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The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ---->>>

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. ---->>>

This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches. ---->>>

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty. ---->>>

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation. ---->>>

When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away. ---->>>

We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. ---->>>

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view. ---->>>

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. ---->>>

There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism. ---->>>

To solve a problem it is necessary to think. It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: January 17, 1899
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Die: 05-17, 1977
Occupation: Educator

Robert Maynard Hutchins (also Maynard Hutchins) (January 17, 1899 – May 17, 1977), was an American educational philosopher, dean of Yale Law School (1927–1929), and president (1929–1945) and chancellor (1945–1951) of the University of Chicago. He was the husband of novelist Maude Hutchins. Although his father and grandfather were both Presbyterian ministers, Hutchins became one of the most influential members of the school of secular perennialism (wikipedia)