Quotes about Academics

In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity – or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity – by being opinionated rather than by being learned. A N Wilson

The idea that academics should remain ‘above the fray’ only gives ideologues license to misuse our work. Stephanie Coontz

By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty: one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction. Albert Einstein

The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks and extremists this side of the giggle house. William F Buckley, Jr

Dawkins’ Law of the Conservation of Difficulty states that obscurantism in an academic subject expands to fill the vacuum of its intrinsic simplicity. Richard Dawkins

Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it’s a subject below their social standing. Robert Kiyosaki