Robert Maynard Hutchins Quotes

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Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

progress Fools

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

exercise

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

education

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

education

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

education

Great books are great teachers; they are showing us every day what ordinary people are capable of.

books

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

television

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

apathy

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

apathy democracy

More free time means more time to waste. The worker who used to have only a little free time in which to get drunk and beat his wife now has time to get drunk, beat his wife—and watch TV.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

leisure

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.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

priorities