20 Total Quotes

Robert Hutchins Quotes

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think.
Robert Hutchins
#Education

A world community can only exist with world communication, which means something more than extensive software facilities scattered about he globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common idea's and common ideals.
Robert Hutchins
#Communication

We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender, whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes
Robert Hutchins
#Army

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

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

A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death
Robert Hutchins
#Civilization

There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.
Robert Hutchins
#Criticism

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

A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one
Robert Hutchins
#Education

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.
Robert Hutchins
#Education

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

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
Robert Hutchins
#Education #College

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
Robert Hutchins
#Education

To solve a problem it is necessary to think. It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
Robert Hutchins
#Facts

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
Robert Hutchins
#Education

It has been said that we have not had the three R's in America, we had the six R's: remedial readin', remedial 'ritin', remedial rithmetic
Robert Hutchins
#America

The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives
Robert Hutchins
#Education #Educational

Whenever I feel like exercise I lie down until the feeling passes
Robert Hutchins
#Exercise