20 Total Quotes

Sidney Hook Quotes

Where an intelligent grasp of principles requires a knowledge of mathematics, its fundamental ideas should be presented in such a way that students carry away the sense of mathematics not only as a tool for the solution of problems but as a study of types of order, system, and language.
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#Ideas

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

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
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#Death #American Philosopher

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
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#Aspirations

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
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#Advice

Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
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#American Philosopher #Fools And Foolishness

Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments.
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#American Philosopher

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

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

To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
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#American Philosopher #Criticism

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.
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#American Philosopher #Existence

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.
Sidney Hook
#American Philosopher

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.
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#American Philosopher

Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.
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#American Philosopher