Quotes of James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ We have unprecedented conditions to deal with and novel adjustments to make — there can be no doubt of that. We also have a great stock of scientific knowledge unknown to our grandfathers with which to operate. So novel are the conditions, so copious the knowledge, that we must undertake the arduous task of reconsidering a great part of the opinions about man and his relations to his fellow men which have been handed down to us by previous generations who lived in far other conditions and possessed far less information about the world and themselves… ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ We have unprecedented conditions to deal with and novel adjustments to make — there can be no doubt of that. We also have a great stock of scientific knowledge unknown to our grandfathers with which to operate. So novel are the conditions, so copious the knowledge, that we must undertake the arduous task of reconsidering a great part of the opinions about man and his relations to his fellow men which have been handed down to us by previous generations who lived in far other conditions and possessed far less information about the world and themselves… ”

- James H. Robinson

“ We have unprecedented conditions to deal with and novel adjustments to make — there can be no doubt of that. We also have a great stock of scientific knowledge unknown to our grandfathers with which to operate. So novel are the conditions, so copious the knowledge, that we must undertake the arduous task of reconsidering a great part of the opinions about man and his relations to his fellow men which have been handed down to us by previous generations who lived in far other conditions and possessed far less information about the world and themselves… ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Our goal, simply stated, is to be the best. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ We have unprecedented conditions to deal with and novel adjustments to make — there can be no doubt of that. We also have a great stock of scientific knowledge unknown to our grandfathers with which to operate. So novel are the conditions, so copious the knowledge, that we must undertake the arduous task of reconsidering a great part of the opinions about man and his relations to his fellow men which have been handed down to us by previous generations who lived in far other conditions and possessed far less information about the world and themselves… ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ We have unprecedented conditions to deal with and novel adjustments to make — there can be no doubt of that. We also have a great stock of scientific knowledge unknown to our grandfathers with which to operate. So novel are the conditions, so copious the knowledge, that we must undertake the arduous task of reconsidering a great part of the opinions about man and his relations to his fellow men which have been handed down to us by previous generations who lived in far other conditions and possessed far less information about the world and themselves… ”

- James H. Robinson

“ One cannot but wonder at this constantly recurring phrase getting something for nothing, as if it were the peculiar and perverse ambition of disturbers of society. Except for our animal outfit, practically all we have is handed us gratis. Can the most complacent reactionary flatter himself that he invented the art of writing or the printing press, or discovered his religious, economic, and moral convictions, or any of the devices which supply him with meat and raiment or any of the sources of such pleasure as he may derive from literature or the fine arts? In short, civilization is little else than getting something for nothing. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson
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