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Alfred Whitney Griswold
(1906-1963) born on
Oct 27
US educator, historian. He was president of Yale University, 1950-1963.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.

Could Hamlet have been written by committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas don't spring from groups. They spring from individuals.
The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
There will be certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Peter's Quotations," by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
R: Baccalaureate address, 8 Jun 1957.
A: Baccalaureate address, 8 Jun 1957.
N: "Essays on Education."
K: "Essays on Education."

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