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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
We have associations to things. We have, you know, we have associations to tables and to - and to dogs and to cats and to Harvard professors, and that's the way the mind works. It's an association machine.
The mistake isn't releasing something bad. The mistake is to launch it and get PR people involved. You don't want people to start amping up expectations for an early version of your product. The best entrepreneurship happens in low-stakes environments where no one is paying attention, like Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room at Harvard.
I never planned my career. I never planned to be president of Harvard. People would have thought I was crazy, probably, at the age of 8 or 10 or 20, if I had said that. So what I would say to people planning their careers is to be ready to improvise. Be ready to follow up on opportunities as they unfold.
Drew Gilpin Faust
When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
M. H. Abrams
Harvard freshmen are smart, interested, and excited, and it's fun hearing their different perspectives and stuff that they will share.
I feel like my 50 years at Harvard were an interlude. I'm really a New Yorker.
I sometimes think that when he was at Harvard Law School, Mr. Obama cut class the day they got to the separation of powers, 'cause he seems to consider it not just an inconvenience but an indignity that, although he got 270 electoral votes and therefore gets to be president, he didn't get everything.
I went into Harvard one way and came out a different person... It's the air at Harvard; it's like a Renaissance court.
In not having an appointment at Harvard, I'm in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously, in particular women of color.
It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
John F. Kennedy
In 1967 I entered Harvard as a freshman, confident - in the way that only 17-year-olds are - that I could change the world. My major was African Studies, and my plan was to travel to Tanzania, where President Julius Nyerere was creating a government based on democracy and socialism.
I give a speech to the black freshmen at Harvard each year, and I say, 'You can like Mozart and ice hockey...' - and then I used to say 'golf,' but Tiger took over golf! - 'and Picasso and still be as black as the ace of spades.'
Henry Louis Gates
Harvard makes mistakes too, you know. Kissinger taught there.
Harvard is the home of American ideas.
P. J. O'Rourke
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I began playing Monopoly for real when I was 26 years old. Today, my wife and I have approximately 1,400 little green houses - each paying us monthly. You do not have to be a rocket scientist or have a Harvard degree to play Monopoly for real.
I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I was always a huge fan of E. E. Cummings. He did a series of lectures at Harvard or Princeton, and they were recorded. And they were incredibly moving.
When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it.
If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.
There are a few other things that I built when I was at Harvard that were kind of smaller versions of Facebook. One such program was this program called Match. People could enter the different courses that they were taking, and see what other courses would be correlated with the courses they are taking.
I hope that one day when I'll go back to Pakistan, I will build a university like Harvard.
The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
I realized very early in life what my abilities and limitations were, and foreign languages was definitely one of my limitations. With strenuous effort, I just barely passed my French class at Harvard so I could graduate.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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