Scholar Quotes

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Tamora Pierce
“Someday I must read this scholar Everyone. He seems to have written so much--all of it wrong.”
Tamora Pierce, Emperor Mage

David Eddings
“The old man was peering intently at the shelves. 'I'll have to admit that he's a very competent scholar.'
Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?'
That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.”
David Eddings, King of the Murgos

أبو حيان التوحيدي
“يظن الغمر أن الكتب تهدى ... ... أخاً فهم لإدراك العلوم
وما يدرى الجهول بأن فيها ... ... غوامض حيرت عقل الفهيم
إذا رمت العلوم بغير شيخ ... ... ضللت عن الصراط المستقيم
وتلتبس الأمور عليك حتى ... ... تصير أضل من 'توما الحكيم”
أبو حيان التوحيدي

Elizabeth Gilbert
“A Sanskrit word appeared in the paragraph: ANTEVASIN. It means, ‘one who lives at the border.’ In ancient times, this was a literal description. It indicated a person who had left the bustling center of worldly life to go live at the edge of the forest where the spiritual masters dwelled. The antevasin was not of the villager’s anymore-not a householder with a conventional life. But neither was he yet a transcendent-not one of those sages who live deep in the unexplored woods, fully realized. The antevasin was an in-betweener. He was a border-dweller. He lived in sight of both worlds, but he looked toward the unknown. And he was a scholar.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Frank Beddor
“Well now," the scholar went on, "I'm just an old fuddy-duddy who could use a tan, so you needn't grant my opinion any authority, but I consider the queendom lucky that a handful of Milliners and their children lived incognito among the population during Redd's tyranny.”
Frank Beddor, Seeing Redd

“There's no crying in the rank book.”
William Morton

M.F. Moonzajer
“You are a religious and a scholar; what the fuck?”
M.F. Moonzajer

Alexandre Dumas
“I'd rather have ten soldiers to guard than a single scholar.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Black Tulip

Parker J. Palmer
“A scholar is committed to building on knowledge that others have gathered, correcting it, confirming it, enlarging it. ”
Parker Palmer

Nick Harkaway
“Am I a fraud, then, or a scholar? I am both, of course, as we all are. Half of what I know I do not believe. Half of what I believe I cannot prove. For the rest, I hope to muddle through and my mistakes go without comment.”
Nick Harkaway, Gnomon

أبو حيان التوحيدي
“Inexperience people think that books will lead the one of intellect to understanding. But the ignoramus doesn't know that in these books are ambiguos that will confuse even the most intelligent of people. If you try to learn this knowledge without a teacher you will go astray and affairs will become so confusing to you that you will be more astray than Toma*, the physician.

*توما الحكيم”
Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī

Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
“A great thinker does not necessarily have to discover a master idea but has to rediscover and to affirm a true but forgotten, ignored or misunderstood master idea and interpret it in all the diverse aspects of thought not previously done, in a powerful and consistent way, despite surrounding ignorance and opposition. This criterion we think would include all prophets and their true followers among the Muslim scholars. He is both a great and original thinker who brings new meanings and interpretations to old ideas, thereby providing both continuity and originality to the important intellectual and cultural problems of his time and through it, of mankind. Thus the brilliant interpretations of scholars and sages like al-Ghazali and Mulla Sadra then, and Iqbal and al-Attas now, deserve to be recognized and acknowledged as manifesting certain qualities of greatness and originality.”
Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, Filsafat dan Praktik Pendidikan Islam Syed M. Naquib Al-Attas

E.M. Forster
“This constant reference to genius is another characteristic of the pseudo-scholar. He loves mentioning genius, because the sound of the word exempts him from discovering its meaning.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

Shunya
“The information and knowledge enters in your mind and grows on your head like a horn. You can use that horn to fight, argue, impress and compete with others.

The spiritual knowledge is supposed to activate your Inner roots but your mind starts growing this too as a horn. That is why a student can never progress on spiritual path, only a disciple can.”
Shunya

Isaac Asimov
“Unfortunately, an uninformed public tends to confuse scholarship with magicianry, and love life seems to be that factor which requires the largest quantity of magical tinkering.”
Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy

Samuel Johnson
“To talk in public, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to enquire and answer enquiries, is the business of a scholar. He wanders about the world without pomp or terror, and is neither known nor valued but by men like himself.”
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Ehsan Sehgal
“To pretend or simulate, as the scholar and conceptual oneself over all others that, uncovers the subconscious ignorance. Since the subconscious capacitates the sober prudence to the consciousness; otherwise, that fails to prevail.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“A learned person learns the knowledge only from the worldly books that can be the inferior and inauthentic, but a scholar covers the perfect knowledge of the books, and vision and some extent from spiritualism that discusses the present, entity, and creative points, to guide the discourse and that happens with the perfection and beauty.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“Lévi-Strauss is a very conservative man,' Foucault avowed. 'And sometimes he behaves very badly . He writes too many books, which keeps him enclosed in his study. Consequently, he doesn't know the world. Scholars make a great mistake in endeavoring to write and publish all they have to say. We should write only a few good books and leave it to our students to complete the tasks we have begun. Otherwise the scholar spends too little time int the world and does not get to know the world.”
Simeon Wade, Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death]

Arnold Hauser
“For the artists the humanists were the guarantors of their intellectual status, and the humanists themselves recognized the value of art as a mean of propaganda for the ideas on which their own intellectual supremacy is based.”
Arnold Hauser, The Social History of Art: Volume 2: Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque

“Fieldworkers must build a community of sentiment, with local and long-distance members, that opposes the competitive individualism of academia. The lone scholar is a sociological impossibility. Our “individual” works rely on language, literatures, and feedback from colleagues (Becker, 1986).”
Sherryl Kleinman, Emotions and Fieldwork

William Shakespeare
“Marcellus: Thou art a scholar; speak to it, Horatio.”
William Shakespeare

“This does not mean that laypeople should not read Hadith; however, credible scholars should be consulted before coming to any conclusion, especially on matters of law and creed, because these texts are meant to be approached with a specific methodology.”
Emad Hamdeh, The Necessity of the Hadith in Islam

John Arthur
“Get to know what true friendship really is. Being a scholar doesn't make you a friendship icon.”
John Arthur

“To revolt on behalf of an ignorant people, is like to set yourself on fire in order to light the way for a blind man!”
Muhammad Rasheed Rida

“Whoever wishes to be a scholar must endeavour to study.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Osamu Dazai
“Poverty and scholarship, it would seem, have always gone hand in hand, and one can't help but wonder why that should be.”
Osamu Dazai, Blue Bamboo: Japanese Tales of Fantasy

Gaelen Foley
“As it happens, I have a terrible weakness for books."
"What kinds of books?"
"All kinds." Her white shoulders lifted in a charming little shrug, momentarily fascinating him. "History, science, natural philosophy."
"Really?" Born and bred for action, he had never been much of a scholar himself.
"Oh, yes. The ancients. Traveler's tales. And... Gothic novels," she admitted, biting her lip with an impish twinkle in her eyes. "Ghosts and curses and such.”
Gaelen Foley, My Dangerous Duke

Gaelen Foley
“My mother's dearest wish was for me to have the sort of education usually reserved for a son."
"Why is that?"
She shrugged. "She disliked having been so sheltered at her convent school. The nuns wanted to mold young ladies who were virtuous, not learned, and when France went mad, she resented having been molded into a beautiful, helpless damsel, unprepared to fend for herself in any particular.
"She convinced my father that that must never be allowed to happen to me. That I must be molded with great independence, and raised to be able to care for myself. She wanted to make sure that if the world ever went to hell in a handbasket again in my day, as in hers, that I would be able to survive.”
Gaelen Foley, My Dangerous Duke

Gaelen Foley
“Kate was especially intrigued by entries in the book showing scientific notations for chemical compounds.
The long, complicated sequences of elements left her wondering what sort of substances these ingredients produced. Had her ancestors managed to preserve some of Valerian's ancient formulas for alchemy potions?”
Gaelen Foley, My Dangerous Duke

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