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Quotes of the Day for 2 September 2000 – Cynics on Education

Back to School Week at Quotes of the Day comes to an end today, although we won't banish education quotes from the mix. I promised to let in a few cynical comments, and only moments later my daughter reinforced that by calling to remind me that I have a little more paperwork to fill out for the financial aid office for her senior year. For the record, I went to college three times, and actually finished one quarter.

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The quotes:

I find the three major problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
     - Clark Kerr

Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
     - Paul Fussell

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
     - Beatrix Potter

A University without students is like an ointment without a fly.
     - Ed Nather, professor of astronomy, University of Texas at Austin


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