# „How much do you think it costs to go to college? Most people are likely to answer by adding together their expenditures on tuition, room and board, books, and the like, and then deducting any scholarship funds they may receive. Suppose that amount comes to \$15,000.Economists keep score differently. They first want to know how much you would be earning if you were not attending college. Suppose that salary is \$20,000 per year. This may seem irrelevant, but because you give up these earnings by attending college, they must be added to your tuition bill. You have that much less income because of your education. On the other side of the ledger, economists would not count all of the university’s bill for room and board as part of the costs of your education. They would want to know how much more it costs you to live at school rather than at home. Economists would count only these extra costs as an educational expense because you would have incurred these costs whether or not you attend college. On balance, college is probably costing you much more than you think. And, as we will see later, taking opportunity cost into account in any personal planning will help you to make more rational decisions.“

—  William Jack Baumol, William Baumol and Alan Blinder, Economics: Principles and Policy (2011), Ch. 1 : What is Economics?
1922 - 2017

### „How much do you think it costs to go to college? Most people are likely to answer by adding together their expenditures on tuition, room and board, books, and the like, and then deducting any scholarship funds they may receive. Suppose that amount comes to \$15,000.Economists keep score differently. They first want to know how much you would be earning if you were not attending college. Suppose that salary is \$20,000 per year. This may seem irrelevant, but because you give up these earnings by attending college, they must be added to your tuition bill. You have that much less income because of your education. On the other side of the ledger, economists would not count all of the university’s bill for room and board as part of the costs of your education. They would want to know how much more it costs you to live at school rather than at home. Economists would count only these extra costs as an educational expense because you would have incurred these costs whether or not you attend college. On balance, college is probably costing you much more than you think. And, as we will see later, taking opportunity cost into account in any personal planning will help you to make more rational decisions.“

—  Alan Blinder economist 1945
William Baumol and Alan Blinder, Economics: Principles and Policy (2011), Ch. 1 : What is Economics?

### „He says presents aren't important, but I think they are - not because of how much they cost, but for the opportunity they provide to say I understand you.“

—  David Levithan, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

### „Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people?" says Peeta. "It costs everything you are.“

—  Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

### „Thirty years from now the big university campuses will be relics. Universities won't survive. It's as large a change as when we first got the printed book. Do you realize that the cost of higher education has risen as fast as the cost of health care? And for the middle-class family, college education for their children is as much of a necessity as is medical care—without it the kids have no future. Such totally uncontrollable expenditures, without any visible improvement in either the content or the quality of education, means that the system is rapidly becoming untenable. Higher education is in deep crisis.“

—  Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005
Seeing things as they really are http://www.forbes.com/forbes/1997/0310/5905122a_7.html, Forbes (March 10, 1997)

### „And just because you have colleges and universities doesn't mean you have education.“

—  Malcolm X, Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers' Power

### „[N]o matter where you stand, no matter how much popularity you have, no matter how much education you have, no matter how much money you have, you have it because somebody in this universe helped you to get it. And when you see that, you can’t be arrogant, you can’t be supercilious. You discover that you have your position because of the events of history and because of individuals in the background making it possible for you to stand there.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

### „Education and training for all children to be equal in opportunity in all schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions of training in the professions and vocations in life; to be regulated on the capacity of children to learn, and not on the ability of parents to pay the costs. Training for life's work to be as much universal and thorough for all walks of life as has been the training in the arts of killing.“

—  Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935
Number 7 in the sum and substance of the Share our Wealth program (1935); quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 74.

### „People starving and thirsting; grain elevators are bursting. You know, it costs more to store the food than it do to give it.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

### „I would say the main thing in any young kid's life is education. Even if a guy is prejudiced, he can be educated to understand why he is prejudiced. Education plays a great role in all life, whether you're black or white. You've got to go to high school, you've got to go to college. When you come out of college or high school, you can play sports. If you ever get hurt, they can't take that brain away from you, you've got that.“

—  Willie Mays Baseball player 1931

### „If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

### „I don't think you understand," he said. "I'm going to have you, at any cost. Any cost, Jenny, even if you have to suffer on the way. If I can't force you, I'll persuade you— and I can be very persuasive.“

—  L.J. Smith, The Hunter

### „When you started thinking it was easy, you were forgetting what it cost.“

—  Janet Fitch, White Oleander

### „All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.“

—  Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home

### „Lawrence O'Donnell: Where do you think black people would be sitting on the bus today if Rosa Parks had followed your father's advice?Herman Cain: My father was not giving Rosa Parks advice. Here again, Lawrence, you are distorting the intent of what I said. I was a high school student. The college students were doing the sit-ins. The college students were doing the Freedom Rides. If I had been a college student, I probably would have been participating.“

—  Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945

### „The editorial, very poorly written for a college full of smart students, shows how far this “hate speech” cancer has spread. Let me provide for you Coyne’s Glossary for the words at issue::“free speech”: Speech that you like because it comports with your ideology:“hate speech”: Speech you don’t like because it challenges your ideology:“Nazi”: Anyone uttering “hate speech” (see above):“White supremacist”: See “Nazi”:“emotional labor”: Having to argue your case rationally—something to be avoided at all costs when you can simply call people names (see “Nazi”).“

—  Jerry Coyne American biologist 1949
" Latest college shenanigans by the Regressive Left: censorship at Pomona and UCLA; Wellesley student paper publishes “we need free speech but...” editorial https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/latest-news-about-college-shenanigans-by-the-regressive-left-censorship-at-pomona-and-ucla-wellesley-student-paper-writes-we-need-free-speech-but-article/" April 21, 2017

### „Your bombs and pens like swords, held high, up to my throat. You have made the cost of blood, as cheap as ink and all I think.“

—  Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
"What Has Become"