Freshman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old freshman quotes, freshman sayings, and freshman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I don't want to be forty-five and still a freshman.     

Max Minghella

A president, like a college freshman, can't know in advance which questions he'll have to answer or what topics he'll have to master. He has to be flexible, supple, and responsive. He has to be comfortable with multiple-choice.     

Walter Kirn

I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I'd feared.      

Sonia Sotomayor

All he did from freshman year through sophomore was react -- sneer, laugh, dismiss, find fault, demean -- a young man's version of critical thinking.     

Toni Morrison

If we held grudges for all the idiotic things we said and did as freshman and sophomores, the hallways would be silent.     

Kenneth Logan

If you believe you have a just cause, an important message, or a key contribution to make, you will be just as innovative as a college freshman desperate to see his girlfriend six hundred miles away. You will get there any way you can.      

Laurie Beth Jones

Freshman want to play. Sophomores want to start. Juniors want to score. Seniors want to win.     

John Beilein

There is never anyone quite so wonderful as the people who were seniors when you were a freshman.     

Moly Ivins

We cannot have another experience like we've had in my freshman class, of people saying one thing and doing another.     

Mick Mulvaney

It takes time to get the whole package. Freshmen can't be seniors.      

Jim Leyland