[At the university], the teacher does not exist for the sake of the student; both teacher and student have their justification in the common pursuit of knowledge. […] The goals of science and scholarship are worked towards most effectively through the synthesis of the teacher’s and the students’ dispositions. The teacher’s mind is more mature but is also somewhat one-sided in its development and more dispassionate; the student’s mind is less able and less committed but it is nonetheless open and responsive to every possibility. The two together are a fruitful combination. -Wilhem von Humboldt