Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Churchill on Education

"This is an age of machinery and specialisation but I hope, none the less - indeed all the more - that the purely vocational aspect of university study will not be allowed to dominate or monopolise all the attention of the returned Service men. Engines were made for men, not men for engines. Mr. Gladstone said many years ago that it ought to be part of a man's religion to see that his country is well governed. Knowledge of the past is the only foundation we have from which to peer into and try to measure the future. Expert knowledge, however indispensable, is no substitute for a generous and comprehending outlook upon the human story with all its sadness and with all its unquenchable hope."

            - Winston Churchill, University of Miami Speech, Education, 1946

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