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"The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk."
George Santayana
Robert M. Hutchins Quotes
A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
Robert M. Hutchins

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered ;about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
Robert M. Hutchins

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
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

It has been said that we have not had the three R's in America, we had the six R's: remedial readin', remedial 'ritin' and remedial 'rithmetic.
Robert M. Hutchins

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
Robert M. Hutchins

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
Robert M. Hutchins

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert M. Hutchins

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
Robert M. Hutchins

There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.
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

When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away.
Robert M. Hutchins

Type:
Educator
Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
1977
Nationality:
American
 

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