Quotations by Alfred Whitney Griswold

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Born: Saturday, October 27, 1906
Died: Friday, April 19, 1963 (56 years old)
Profession: Educator
Nationality: American


A Socrates in every classroom.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: Classroom)

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: Ideas, Books)

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: History, Ideas)

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: Criticism)

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: God, Policy, Computer, Land, Law, Physics)

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: Ideas)

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Keywords: May, Order, Wrong)







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