Mortimer Jerome Adler

1902 -

A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on certainty, conviction, earth, economics, effort, good, injustice, judgment, justice, life, men, and politics

The only standard we have for judging all of our social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements as just or unjust, as good or bad, as better or worse, derives from our conception of the good life for man on earth, and from our conviction that, given certain external conditions, it is possible for men to make good lives for themselves by their own efforts.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on ability, action, character, feeling, good, leadership, people, and persuasion

In Aristotelian terms, the good leader must have ethos, pathos and logos. The ethos is his moral character, the source of his ability to persuade. The pathos is his ability to touch feelings to move people emotionally. The logos is his ability to give solid reasons for an action, to move people intellectually.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

Source: Quoted in Time, June 15, 1974

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on books, facts, and ideas

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on books

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All books will become light in proportion as you find light in them.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on freedom and men

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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