Charles William Eliot - Quotes

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ---->>>

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. ---->>>

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties. ---->>>

Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses. ---->>>

You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world. ---->>>

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: March 20, 1834
Die: 08-22, 1926
Occupation: Educator

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university. Eliot served until 1909, having the longest term as president in the university's history (wikipedia)