A. Lawrence Lowell on the Accumulation of Knowledge

“[On why universities have so much learning] ‘The freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none out, to it accumulates through the years.”

A. Lawrence Lowell

Quoted in Reader’s Digest, May 1949

Excerpted from: Shapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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