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Professors Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Professors

Please enjoy these Professors Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

My parents are both college professors,
and it made me want to question authority,
standards and traditions.
- Maya Lin

The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human
imbecility for the guidance of future professors.
- Tristan Tzara

With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors,
and so you learned to disguise your impulses,
as many women have done.
And that's definitely changed.
- Judy Chicago

Both of my parents are professors and everyone in my
family has some fabulous degree of something or another
and I couldn't get into college because I didn't know a language.
- Camryn Manheim

 

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their
religion by deeds of benevolence -
by Christian meekness -
by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors,
who when their turn comes will manufacture professors.
- Simone Veil

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Professors simply can't discuss a thing.
Habit compels them to deliver a lecture.
- Hal Boyle

What we become depends on what we read after all of
the professors have finished with us.
The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
- Thomas Carlyle

I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s.
Most of them were scornful of, even hated,
big business.
- Stephen Ambrose

I worked with a group of people who argued day and night -
professors,
officials, the Minister of Finance -
but there were decisions that I had to make.
- Shimon Peres

We've been doing this here since 1968,
so we have been identified as an example of a free,
democratic school, and many professors want to expose
their students to our philosophy.
- Daniel Greenberg

We had two grand antique professors who had been teaching
at Lombard since before I was born.
- Carl Sandburg

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers.
- Emile M. Cioran

Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an
unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer -
my father and his brother both became professors.
- Philip Warren Anderson

I try not to deal with people's hostility,
though I must if they have something I need from them,
as the professors did at Columbia or my landlord did.
- George Weinberg

Many professors are Marxists or other varieties of
radicals who hate America.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a
serious challenge to learning because students are
so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep.
- Suzanne Fields

Rarest of the real poets are born poets.
They are the oddballs, not the professors.
- James Broughton

Instead of educating students, these professors are
trying to indoctrinate them.
- David Horowitz

Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
- Stephen Fry

I feel I learned as much from fellow students as from the professors.
- Jack Steinberger

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will
keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant,
and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
- James Joyce

After all manner of professors have done their best for us,
the place we are to get knowledge is in books.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
- Albert Camus

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I
didn't submit that to a publisher.
I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
- David Eddings

Our American professors like their literature clear
and cold and pure and very dead.
- Sinclair Lewis

But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool,
though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers
and professors of this generation think and say so.
- Donald Cargill

If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine,
She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.
- Anna Quindlen

But to do it professionally is a quantum leap difference
and my father had to be persuaded by these kind of
Ivy League professors that I should go to the Yale Drama School,
another one of the stories in there.
- Robert Klein

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers,
ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced
that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
- Michael Pollan

Productivity is going to be a critical issue.
And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom.
It involves reexamining the learning experience and
restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time.
- Roy Romer

The most frequent complaint I hear from college students
is that professors inject their leftist political comments
into their courses even when they have nothing to do with the subject.
- Phyllis Schlafly

We can trust our doctors to be professional,
to minister equally to their patients without regard
to their political or religious beliefs.
But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same.
- David Horowitz

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media,
which is our culture.
Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies,
have little direct knowledge of American life and no
impact whatever on public policy.
- Camille Paglia

I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone
seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors.
This is false.
The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights
is that no professor should be hired or fired because
of his or her political views.
I have never myself called for the firing of any professor
for his or her political views,
nor would I. - David Horowitz

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance
but understanding of illiteracy.
That some people, unable to go to school,
were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
- Maya Angelou

I have wanted to be a fine artist painter,
and I reached the point in art schools were I'd like
to understand more about images and how images communicate information to people.
And I was not getting very far in that from my professors.
- John Hench

I served the famous professors and scholars,
and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.
Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were
at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure
I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana.
- Slavoj Zizek

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones.
They are the big, the strong, the wonderful.
In truth, women are the strong ones.
It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
- Coco Chanel

A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my
dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes.
He'd be a good film professor.
- Sofia Coppola

But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor,
and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.
- Jeffery Deaver

I then moved to the University of Western Ontario where
I was made a full professor in 1985.
- J. Philippe Rushton

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night,
we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one
who will laugh at the professor.
- Stephen Leacock

I like the Stooges.
You know what movie I saw that I sort of discovered
late was Jerry Lewis in 'The Nutty Professor'.
I really liked that.
- Mike Judge

I'm a professor of national security studies,
and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does.
- Barry McCaffrey

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

Allow me to say that I would long since have committed
suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.
- Ezra Pound

I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition
to being a university professor.
- Tony Campolo

I am my own Universe, I my own Professor.
- Sylvia Ashton-Warner

You don't say to a university professor who is immersed
in a particular subject that they should get a life.
They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
- Magnus Magnusson

Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop,
in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.
- John Henry Carver

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.
- H. L. Mencken

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

It's not proper for a professor to go before a class
and promote one party or another.
That's not academic scholarship.
- Juan Cole

I remained associated with the Technische Universitat Munchen,
where I became Professor in 1976.
- Robert Huber

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT,
and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell

He is not in the least arrogant.
The last album was written in a room in Sussex.
He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing
and then coming out with brilliant tunes.
- Linda McCartney

We read Robert Browning's poetry.
Here we needed no guidance from the professor:
the poems themselves were enough.
- Carl Sandburg

I have been a Professor Emeritus since 1958,
and have continued my scientific studies.
- Karl von Frisch

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

I was born in Norway, and when I was little I went to live in Detroit,
Michigan.
My father was a professor of philosophy at Wayne University,
and my mother was also a teacher.
- Marta Kristen

I am what libraries and librarians have made me,
with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
- Heraclitus

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
- W. H. Auden

When on my return to England I showed the cast of the
cranium to Professor Huxley,
he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
- Charles Lyell

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.
- James Cronin


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