Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Alexander Meiklejohn

English-born American Educator, Philosopher, University administrator, and Free-speech Advocate, Dean of Brown University and President of Amherst College

"Intelligence is kindness. Kindness is intelligence. The fundamental, which the two terms suggest in different ways... is the same quality on which all human civilization is built."

"One of the greatest failures of our contemporary training of teachers is that they become mere technicians... They do not learn the beliefs and motives and values for the sake of which the classroom exists."