James Bryant Conant

1893 - 1978

A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on progress and turtle

Behold the turtle.  He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on change, country, democracy, desires, education, effort, future, income, and teachers

Public education is a great instrument of social change. Through it, if we so desire, we can make our country more nearly a democracy without classes. To do so will require the efforts of us all-teachers, administrators, taxpayers and statesmen. Education is a social process, perhaps the most important process in determining the future of our country; it should command a far larger portion of our national income than it does today.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on facts and science

Science advances, not by the accumulation of new facts, but by the continuos development of new concepts.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

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A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on aristocracy, excellence, honesty, integrity, life, and performance

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. . . . There will always be the false snobbery which tries to place one vocation above another. You will become a member of the aristocracy in the American sense only if your accomplishments and integrity earn this appellation.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on dignity, poets, and soldiers

The dignity of man is vindicated as much by the thinker and poet as by the statesman and soldier.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

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A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on certainty, magic, mankind, and words

Some of mankind's most terrible misdeeds have been committed under the spell of certain magic words or phrases.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

Contributed by: Zaady

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