You can Google up some apt quotes to describe your esteemed colleague, or you can tap the library’s ebooks for compendiums of compliments, skillfully indexed by speaker and topic. Here are a couple of ebooks with thousands of clever quotes for your next venture to the podium. Page through them on any computer (off campus, use your ID and eservices password). Go ahead, be brilliant!
Oxford dictionary of quotations [electronic resource] / edited by Elizabeth Knowles.
The concise Oxford dictionary of quotations [electronic resource].
The Hutchinson dictionary of quotations [electronic resource].
“When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple: take it and copy it” – Anatole France