quote by Paul Lansky

I was hired for a really excellent academic job early in my life; I was twenty-five when I started at Princeton and I got tenure early on. I really didn't deserve this; I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

— Paul Lansky

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And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy.

Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones.

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong.

I am a product of affirmative action.

I am the perfect affirmative action baby. I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south Bronx. My test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale. Not so far off so that I wasn't able to succeed at those institutions.

I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue.

I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.

I was supposed to be a doctor. I was supposed to go to Princeton. And everything I was supposed to do I didn't.

I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a half-time instructor.

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.

The Arab world is also the world that produced some of the greatest improvements in mathematics and in science. Even today, when a Princeton mathematician does an algorithm, he may not remember that "algorithm" derived from the name al-Khwarizmi, who is a ninth-century Arab mathematician.

Princeton is a wonderful little spot. A quaint and ceremonious village of puny demigods on stilts.

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before.

I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run.

I left Princeton, but I graduated Harvard, in 1952.

At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes.

knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in.

In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views. (The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University, page 214)

I went to Princeton High School, when I was very serious about being an artist.

I was in a theatre family but I didn't want to become an actor.

Albert Einstein, who discovered that a tiny amount of mass is equal to a huge amount of energy, which explains why, as Einstein himself so eloquently put it in a famous 1939 speech to the Physics Department at Princeton, 'You have to exercise for a week to work off the thigh fat from a single Snickers.'

Barry L. Jacobs and colleagues from the neuroscience program at Princeton University showed that when mice ran every day on an exercise wheel, they developed more brain cells and they learned faster than sedentary controls. I believe in mice.

That was always my experience-a poor boy in a rich town;

a poor boy in a rich boy's school; a poor boy in a rich man's club at Princeton .... However, I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works.

I'm a graduate of Princeton, and I just want to say you don't have to go to an Ivy League school to be on the Supreme Court.

Princeton University's campus environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for architecture to act as a social condenser.

I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy.

I didn't go to Harvard or Princeton, but I can count - the defunding box canyon is a tactic that will fail and weaken our position.

I was fortunate to get a scholarship when I went to Lehigh University and Princeton. They were both wonderful schools. Somebody was kind enough to spend their money to educate people that they would never get to know. That's what I think philanthropy is about.

One of the memorable moments of my life was when Willard Libby came to Princeton with a little jar full of crystals of barium xenate. A stable compound, looking like common salt, but much heavier. This was the magic of chemistry, to see xenon trapped into a crystal.

The strength of my Princeton teams has always been attitude, intelligence and discipline.

Princeton is no longer a thing for Princeton men to please themselves with.

Princeton is a thing with which Princeton men must satisfy the country.

This little world, this little state, this little commonwealth of our own.

The men--the undergraduates of Yale and Princeton are cleaner, healthier, better-looking, better dressed, wealthier and more attractive than any undergraduate body in the country.

When I was a student at Princeton University, I was working part time in a grocery store. I saw an ad for teachers of a prep course. I don't remember what it paid, but it was easily double or triple the minimum wage.

When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn't get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that.

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

God invented space so that not everything had to happen in Princeton.

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