Jacques de Vitry
- Some [students] studied merely to acquire knowledge, which is curiosity; others to acquire fame, which is vanity; others still for the sake of gain, which is cupidity and the vice of simony. Very few studied for their own edification, or that of others.
- Jacques de Vitry, description of student life at Paris
Source: Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence vol. 1: to 1789, 4th ed., by Merry E. Wiesner, Julius R. Ruft and William Bruce Wheeler, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 169.