William Torrey Harris

William Torrey
Harris
1835
1909

American Educator, Philosopher and Lexicographer

Author Quotes

Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.

Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. The average citizen should be content with their humble role in life.

The great purpose of school can be realized better in dark, airless, ugly places.... It is to master the physical self, to transcend the beauty of nature. School should develop the power to withdraw from the external world.

All souls are equal before God, so far as mere worldly eminence is concerned. Their inequality rests solely upon the degree that they have realized the eternal will by their own choice.

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First Name
William Torrey
Last Name
Harris
Birth Date
1835
Death Date
1909
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American Educator, Philosopher and Lexicographer