Nicholas Butler

1862 - 1947

A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on men, needs, and society

What society needs is broad men sharpened to a point.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on character, education, good, hope, justice, and manners

There are many things that go to make up an education, but there are just two things without which no man can ever hope to have an education and these two things are character and good manners.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on freedom, individuality, and rest

The fifth freedom, the Freedom of Individual Enterprise, is the keystone of the arch on which the other Four Freedoms rest. This is what freedom means.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on authority, birth, civilization, economics, freedom, injustice, labor, life, limitations, order, time, and world

Every attempt, by whatever authority, to fix a maximum of productive labor by a given worker in a given time is an unjust restriction upon his freedom and a limitation of his right to make the most of himself in order that he may rise in the scale of the social and economic order in which he lives. The notion that all human beings born into this world enter at birth into a definite social and economic classification, in which classification they must remain permanently through life, is wholly false and fatal to a progressive civilization.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on destruction, force, hope, rules, and world

Fundamentally, the force that rules the world is conduct, whether it be moral or immoral. If it is moral, at least there may be hope for the world. If immoral, there is not only no hope, but no prospect of anything but destruction of all that has been accomplished during the last 5,000 years.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on charm and day

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The forty-four-hour week has no charm for me. I'm looking for a forty-hour day.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on chance, god, ideas, inventions, order, and time

Time was invented by the Almighty God in order to give ideas a chance.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on opportunity, service, and youth

The youth of today and the youth of tomorrow will be accorded an almost unequaled opportunity for great accomplishment and for human service.

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on history, nations, problems, understanding, and world

The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow.

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

Source: Commencement address, Columbia University.

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