Robert Hutchins

Robert Maynard Hutchins (January 17, 1899 - May 17, 1977), was an educational philosopher, dean of Yale Law School (1927-1929), and a president of the University of Chicago (1929-1945) and its chancellor (1945-1951). He was the husband of novelist Maude Hutchins

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...The task is overwhelming, and the chance is slight. We must take the chance or die.Rate it:
Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.Rate it:
The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.Rate it:
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.Rate it:
The policy of repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked.Rate it:
There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.Rate it:
We do not know what education can do for us, because we have never tried it.Rate it:

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