20 Best Academic Quotes For Student’s Motivation

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Are you looking for some educational motivation? Stay motivated with the help of the below inspirational academic quotes.

Best Academic Quotes

1. “If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After a while you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.” ― Criss Jami

2. “Academics were not intellectuals; they were not curious, they built their stolid tents of specialized knowledge and stayed securely in them.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

3. “The more you learn, the less you fear. “Learn” not in the sense of academic study, but in the practical understanding of life.” ― Julian Barnes

4. “A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.” ― Amanda Cross

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5. “Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back” ― John Maynard Keynes

6. “A genius is someone who takes a complex thing and makes it look simple. An academic does the opposite.” ― Robert Fanney

7. “Life among academics had taught me that a well-expressed opinion is usually better than a badly expressed fact, so far as professional advancement goes.” ― Diana Gabaldon

8. “Throughout my academic career, I’d given some pretty good talks. But being considered the best speaker in the computer science department is like being known as the tallest of the Seven Dwarfs.” ― Randy Pausch

9. “At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character.” ― Howard W. Hunter

10. “The imagination of the genius vastly surpasses his intellect; the intellect of the academic vastly surpasses his imagination” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

11. “I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive. To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter.” ― James Baldwin

12. “Many women have earned titles, Your Grace. It doesn’t seem to have been a factor in whether or not they actually received them.” ― Jim Butcher

13. “It does not make sense. It cannot exist. It’s impossible, and if it isn’t impossible, it’s irrelevant, and if it isn’t either of those things, it’s embarrassing.” ― Philip Pullman

14. “All the things we experience in life can be separated into two realms, the realm of the concept and the realm of the senses.” ― Scott McCloud

15. “Education is not merely meant for you to write and pass exams, get a good job and a good spouse, and settle down for survival.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

16. “University departments wanted to hire sober, rational researchers and teachers. You were allowed revelatory, apocalyptic experiences only after you had tenure.” ― Richard Tillotson

17. “The academician commonly is more interested in gaining information to swell his or her bag of facts, than to open him or herself up to psycho-spiritual transmutation. This wisdom would be wasted on those whose only interest is to rape wisdom for academic data.” ― Laurence Galian

18. “If there is any correlation between the intellectual and the wise, it is that intellectuals tend to have less wisdom that those of much lesser academic credentials.” ― H. Melvin James

19. “In any academic field, it’s either fall in love with books and avoid engaging in emotional affairs with people, or vice versa, but you can’t possibly focus on both at the same time because love is so powerful that it can cause distraction.” ― Godwin Elijah

20. “We must never forget our teachers and our lecturers. In their individual capacities have contributed to our academic, professional and personal development.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

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