Robert Maynard Hutchins was an educational philosopher, dean of Yale Law School , and a president of the University of Chicago and its chancellor .
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“A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one”
Robert Maynard Hutchins
“The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives”
“Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist”
“A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death”
“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', remedial rithmetic”
“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”
“We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender, whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes”
“Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised”
“Whenever I feel like exercise I lie down until the feeling passes”
“Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool”
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