Robert M. Hutchins Quotes

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Born: January 17, 1899, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 14, 1977
Occupation: Series editor

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

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
- 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

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