Robert M. Hutchins Quotes

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Robert M. Hutchins Quotes

Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist.
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The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

— Robert M. Hutchins

We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Education can be dangerous. It is very difficult to make it not dangerous. In fact, it is almost impossible.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Equality and justice, the two great distinguishing characteristics of democracy, follow inevitably from the conception of men, all men, as rational and spiritual beings.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool.

— Robert M. Hutchins

The policy of repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Whether four years of strenuous attention to football and fraternities is the best preparation for professional work has never been seriously investigated.

— Robert M. Hutchins

It sometimes seems as though we were trying to combine the ideal of no schools at all with the democratic ideal of schools for everybody by having schools without education.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Too few have the courage of my convictions.

— Robert M. Hutchins

We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender, whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist.

— Robert M. Hutchins

A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one.

— Robert M. Hutchins

Whenever the urge to exercise comes upon me, I lie down for a while and it passes.

— Robert M. Hutchins

The policy of the repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked. The alternative to it is the long difficult road of education. To this the American people have committed.

— Robert M. Hutchins

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