"The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Robert M. Hutchins on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Robert M. Hutchins on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Robert M. Hutchins on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Robert M. Hutchins on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Robert M. Hutchins on T. S. Eliot
"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."