65 Scholarship Quotes On Success In Life

These scholarship quotes will inspire you. Scholarship, a grant-in-aid to a student (as by a college or foundation) or academic study or achievement; learning of a high level.

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

Best Scholarship Quotes

  1. “I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.” ~ John Hope Franklin , Scholarship quotes and learning
  3. “By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.” ~ Jacob Bronowski
  4. “Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. “The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less, or to the development of a pseudo-scholarship which actually destroys its object.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  6. “The resources of the scholar are proportioned to his confidence in the attributes of the intellect.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “I’m not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one’s skin color or one’s gender, I think it should be done based on one’s need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid.” ~ J. C. Watts
  8. “All your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be in vain, if at the same time you do not build your character, and attain mastery over your thoughts and actions.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  9. “True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  10. “The point I would make is that the novelist and the historian are seeking the same thing: the truth – not a different truth: the same truth – only they reach it, or try to reach it, by different routes. Whether the event took place in a world now gone to dust, preserved by documents and evaluated by scholarship, or in the imagination, preserved by memory and distilled by the creative process, they both want to tell us how it was: to re-create it, by their separate methods, and make it live again in the world around them.” ~ Shelby Foote
  11. “Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man’s power.” ~ J. G. Holland
  12. “Bad writing, it is easily verified, has never kept scholarship from being published.” ~ Jacques Barzun

  13. “By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority . . .” ~ Jacob Bronowski
  14. “The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  15. “Scholarship aimed at truly understanding what the biblical writers meant often does not filter down into the church and through the pulpit to folks who show up on Sunday. I think that’s just wrong, but scholars rarely make any effort to decipher their own scholarly work for people outside the ivory tower.” ~ Michael S. Heiser
  16. “In the acquisition of Sacred knowledge, scholarship and reason are not alternatives to revelation. They are a means to an end, and the end is revelation from God.” ~ Dallin H. Oaks

  17. “Speaking as a Muslim in the West, I see a crisis in religious authority, we need Indigenous Muslim scholarship understanding the Western way of life and is able to use the understanding, using legitimate Islamic sources to bring more scholarship to our way of life in the west. There’s a need for that.” ~ Mark Durie
  18. “Well now, I’d rather have you than a dozen boys, Anne,’ said Matthew patting her hand. ‘Just mind you that — rather than a dozen boys. Well now, I guess it wasn’t a boy that took the Avery scholarship, was it? It was a girl — my girl — my girl that I’m proud of.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. “The corporations plainly want academic scholarship to create a web of mystification that will avoid any public awareness of the way in which power actually functions in the society, and the faculty has caught the message and they do it magnificently.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  20. “When you lead a life of scholarship you can’t be bothered with the humorous realities, you know, tits, that kind of thing.” ~ Harold Pinter

  21. “University, as institutions, pre-date the information economy by many centuries and are not for-profit cultural entities, whose reason of existence (purportedly) is to discover truth, codify it through techniques of scholarship, and then teach it. Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization not just download data into student skulls.” ~ Bruce Sterling
  22. “We are a studying nation. Scholarship from science is important to the whole world and those people need to be able to be safe and secure in what they do.” ~ Malcolm Wallop
  23. “I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it’s too late by college.” ~ Danica McKellar
  24. “Companies like I.B.M. have offered women scholarships to study engineering for years, and women engineers routinely get higher starting salaries than men.” ~ Warren Farrell

  25. “So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and… Wanda Sykes and John Legend… we’re adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that’s the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship.” ~ Henry Louis Gates
  26. “I went to college on a classical piano scholarship. My grandmother made me practice one full hour a day. Every day. Man. I thought all she wanted was for me not to have any fun. Next thing you know, you have a career in music. Now, not everybody’s going to go on and be Mozart or Michael Jackson. But music makes you smarter.” ~ Jamie Foxx
  27. “I’m not only a lawyer, I have a post-doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I’ve worked in serious scholarship … my husband and I have raised five kids, we’ve raised 23 foster children. We’ve applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids.” ~ Michele Bachmann
  28. “I got into Julliard on almost a full scholarship.” ~ Christine Baranski

  29. “My mother was devoted to helping people – with my father’s money! – who had great voices but didn’t have the financial means to study music. He and my mum gave away dozens of music scholarships, and my mum opened a school in town, introduced opera to children and created fantastic programmes.” ~ Salma Hayek
  30. “What I didn’t know at the time [of my scholarship] was that the ceramic class was not really a very good class. This was many years ago and should not reflect on the conditions at the Art Institute of Chicago to this day, but we didn’t know anything and we started to learn about how to work with clay.” ~ Warren MacKenzie
  31. “I just wanted to be a composer; I became an actor by default, really. I got a scholarship to a college of music and drama, hoping to take a scholarship in music. But I ended up as an acting student, so I’ve stuck with that for the last 50-odd years.” ~ Anthony Hopkins , College scholarship quotes
  32. “I’d tell any girl who continues to love gymnastics enough to want pursue a college scholarship to keep pushing yourself 100% in the gym every single day.” ~ Gabby Douglas

  33. “Biblical archaeology was developed early in this century in an effort to substantiate the authenticity of the Biblical account. It’s by now generally recognized in Biblical scholarship that it has done the opposite. The Bible is not a historical text, and has only vague resemblances to what took place, as far as can be reconstructed. For example, whether Israel ever existed is not clear; if so, it was probably a small kingdom somewhere in the hills, apparently virtually unknown to the Egyptians.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  34. “Actually, music gave me the support when I needed it. I would never have gone to college unless I’d gotten a piano scholarship. And now I’m so glad I got to learn to play the cello, which is a different experience, you’re flexing a different muscle, but it’s beautiful because it is music.” ~ Jamie Foxx
  35. “The thing is, people don’t understand that girls right now are being forced to have to pick one or the other. You are being forced to have to choose wrestling or an education. I got a scholarship going to school in Canada, but it was pretty expensive because I was an international student. And so for some girls right now, they don’t have the means or the opportunities to do both. A lot of girls are obviously choosing an education because you need a future and a career and everything, and wrestling can’t promise everyone that. I think that’s a huge barrier.” ~ Helen Maroulis
  36. “I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist – a wonderful thing for a writer.” ~ Neil Gaiman

  37. “I went to graduate film school at NYU, and at first I didn’t get a degree, because I took a scholarship that was supposed to pay my tuition, and I used it to make a film. For the longest time, I never actually graduated. And about 70 percent of the things I learned there I had to unlearn, but 30 percent was really valuable. It’s like Mark Twain said, “Don’t let school get in the way of your education.”” ~ Jim Jarmusch
  38. “I remember as a kid having the offer of a scholarship, that it was going to be like going to Mars, and deciding to stay in my public school.” ~ Edward Norton
  39. “Larry [ Laurenzano] said to me one day near the end of junior high, “Jon, are you Jewish?” I said, “No.” And he said, “Well neither am I. I’m not sure of Caesar DiMauro, but he teaches at the JCC and I got you a scholarship there.”” ~ Jon Gordon
  40. “Women’s sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women’s sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.” ~ Billie Jean King

  41. “When people denounced [former Iranian president Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad for rejecting and criminalizing homosexuality, it should be remembered that was true of the United States until very recently. Women’s rights were unheard of. Civil rights proponents were horribly treated, not just in the South. It was awful there, but pretty bad here. Environmental issues did not exist. Opposition to aggression was virtually zero. In fact, so little, that to this day, even scholarship mentions the Vietnam War as beginning in 1965.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  42. “What do you have in mind after you graduate?” What I always thought I had in mind was getting some big scholarship to graduate school or a grant to study all over Europe, and then I thought I’d be a professor and write books of poems or write books of poems and be an editor of some sort. Usually I had these plans on the tip of my tongue. “I don’t really know,” I heard myself say. I felt a deep shock, hearing myself say that, because the minute I said it, I knew it was true.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  43. “I was cleaning out the pigsty at a farm in Wales, where my mother had rented a room, when the results of my final school exam were handed to me by the postman, along with the news that I had a state scholarship to Oxford. I had waited for this letter for so many weeks that I had abandoned hope, deciding that I had failed ignominiously.” ~ Nina Bawden
  44. “I was always more of a film guy than an athlete guy. I had an art scholarship at Western.” ~ Terry Crews

  45. “Only when he has published his ideas and findings has the scientist made his contribution, and only when he has thus made it part of the public domain of scholarship can he truly lay claim to it as his own. For his claim resides only in the recognition accorded by peers in the social system of science through reference to his work.” ~ Robert K. Merton
  46. “I think the only time I doubted myself was my senior year in high school. I was not offered a Division I scholarship. I remember a scout from Ohio State coming in and looking at my film. He was all excited to meet me. Then he met me and I was 5’10” and he said that I was not a Division I quarterback.” ~ Doug Flutie
  47. “I like this thought: Your mind is a cupboard, and you stock the shelves. Let us make certain that our cupboard shelves, and those of our family members, are stocked with the things which will provide safety to our souls and enable us to return to our Father in Heaven. Such shelves could well be stocked with gospel scholarship, faith, prayer, love, service, obedience, example, and kindness” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  48. “The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely, is not something alien that must be grafted onto science. On the contrary, it is integral to science, as also to scholarship in general.” ~ John Charles Polanyi

  49. “We give scholarships to high school kids and a new library of books to every preschool child in the county where I was born. I didn’t have books at home so I did all my reading at school. I love books and I believe that helping kids to read gives them a great start in life.” ~ Dolly Parton
  50. “Mathematicians can and do fill in gaps, correct errors, and supply more detail and more careful scholarship when they are called on or motivated to do so. Our system is quite good at producing reliable theorems that can be solidly backed up. It’s just that the reliability does not primarily come from mathematicians formally checking formal arguments; it comes from mathematicians thinking carefully and critically about mathematical ideas.” ~ William Thurston
  51. “I think I have music in me! I had a scholarship to study singing at one point, and I’ve never really done anything about it. I’ve done some music on stage, but it’s been a long time. It would be kind of fun.” ~ Garret Dillahunt
  52. “I’m not much interested in travelling scholarships for women – or in fact in scholarships, tout court! – they’d much better stay at home and mind the baby. Still less am I interested in scholarships for female Yids.” ~ Edith Wharton

  53. “I think feminist pedagogy should not simply expose students to a particularized academic scholarship but that it should also envision the possibility of activism and struggle outside the academy.” ~ Chandra Talpade Mohanty
  54. “When I was in college, I lost my scholarship one year. I had enough money for tuition, but not room and board. So I camped in the hills.” ~ Robert Hass
  55. “I was always the kid on scholarship, I was a soloist with my company, I’d been working with the symphony since I was 14.” ~ Summer Glau
  56. “Although my other ambition was to be a musical theater star (and I would attend college on a voice scholarship), writing was never far from my mind.” ~ Alex Flinn

  57. “In America, if you want to make it as a golfer, you go to college on a scholarship. In Australia, you go to the airport with a plane ticket. The competition just isn’t there.” ~ Stuart Appleby
  58. “I never even wanted to be an actress. I studied mass communication and wanted to study law in Newcastle, for which I even got a scholarship. But by then, I had started modelling. So, I took a year off to decide what to do. But once you are used to working, it’s difficult to get back to studies.” ~ Esha Gupta
  59. “I do not remember having felt, as a boy, any passion for mathematics, and such notions as I may have had of the career of a mathematician were far from noble. I thought of mathematics in terms of examinations and scholarships: I wanted to beat other boys, and this seemed to be the way in which I could do so most decisively.” ~ G. H. Hardy
  60. “I was raised in a working class family of Baptist faith, and I went to college on a church scholarship where early teachings were reinforced. Abortion was wrong, I was taught.” ~ Dick Gephardt

  61. “I didn’t get the degree because in my last year, for my thesis film I made a feature called Permanent Vacation and they’d given me a scholarship, the Louis B Mayer fellowship and they made a mistake.” ~ Jim Jarmusch
  62. “I didn’t get an athletics scholarship at a major school.” ~ Edwin Moses
  63. “I think the colleges should be free to give athletes less than a full scholarship, no scholarship and more than a scholarship. And the athletes should be free to bargain.” ~ Taylor Branch

  64. “Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message.” ~ Charles M. Vest
  65. “Economists, on the whole, think well of what they do themselves and much less well of what their professional colleagues do.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

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