10 quotes to inspire you before your first day of university

What is the purpose of a pithy saying? Sometimes we just need to be encouraged or given that extra shove when we’re uncertain of where we’re going or why.

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Such uplifting and soul-searching words of wisdom, often from people much wiser and more advanced in years, is all we need to marshal forth the energies to move forward.

Since many of you incoming students might be feeling unsure of the new journey your taking on, we here at the Brock Press have searched the internet high and low for the most inspiring quotes we could find.

1. Kim Kardashian: “I went to college for four years.” Enough said.

2. George Lorimer, journalist and author: “Colleges don’t make fools, they only develop them.”

3. Anonymous, probably a philosophy major: “The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you might never make any real money.” At least they prepare you for a career at McDonald’s.

4. John Ciardi, American poet and etymologist: “A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.”

5. Bill Vaughan, American columnist and author: “Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his [kids] to college.”

6. Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist: “Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”

7. Robert Frost, Anglo-American poet: “College is a refuge from hasty judgement.”

8. G.K. Chesterton, English writer and Christian apologist: “Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”

9. Fred Allen, comedian and radio broadcaster: “I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.” One way to get rid of OSAP nice and easy.

10. Robert Orben, comedian and speech writer: “A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that “individuality” is the key to success.”

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