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Robert M. Hutchins Quotes and Sayings

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

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To solve a problem it is necessary to think.
It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
- 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

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

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

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue,
and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
- Robert M. Hutchins

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This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia:
you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault.
- 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

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

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

When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away.
- 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 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

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

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

Never fight an inanimate object.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Crave for a thing, you will get it.
Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
- Swami Sivananda

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking
a question he cannot answer,
and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Painting from nature is not copying the object;
it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

The object of oratory alone in not truth,
but persuasion.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority,
and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good,
just, and honest.
- John Winthrop

It is clear that every immediate object of our senses
both exists and is real in the primary meaning of these
terms so long as we remain aware of the object.
- Charles D. Broad

An ugly baby is a very nasty object -
and the prettiest is frightful.
- Queen Victoria

The moral law commands us to make the highest possible
good in a world the final object of all our conduct.
- Paul Ricoeur

A movie star is not an artist, he is an art object.
- Richard Schickel

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance,
and does not object to sharing.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice
the object or situation it bespeaks.
A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.
- Susanne Langer

My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex,
she objects.
- Les Dawson

Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad
idea which could only have originated in California.
- Edsger Dijkstra

When the American spirit was in its youth,
the language of America was different:
Liberty,
sir, was the primary object.
- Patrick Henry

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

Obedience is the primary object of all sound education.
- Elizabeth Missing Sewell

In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past -
a pious guardian of some affection,
of which the object has disappeared.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

All ideas come about through some sort of observation.
It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes
a reaction in the other person.
- Graham Chapman

For an object under the eye will appear very different
from the same object placed above it;
in an inclosed space,
very different from the same in an open space.
- Marcus V. Pollio

In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect
is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with
the behavior of some heavy,
macroscopic object; that's how we measure it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

They might object to some of my opinions,
but they don't object to my behavior as a judge.
- Roy Moore

If you're working on a computer and you're editing bass,
it looks like a warm curvy, sort of feminine object.
- Colin Greenwood

The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind,
not other people's.
- Dean Inge

Education has for its object the formation of character.
- Herbert Spencer

For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated
as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object.
- Warren Farrell

It's a little bit late in the day for men to object
that women are getting outside their proper sphere.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made
into an object of affirmation and negation,
when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
- Simone Weil

In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first...
The first object of any good system must be that of
developing first class men.
- Frederick W. Taylor

Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give
it a personality it never had before,
and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely
new lyric and plastic power.
- Fernand Leger

In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Psychology is still trying to explain the perception
of the position of an object in space,
along with its shape, size, and so on,
and to understand the sensations of color.
- James J. Gibson

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest;
and that of conquest preservation.
- Charles de Secondat

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.
For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God -
I hear and behold God in every object,
yet understand God not in the least.
- Walt Whitman

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this
question out of doors with friends or strangers,
that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden

The object of the law of value is to elucidate the
actual exchange relations of commodities.
- Rudolf Hiferding

Truth, like light, blinds.
Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight
that enhances every object.
- Albert Camus

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
- Charles Barkley

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their
attention on the building as a static object.
I believe dynamics are more important:
the dynamics of people,
their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.
- John Portman

For my part, if I consider poetry as an object,
I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding
a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
- Eugenio Montale

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
- Karl Marx

A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge,
and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
- Robert Smithson

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
- Anish Kapoor

Not a single piece of material culture -
not a single object -
has been found at Giza that can be interpreted to come
from a lost civilization.
- Zahi Hawass

It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of
passion than never to be valued at all.
- Angela Carter

Happiness is a how; not a what.
A talent, not an object.
- Hermann Hesse

The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women.
What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes.
- Shirley Williams


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