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" The universities of the 21st century are going to be the smokestacks of the century. "
" We play very fine schools on any given day. "
" A truly great university is a nucleus of artistic expression. It fosters creative, critical thought, and serves as a platform for civil discourse. "
" I believe that it is higher education's purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream. "
" I'm the seventh chancellor at Vanderbilt; Bobby Johnson is the 25th head football coach. That shows a lack of commitment to attract and retain. "
" I tend to deal with most issues with humor... always have and always will. "
" Jewish students, by culture and by ability and by the very nature of their liveliness, make a university a much more habitable place in terms of intellectual life. "
" My mouth is sore from continually extracting my foot from it. "
" I'm probably one of most quotable guys in America. "
" Intellectual curiosity drove Einstein to some of the world's most important discoveries. "
" The Ohio State University has a rich - if quiet - heritage of the arts. "
" Every time I get a lot of money, I cry, and I got a lot of tears left. "
" Everyone wrote our obituary but us and the coaches and the kids who stayed with us. The obit was, 'Vanderbilt will have to leave the Southeastern Conference. All the coaches are leaving, and all the students are transferring.' "
" I believe everything learned in college is an answer to a question that someone has posed. Questions get posed differently and the answers that come back transport us to places we never knew existed. "
" The notion of the large, massive public university that can exist in isolated splendor is dead. "
" Poland not only has a capable military but also is strong economically and does not need money being raised for it. "
" Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform of interdisciplinary academic programs, world-class scholars, outstanding students, and extensive research capabilities. "
" I love this university, and although I might be retiring from the presidency, my work with Ohio State will continue. "
" Online is ridiculous. Places like Ohio State bring people here together, and students teach each other. "
" At least for me, I believe that one learns from one's mistakes. And I made significant mistakes, and I learned from them. "
" Being president of a major public university is the most political nonpolitical office around. "
" I believe that the future is determined by the great public universities. They educate 80 percent of the students and make the American Dream available. "
" So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible. "
" I simply take serious issues seriously, but I do not take myself seriously. "
" I believe being president of a private institution is a remarkable experience, but at Ohio State, it's a calling. "
" I did not want to go anywhere where I would be interim. "
" I've been president of Brown and chancellor of Vanderbilt, where they have very high completion rates. "
" People look at me like I'm crazy when I say that our greatest partnership here at Ohio State should be with the community colleges. "
" You have great athletic directors, you let them run it; you keep yourself informed, but I'm not the athletic director. I'm the president of the university. "
" Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious. "
" In a very complex world, you can no longer expect everyone to be great at everything. "