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The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ---->>>

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. ---->>>

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. ---->>>

A Socrates in every classroom. ---->>>

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored. ---->>>

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-27, 1906
Birthplace:
Die: 04-19, 1963
Occupation: Educator
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Alfred Whitney Griswold (October 27, 1906 – April 19, 1963), who went by his second given name, was an American historian and educator. He served as 16th President of Yale University from 1951 to 1963, during which he built much of Yale's modern scientific research infrastructure, especially on Science Hill (wikipedia)