Robert M Hutchins Quotes

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 M. Hutchins

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

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes…different points of view. Robert M Hutchins

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’ and remedial ‘rithmetic. Robert M Hutchins

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

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

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 M Hutchins

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

Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching – without these a university cannot exist. Robert M Hutchins

Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. Robert M Hutchinson