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Alfred Whitney Griswold
(1906-1963) born on
Oct 27
US educator, historian. He was president of Yale University, 1950-1963.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
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.
N
There will be certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled.
K
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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