Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.
But today our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. The large house in which we live demands that we transform this world-wide neighborhood into a world – wide brotherhood. Together we must learn to live as brothers or together we will be forced to perish as fools. We must work passionately and indefatigably to bridge the gulf between our scientific progress and our moral progress. One of the great problems of mankind is that we suffer from a poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually.
We cannot long survive spiritually separated in a world that is geographically together.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.