Quotation of the Week 32

“In examinations those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.” Walter Raleigh, Laughter from a Cloud, ‘Some thoughts on examinations’, 1923. »

Quotation of the week 27

“No academic person is ever voted into the chair until he has reached an age at which he has forgotten the meaning of the word ‘irrelevant’ ” Francis M. Cornford, Microcosmographia Academica, 1908 »

Quotation of the Week 26

The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent Mr Toad. (Keneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908) »