The Liberal Arts Edge

Famous Quotes

Words of wisdom

A University training is the great ordinary means to a great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind... It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them.
– John Henry Newman

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
– G.K. Chesterton

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them technicians.  It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, [and] inflame their intellects.
– Robert Maynard Hutchins

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.
– Rita Mae Brown

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
– Alfred North Whitehead

The paradox of education is precisely this: that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
– James Baldwin

History is philosophy teaching by examples.
– Thucydides

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
– Joseph Addison

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.