Robert Maynard Hutchins Quotes (10 quotations)

1. A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation. - Robert Maynard Hutchins

2. Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view. - Robert Maynard Hutchins

3. 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 Maynard Hutchins

4. 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 Maynard Hutchins

5. 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 Maynard Hutchins

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

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

8. We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. - Robert Maynard Hutchins

9. We have triumphantly invented, perfected, and distributed to the humblest cottage throughout the land one of the greatest technical marvels in history, television, and have used it for what? To bring Coney Island into every home. It is as though movable type had been devised exclusively since Gutenberg's time to the publication of comic books. - Robert Maynard Hutchins

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

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