65 Lecture Quotes On Success In Life

These lecture quotes will inspire you. Lecture an educational talk to an audience, especially to students in a university or college.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lecture quotes, lecture sayings, and lecture proverbs.

Best Lecture Quotes

  1. “Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.” ~ Walt Whitman
  2. “Every lecture should state one main point and repeat it over and over, like a theme with variations. An audience is like a herd of cows, moving slowly in the direction they are being driven towards. If we make one point, we have a good chance that the audience will take the right direction; if we make several points, then the cows will scatter all over the field. The audience will lose interest and everyone will go back to the thoughts they interrupted in order to come to our lecture.” ~ Gian-Carlo Rota
  3. “I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I’m all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It’s what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic; it’s entertainment first, otherwise, we’d be on a lecture circuit.” ~ Joe Flanigan
  4. “I’ve been homeschooling for eight years and have always received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers, rather than a book or lecture.” ~ Lisa Whelchel

  5. “I read Freud’s Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience.” ~ Stanislav Grof
  6. “His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.” ~ Mary Antin
  7. “This is unusual for me. I have given readings and not lectures. I have told people who ask for lectures that I have no lecture to give. And that is true.” ~ V. S. Naipaul
  8. “Sotomayor’s vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as ‘a wise Latina’ trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment – a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.” ~ Camille Paglia

  9. “Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad; you will leave by the next town drain.” ~ William Archibald Spooner
  10. “Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy. Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress.” ~ John Pople
  11. “All the time our union was progressing very nicely. There were lectures to make us understand what trades unionism is and our real position in the labor movement.” ~ Rose Schneiderman
  12. “He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men’s heads.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  13. “As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in my work on the economics of information concerned the problem of appropriability – the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz
  14. “The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms, and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.” ~ Alexis Carrel
  15. “When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it.” ~ Howard Barker
  16. “So, I am independently well-off and don’t have to do anything, but I still do. I write books, lecture around the world, work with scientists and governments.” ~ Uri Geller

  17. “Time is the only luxury. It’s the only thing you can’t get back. If you lose your luggage – I’m not gonna say the obvious brand of luggage that I’d normally say because I’ve got a meeting with them soon – if you lose your expensive luggage at the airport, you can get that back. You can’t get the time back.” ~ Kanye West
  18. “Time is the only thing you can’t buy.” ~ Nicole Lapin
  19. “At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?” ~ Ulrich Walter
  20. “As you lecture, you keep watching the faces, and information keeps coming back to you all the time.” ~ George Wald

  21. “I like what I’m doing. Today at 88, I wouldn’t think of quitting because I can’t think of anything else I would rather do. And now with my lectures on all the charitable things that I do, just as you do, I think that what I’m doing matters” ~ Art Linkletter
  22. “People who get through life dependent on other people’s possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.” ~ Ben Elton
  23. “I didn’t go to the lectures. My valet, who was more distinguished than I, went instead.” ~ Witold Gombrowicz
  24. “When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.” ~ Marcel Achard

  25. “You will also allow me to thank the Academy for inviting me to lecture in Stockholm, for its hospitality, and for the opportunity afforded me for admiring the charm of your people and the beauty of your country.” ~ Guglielmo Marconi
  26. “I don’t lecture and I don’t grind any axes. I just want to entertain.” ~ Gregory Peck
  27. “It is just called Continuing Legal Education. You can go to lectures, you can even listen to tapes on airplanes – they want you to stay current. So you do have to stay current to maintain your license even if you are not practicing.” ~ Frank Shorter
  28. “Professors simply can’t discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture.” ~ Hal Boyle

  29. “A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.” ~ John Gould
  30. “Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.” ~ Natalie Portman
  31. “Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level.” ~ Enrico Fermi
  32. “You can’t just lecture the poor that they shouldn’t riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available.” ~ Harold H. Greene

  33. “I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don’t want to meet them.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  34. “Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination, then you should become a lawyer. That’s a platform we use, or a priest. You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people.” ~ Rowan Atkinson
  35. “When a nominee for the Supreme Court, one of only nine-lifetime appointments, makes an overtly brazen racist comment about tens of millions of American citizens, we don’t need lectures. What we need to do is to confront her with what she said and what it says about her.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  36. “Things are not quite what they seem always. Don’t start me on class, otherwise, you’ll get a four-hour lecture.” ~ Michael Caine

  37. “When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we’ll be funnier to look at than to read.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
  38. “You won’t catch me giving clear lectures.” ~ Donald A. Norman
  39. “Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004. On February 5, we were feeling pretty confident, even from observing the first few hours of usage. Students used it like crazy. They’d sign up then spend the next 3-4 hours on it. Then we’d go to lecture hall and see it on every computer screen there.” ~ Dustin Moskovitz
  40. “I learned pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can’t be learned in lecture halls.” ~ Lionel Blue

  41. “A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  42. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “A religion that comes of thought, and study, and deliberate conviction, sticks best. The revitalized convert who is scared in the direction of heaven because he sees hell yawn suddenly behind him, not only regains confidence when his scare is over but is ashamed of himself for being scared, and often becomes more hopelessly and malignantly wicked than he was before.” ~ Mark Twain
  44. “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  45. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ~ Mark Twain
  46. “Science appears to us with a very different aspect after we have found out that it is not in lecture rooms only, and by means of the electric light projected on a screen, that we may witness physical phenomena, but that we may find illustrations of the highest doctrines of science in games and gymnastics, in traveling by land and by water, in storms of the air and of the sea, and wherever there is matter in motion.” ~ James Clerk Maxwell
  47. “People have now a-days got a strange opinion that everything should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do as much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  48. “I recall once saying that when I had given the same lecture several times I couldn’t help feeling that they really ought to know it by now.” ~ John Edensor Littlewood

  49. “People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She’s only doing good if your daughter’s doing good. We’re all one family.” ~ Kanye West
  50. “My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater.” ~ Kanye West
  51. “We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs.” ~ Kanye West
  52. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. “We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.” ~ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
  54. “When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn’t get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that.” ~ Stephen Cole Kleene
  55. “As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon.” ~ Rudolf Arnheim
  56. “I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.” ~ Dylan Thomas

  57. “Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.” ~ Robert B. Laughlin
  58. “When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments.” ~ Philip Emeagwali
  59. “I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it.” ~ Bob Woodward
  60. “Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn’t work!” ~ Robin Williams

  61. “We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.” ~ Theodore C. Sorensen
  62. “My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.” ~ Mary MacLane
  63. “A lecture is much more of a dialogue than many of you probably realize.” ~ George Wald

  64. “One of my biggest Achilles’ heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.” ~ Kanye West
  65. “Dictatorship is a constant lecture instructing you that your feelings, your thoughts and desires are of no account, that you are a nobody and must live as you are told by other people who desire and think for you” ~ Stephen Vizinczey

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