Archive for the ‘Academic freedom’ Category

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 26, 2015
Mohandas K. Gandhi


Mohandas K. Gandhi, on freedom (1931)

“If the English really want to help us, they must be prepared to let India feel the same glow of freedom for which they themselves would die in order to possess. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 4

January 5, 2015

Gideon Tucker, on liberty (1866)

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 5

November 5, 2014

Henry W. Grady, speech on the New South (1886)

“The Old South rested everything on slavery and agriculture, unconscious that these could neither give nor maintain healthy growth. The New South presents a perfect democracy, the oligarchs leading in the popular movements social system compact and closely knitted, less splendid on the surface but stronger at the core—a hundred farms for every plantation, fifty homes for every palace, and a diversified industry that meets the complex needs of this complex age. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 26

May 26, 2014

Robert M. Hutchins, on education

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 18

February 18, 2014

Donald Norman, on knowledge (1993)

“People Propose, Science Studies, Technology Conforms.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 8

December 8, 2013

Jacob Bronowski, on innovators

“These are the moments when the powerful mind or the forceful character feels the ferment of the times, when his thoughts quicken, and when he can inject into the uncertainties of others the creative ideas which will strengthen them with purpose. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 2

December 2, 2013

Richard Dawkins, on science

“The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 6

December 5, 2012

Thomas Paine, on truth

“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. ” 

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 23, 2012

Robert M. Hutchins, on education (1955)

“Education necessarily involves the critical examination of conflicting points of view; it cannot flourish in the absence of free inquiry and discussion.”