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“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
“Nobody can decide for himself whether he is going to be a human being. The only question open to him is whether he will be an ignorant undeveloped one or one who has sought to reach the highest point he is capable of attaining.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins, The Great Conversation: The Substance Of A Liberal Education
“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ”
Robert Maynard Hutchins
“Football, fraternities, and fun have no place in the university. They were introduced only to entertain those who shouldn’t be in the university.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins
“To put an end to the spirit of inquiry that has characterized the West it is not necessary to burn the books. All we have to do is to leave them unread for a few generations.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins
“College football: I do not see the relationship of those highly industrialized affairs on Saturday afternoons to higher learning in America.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins
“Mathematics ... is indispensable as an intellectual technique. In many subjects, to think at all is to think like a mathematician.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins

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