Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Murray
Butler
1862
1947

American Educator, Philosopher, President of Columbia University and Diplomat, Adviser to seven U.S. Presidents Received Honorary Degrees from 37 Colleges

Author Quotes

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Necessity does the work of courage.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.

The forty-four hour week has no charm for me. I'm looking for a forty-hour day.

There are five tests of the evidence of education - correctness and precision in the use of the mother tongue; refined and gentle manners, the result of fixed habits of thought and action; sound standards of appreciation of beauty and of worth, and a character based on those standards; power and habit of reflection, efficiency or the power to do.

Time was invented by Almighty God in order to give ideas a chance.

Author Picture
First Name
Nicholas Murray
Last Name
Butler
Birth Date
1862
Death Date
1947
Bio

American Educator, Philosopher, President of Columbia University and Diplomat, Adviser to seven U.S. Presidents Received Honorary Degrees from 37 Colleges