47 Scholastic Quotes On Success In Life

These scholastic quotes will inspire you. Scholastic of or concerning schools and education or relating to or characteristic of medieval scholasticism.

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

Best Scholastic Quotes

  1. “We live in a highly competitive society, each of us trying to outdo the other in wealth, in popularity or social prestige, in dress, in scholastic grades or golf scores. One is often tempted to say that conflict, rather than cooperation, is the great governing principle of human life.” ~ S. I. Hayakawa
  2. “No amount of scholastic attainment, of able and profound exposition of brilliant and stirring eloquence can atone for the absence of a deep impassioned sympathetic love for human souls.” ~ David Brainerd
  3. “Whether the flower looks better in the nosegay than in the meadow where it grew and we had to wet our feet to get it! Is the scholastic air any advantage?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  4. “Education is the foundation of success. Just as scholastic skills are vitally important, so are financial skills and communication skills.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

  5. “By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children.” ~ Mark Foley
  6. “It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.” ~ James S. Coleman
  7. “I have always said to young artists that scholastic training and the studying of art history are crucial to fully developing as an artist.” ~ LeRoy Neiman
  8. “No one will burn out doing aerobic running. It is too much anaerobic running, which the American scholastic athletic system tends to put young athletes through, that burns them out.” ~ Arthur Lydiard

  9. “There are two ways of forming an opinion. One is the scientific method; the other, the scholastic. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all-important, and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything, and facts are junked when they do not fit theory.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  10. “All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before a single word: faith.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. “His [Turgot’s] first important literary and scholastic effort was a treatise On the Existence of God. Few fragments of it remain, but we are helped to understand him when we learn that he asserted, and to the end of his life maintained, his belief in an Almighty Creator and Upholder of the Universe. It did, indeed, at a later period suit the purposes of his enemies, exasperated by his tolerant spirit and his reforming plans, to proclaim him an atheist; but that sort of charge has been the commonest of missiles against troublesome thinkers in all times.” ~ Andrew Dickson White
  12. “Aristotle can be regarded as the father of logic. But his logic is too scholastic, full of subtleties, and fundamentally has not been of much value to the human understanding. It is a dialectic and an organon for the art of disputation.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  13. “My picture [A Boat Passing a Lock, 1823-6] is liked at the [Royal] Academy, indeed it forms a decided feature and its light can not be put out. Because it is the light of nature – the Mother of all that is valuable in poetry – painting or anything else… my execution annoys most of them and all the scholastic ones – perhaps the scarifies I make for ‘lightness’ and ‘brightness’ is too much but these things are the essence of Landscape.” ~ John Constable
  14. “historical research of the truly scholastic kind is not connected with human beings at all. It is a pure study, like higher mathematics.” ~ C. V. Wedgwood
  15. “Our belief in salvation through the market is very much in the Utopian tradition. The economists and managers are the servants of God. Like the medieval scholastics, their only job is to uncover the divine plan. They could never create or stop it. At most they might aspire to small alterations.” ~ John Ralston Saul
  16. “I have been dealing with those types of complicated things and my scholastic background, so I think that helps me – my nutrition and my understanding of the human body, and the processes for recovery and proper dietary restrictions.” ~ Chris Algieri

  17. “From it genesis twelve hundred years ago to today, Islamic philosophy (al-hikmah; al-falsafah) has been one of the major intellectual traditions within the Islamic world, and it has influenced and been influenced by many other intellectual perspectives, including Scholastic theology (kalam) and doctrinal Sufism (al-ma’rifah or al-tasawwuf al-‘ilmi) and theoretical gnosis (‘irfan-i nazari).” ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  18. “The centre of the universe and only rotates on its axis without going from east to west, is a very dangerous attitude and one calculated not only to arouse all Scholastic philosophers and theologians but also to injure our holy faith by contradicting the Scriptures.” ~ Robert Bellarmine
  19. “The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.” ~ George Santayana
  20. “Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.” ~ David Hume

  21. “Stop,” I said. “Please do not further endorken yourself to me. You have great hair and a car that is most fly, and you have just saved me with your mad ninja driving skills, so do not sully your heroic hottie image in my mind by further reciting your nerdy scholastic agenda. Don’t tell me what you’re studying, Steve, tell me what’s in your soul. What haunts you?” And he was like, “Dude, you need to cut back on the caffeine.” ~ Christopher Moore
  22. “In the words of a very famous dead person, ‘A nation that does not know its history is doomed to do poorly on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.” ~ Dave Barry
  23. “Some words have multiple meanings. Scholastic, aware that I’m allergic to preservatives, kindly got someone to translate the phrase “I can only eat food without preservatives” into Italian. They warned me, however, as they taught me how to say it, that the Italian word for “preservatives” is the same as the word for “condom.” So that I should be careful how I look when I say it.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater
  24. “He shook his head, absorbed in one of his feats of memory, those brief periods of scholastic rapture where he lost touch with the world around him, absorbed completely in conjuring up knowledge from all its sources.” ~ Diana Gabaldon

  25. “Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child who’s self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car.”” ~ George Carlin
  26. “It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its natural functions by artificial means. Thus we suppress the child’s curiosity and then when he lacks a natural interest in learning he is offered special coaching for his scholastic difficulties.” ~ Alice Duer Miller
  27. “Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.” ~ Johann Georg Hamann
  28. “My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high school and was awarded a college scholarship. Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could continue to support his family.” ~ Tony Visconti

  29. “By the age of three, the child has already laid down the foundations of his personality as a human being, and only then does he need the help of special scholastic influences. So great are the conquests he has made that one may well say: the child who goes to school at three is already a little man.” ~ Maria Montessori
  30. “But to read all Scripture narratives as if they were eye-witness reports in a modern newspaper, and to ignore the poetic and imaginative form in which they are sometimes couched, would be no less a violation of the canons of evangelical literalism than the allegorizing of the Scholastics was.” ~ J. I. Packer
  31. “The purpose of democracy – supplanting old belief in the necessary absoluteness of establish’d dynastic rulership, temporal, ecclesiastical, and scholastic, as furnishing the only security against chaos, crime, and ignorance – is, through many transmigrations, and amid endless ridicules, arguments, and ostensible failures” ~ Walt Whitman
  32. “No matter how you may excel in the art of Karate, and in your scholastic endeavors, nothing is more important than your behavior and your humanity as observed in daily life.” ~ Gichin Funakoshi

  33. “The term SAT is a set of initials, or autonym, standing for Scholastic Attitude Treaty Organization.” ~ Dave Barry
  34. “The most successful businessmen were often uneducated when measured by the scholastic standards of the teaching profession. But they were equal to their social function of adjusting production to the most urgent demand. Because of these merits the consumers chose them for business leadership.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  35. “Schools are, indeed, one important method of the transmission which forms the dispositions of the immature; but it is only one means, and, compared with other agencies, a relatively superficial means. Only as we have grasped the necessity of more fundamental and persistent modes of tuition can we make sure of placing the scholastic methods in their true context.” ~ John Dewey
  36. “Since the Middle Ages, people have been writing about angels. Angelology was actually at one point a scholastic discipline.” ~ Danielle Trussoni

  37. “I’m arrogant enough to tell you that I’m smart enough to have scored higher on my Scholastic Aptitude Test than any US president whose SAT score has been made public. I even scored higher than ex-presidential candidate Al Gore, whose SAT score was so high, it was deemed as potentially off-putting to voters.” ~ Jim Goad
  38. “I really think music in school is vital. Some pivotal moments in my life were my childhood scholastic experiences with music – teachers who found out I could sing, and encouraged me, or teachers who turned me on to music or bands I hadn’t yet heard.” ~ Dave Smalley
  39. “Now, you receive all your ideas; therefore you receive your wish, you wish therefore necessarily. The word “liberty” does not therefore belong in any way to your will….The will, therefore, is not a faculty that one can call free. A free will is an expression absolutely void of sense, and what the scholastics have called will of indifference, that is to say willing without cause, is a chimera unworthy of being combated.” ~ Voltaire
  40. “I have been in the scholastic profession long enough to know that nobody enters it unless he has some very good reason that he is anxious to conceal.” ~ Evelyn Waugh

  41. “Unless a woman has a decided pleasure and facility in teaching, an honest knowledge of everything she professes to impart, a liking for children, and, above all, a strong moral sense of her responsibility towards them, for her to attempt to enroll herself in the scholastic order is absolute profanation.” ~ Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
  42. “The land is the appointed remedy for whatever is false and fantastic in our culture. The continent we inhabit is to be physic andfood for our mind, as well as our body. The land, with its tranquilizing, sanative influences, is to repair the errors of a scholastic and traditional education, and bring us to just relations with men and things.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “Once again the Naderites were onstage attacking the Educational Testing Service – the organization which develops and administers the scholastic aptitude tests…the reason for the wax is that the E.T.S. tests persist in showing some people to be smarter than others. And if some people are smarter than others, there might actually be some justification for an economic system in which some people have more money and authority than others.” ~ Daniel Seligman
  44. “College is a secluded life of scholastic vegetation” ~ Vera Brittain

  45. “Truth must be dug up from the past and presented to the circle of scholastics in scientific form and then through stories and dramatizations that will permeate our educational system.” ~ Carter G. Woodson
  46. “when Christian theology becomes traditionalism and men fail to hold and use it as they do a living language, it becomes an obstacle, not a help to religious conviction. To the greatest of the early Fathers and the great scholastics theology was a language which, like all language, had a grammar and a vocabulary from the past, but which they used to express all the knowledge and experience of their own time as well.” ~ Lily Dougall
  47. “I went to Performing Arts because that was the only school that would accept me. My scholastic level was not very high.” ~ Al Pacino

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