A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 23, 2014
“College is a fountain of knowledge where students gather to drink”

Entry in progress—B.P.

26 August 1962, Baytown (TX) Sun, “Picayune Palaver” by Blue Beathard, pg. 8, col. 2:
Some wise person (No, not me.) once said: “College is a fountain of knowledge where students gather to drink.”

4 November 1966, Alton (IL) Evening Telegraph, “Cy Says...,” pg. B-6, col. 4:
Too many young men start out thinking college is a fountain of knowledge where students gather to drink.

Google Books
1,001 Logical Laws, accurate axioms, profound principles, trusty truisms, homey homilies, colorful corollaries, quotable quotes, and rambunctious ruminations for all walks of life
By John Peers and Gordon Bennett
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1979
Pg. 87:
Van Roy’s Laws:
(1) College is a fountain of knowledge where students come to drink.

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The New Official Rules:
Maxims for Muddling through to the Twenty-first Century

By Paul Dickson
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.
1989
Pg. 38:
College is a fountain of knowledge where students have come to drink. — Sol G. Brotman, Baltimore, Md.

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20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 153:
College is a fountain of knowledge where some students come to drink, some to sip, but most come just to gargle.

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As students return to campus, remember, college is a fountain of knowledge and students are there to drink.
3:41 AM - 11 Apr 2013

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Permalink


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