Nicholas Murray Butler Quotes.
This desire of knowledge and the wonder which it hopes to satisfy are the driving power behind all the changes that we, with careless, question-begging inference, call progress.
Those people who think only of themselves, are hopelessly uneducated. They are not educated, no matter how instructed they may be.
To exclude religious teaching altogether from education… is a very dangerous and curious tendency. The result is to give paganism a new importance and influence.
The words that bore the deathless verse of Homer from bard to a group of fascinated hearers, and with whose fading sounds the poems passed beyond recall, are fixed on the printed page in a hundred tongues. They carry to a million eyes what once could reach but a hundred ears.
Businesses planned for service are apt to succeed businesses planned for profit are apt to fail.
The world is divided into three kinds of people: A very small group that makes things happen; a somewhat larger group that watches things happen; and a great multitude that never knows what has happened.
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.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Many peoples tombstones should read, ‘Died at 30. Buried at 60.’
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.
Time was invented by the Almighty God in order to give ideas a chance.
The limited liability corporation is the greatest single invention of modern times.
The more that one studies the history of the building of the American nation, the clearer it becomes that it may be justly described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the world problems of tomorrow.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
America is the best half-educated country in the world.
The youth of today and the youth of tomorrow will be accorded an almost unequaled opportunity for great accomplishment and for human service.
Cherish yesterday. dream tomorrow, live like crazy today!!
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
What society needs is broad men sharpened to a point.
I divide the world into three Classes – The few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens.