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books,
especially in the Oxford summer term.
- Mary A. Ward

I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford.
- Lionel Blue

The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful
city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain
number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
- Evelyn Waugh

I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember,
the place is so beautiful.
One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking.
It is all like an opera.
- William Butler Yeats

In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life.
- Imran Khan

In 1960, I went to St.
Catherine's College, Oxford, and received the B.A.
degree in Chemistry in 1964.
- John E. Walker

I was at my best at a little past forty,
when I was a professor at Oxford.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

I was a modest, good-humoured boy.
It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
- Max Beerbohm

For nine years, till the spring of 1881,
we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks,
in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
- Mary A. Ward

Oxford is the most dangerous place to which a young man can be sent.
- Anthony Trollope

The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating
the young men to be able to teach them anything.
- Samuel Butler

Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth,
like Cambridge.
Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.
- E. M. Forster

I was educated at Bradfield College and Oxford,
where I graduated in 1939.
- Martin Ryle

A secret in the Oxford sense: you may tell it to only one person at a time.
- Oliver Franks

There was still food rationing in England and life
was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
- Sydney Brenner

In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind,
written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction
to Economic Analysis and Policy.
It was now my intention to rewrite this work.
- James Meade

I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature,
culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford,
and they'd never told me about something as basic as
the importance of point of view in fiction!
- Philip Pullman

A lot of girls annoy me who go to university -
one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it
was something to do between leaving school and getting married.
And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer.
- Jeffrey Bernard

Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge,
and half of them came from Oxford.
But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two
headed tradition of doing comedy,
of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
- Rowan Atkinson

Who is more in touch with the problems of this country?
One of those guys who goes off to Oxford or to University of Yale,
or someone who has lived in buses, in the Metro,
in the street?
- Gloria Trevi

My host at Richmond, yesterday morning,
could not sufficiently express his surprise that I
intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford,
and still farther.
He however was so kind as to send his son,
a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

My advantage as a woman and a human being has been
in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education.
She was an early undergraduate at Oxford,
and her own mother was a doctor.
- Antonia Fraser

I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford.
I got four good A levels, but my father's income was
such that I wouldn't have got a grant,
and he wouldn't let me go to university,
and that was the end of it.
- Colin Baker

I broke down while at Oxford, was rejected by a record
number of medical tribunals during the War,
and finally got permission to leave Oxford and do civilian work till the War ended.
- Leonard Alfred George Strong

I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till
I went home to live at Oxford,
in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests
and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
- Mary A. Ward

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

It is better to have your head in the clouds,
and know where you are...
than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them,
and think that you are in paradise.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is in games that many men discover their paradise.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Paradise is too perfect for humanity.
- Dario Argento

I would say my theme has always been paradise lost,
always the lost cause, the lost leader,
the lost utopia.
- Marguerite Young

The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Be such a man, and live such a life,
that if every man were such as you,
and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
- Phillips Brooks

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality,
eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
- George Santayana

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin:
impatience.
Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise,
because of impatience we cannot return.
- W. H. Auden

To Adam Paradise was home.
To the good among his descendants home is paradise.
- Augustus Hare

In a republic, that paradise of debility,
the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
- Emile M. Cioran

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied,
because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic,
which is religion.
- Toni Morrison

Children are the keys of paradise.
- Eric Hoffer

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven,
it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
- John Lancaster Spalding

When you look at me, when you think of me,
I am in paradise.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

We lived on the Key West Army Base.
Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.
- Gloria Swanson

An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam,
and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
- Robert South

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
- Simone Weil

When people come to Jamaica, we don't want them to
think about the problems of Jamaica.
So let them come be in their paradise.
- Ziggy Marley

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should
be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
- Jean Rostand

To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find
the way Until the peacock led him in.
- Charles Godfrey Leland

He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah,
God will build a house for him in the paradise.
- Abu Bakr

It is a curious thing...
that every creed promises a paradise which will be
absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
- Evelyn Waugh

A worker's paradise is a consumer's hell.
- Esther Dyson

Paradise was made for tender hearts;
hell,
for loveless hearts.
- Voltaire

I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make
any sensible person stop wanting to go there.
- Charles de Secondat

For an Italian peasant a telegram from anywhere is a wondrous thing;
and a cable from the terrestrial paradise of America
is not lightly to be disregarded.
- Howard K. Smith

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
- Thomas Fuller

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...
only much, much better.
- Laurie Anderson

Your library is your paradise.
- Desiderius Erasmus

England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men,
and the hell of horses.
- John Florio

Move to California.
Malibu is paradise.
- David Geffen

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer


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