"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."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."Robert M. Hutchins on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."Robert M. Hutchins on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."Robert M. Hutchins on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."Robert M. Hutchins on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."Robert M. Hutchins on Bill Gates
"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
"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."