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learner, or someone who attends an educational institution

Students are people who are engaged in learning, particularly those who attend an educational institution. In some nations, the English term (or its cognate in another language) is reserved for those who attend university, while a schoolchild under the age of eighteen is called a pupil in English (or an equivalent in other languages). In its widest use, student is used for anyone who is learning.


  • It is necessary to be particularly on your guard with regard to the young ladies, into whose company you are introduced - it is perfectly well understood in society that ladies may shew to youths in the position of Private Pupils a sort of kindness and attention, which they would not think of shewing if these youths were a little older and more out of the world.
    • Charles Dodgson Letters to Skeffington Dodgson from his Father (1990) p. 11
  • Where should the scholar live? In solitude, or in society? in the green stillness of the country, where he can hear the heart of Nature beat, or in the dark, gray town where he can hear and feel the throbbing heart of man?
  • And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
    And shining morning face, creeping like snail
    Unwillingly to school.
  • He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one;
    Exceeding wise, fair-spoken, and persuading;
    Lofty and sour to them that lov'd him not;
    But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.
  • And with unwearied fingers drawing out
    The lines of life, from living knowledge hid.
    • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1589-96), Book IV, Canto II, Stanza 48.
  • GEOFFREY STONE, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and its former dean, told me he believes that the integrity of the legal system requires rules designed to prevent innocent people from being punished, and that these same principles should apply on campus. But he is concerned that severe sanctions are being imposed without the necessary protections for the accused. As he wrote in HuffPost, “For a college or university to expel a student for sexual assault is a matter of grave consequence both for the institution and for the student. Such an expulsion will haunt the student for the rest of his days, especially in the world of the Internet. Indeed, it may well destroy his chosen career prospects.”
  • UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS ARE in an unenviable place today. Students arriving on campus are, by many measures, less socially developed than were those of previous generations. They have dated less and spent less time hanging out with one another without adults present. They also have less experience with alcohol, but suddenly encounter an environment in which binge drinking is a norm. Without a doubt, these characteristics make many students particularly vulnerable to assault. They also create an environment in which sexual experimentation followed by shame or regret is common, as is poor communication by both parties.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 756-57.
  • Rocking on a lazy billow
    With roaming eyes,
    Cushioned on a dreamy pillow,
    Thou art now wise.
    Wake the power within thee slumbering,
    Trim the plot that's in thy keeping,
    Thou wilt bless the task when reaping
    Sweet labour's prize.
  • Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look,
    The fields his study, nature was his book.
  • Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school-fees are heavy.
  • The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort, is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
  • The studious class are their own victims; they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption,—pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism. If you come near them and see what conceits they entertain—they are abstractionists, and spend their days and nights in dreaming some dream; in expecting the homage of society to some precious scheme built on a truth, but destitute of proportion in its presentment, of justness in its application, and of all energy of will in the schemer to embody and vitalize it.
  • The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
  • Ah, pensive scholar, what is fame?
    A fitful tongue of leaping flame;
    A giddy whirlwind's fickle gust,
    That lifts a pinch of mortal dust;
    A few swift years, and who can show
    Which dust was Bill, and which was Joe?

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