"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Robert M. Hutchins on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Robert M. Hutchins on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Robert M. Hutchins on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Robert M. Hutchins on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Robert M. Hutchins on Oscar Wilde
"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 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."