Robert Maynard Hutchins Quotes

Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised.

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death.

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive shortwave facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.

The task is overwhelming, and the chance is slight. We must take the chance or die.

Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool.