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Erudition

Total Quotes : 9
Generation

I have to hold a meeting with the rising generation every evening, and that takes time. Henry can say, 'Twinkle, twinkle,' all himself, and Edward can repeat it after his father! Giants of genius! Paragons of erudition!

- Adoniram Judson

Book Skull

Erudition - dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.

- Ambrose Bierce

Thoughts Cried

If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Poem Cultural

A poet's cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem.

- Douglas Dunn

Chance However

However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute.

- Frederick Reines

Fruit Bearing

Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Which Burdened

I would hardly say that I have a rich knowledge of anything in particular, but I do seem to be burdened with an unseemly appetite for intellectual and artistic erudition, which, for the sake of balance, I keep well harnessed to a reliable sense of the absurd.

- Thomas Steinbeck

Reading More

Erudition - that is, reading, writing, and arithmetic - is taught in the schools; but where is the more important quality, character, taught? Nowhere in particular. There is no authorized training for children in character.

- Robert Baden-Powell

Show Writers

Writers who used to show off their erudition no longer sing in the bare ruined choir of the media.

- William Safire