Charles William Eliot Quotes

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Charles William Eliot Quotes

Truth and right are above utility in all realms of thought and action.
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Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.

— Charles William Eliot

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.

— Charles William Eliot

You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world.

— Charles William Eliot

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.

— Charles William Eliot

The Library is the heart of the University.

— Charles William Eliot

Nobody has any right to find life uninteresting or unrewarding who sees within the sphere of his own activity a wrong he can help to remedy, or within himself an evil he can hope to overcome.

— Charles William Eliot

The most satisfactory thing in all this earthly life is to be able to serve our fellow-beings-first, those who are bound to us by ties of love, then the wider circle of fellow-townsmen, fellow-countrymen, or fellow-men. To be of service is a solid foundation for contentment in this world.

— Charles William Eliot

The strikebreaker is the hero of American industry.

— Charles William Eliot

When blocked or defeated in an enterprise I had much at heart, I always turned immediately to another field of work where progress looked possible, biding my time for a chance to resume the obstructed road.

— Charles William Eliot

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