Sidney Hook - Quotes

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Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant. ---->>>

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.

Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive. ---->>>

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness. ---->>>

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present. ---->>>

To silence criticism is to silence freedom. ---->>>

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value. ---->>>

Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments. ---->>>

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.

Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-20, 1902
Birthplace: New York
Die: 07-12, 1989
Occupation: Philosopher
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Sidney Hook (December 20, 1902 – July 12, 1989) was an American philosopher of the Pragmatist school known for his contributions to the philosophy of history, the philosophy of education, political theory, and ethics. After embracing Communism in his youth, Hook was later known for his criticisms of totalitarianism, both fascism, and Marxism–Leninism (wikipedia)