"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Robert M. Hutchins on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Robert M. Hutchins on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Robert M. Hutchins on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Robert M. Hutchins on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Robert M. Hutchins on Helen Keller
"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."
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."
"A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation."
"Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view."
"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."
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