Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Frederick Mayer

German Austrian Educational Scientist and Philosopher

"Education is a persistent dream often interrupted by the nightmare of a sobering actuality. We should not be afraid to dream, for today's dream of a better world may be tomorrow's reality."

"Real education belongs to the future; most of our education is a form of tribal conditioning, a pilgrimage in routine and premature adjustment. When education stirs our innermost feelings and loyalties, when it awakens us from the slumber of lethargy, when it brings individuals together through understanding and compassion, it becomes our foremost hope for lasting greatness."

"More than any other organization in history, the U.N. symbolizes the collective conscience of mankind."

"Violence and war never solve problems; they only make them more acute. They create new dilemmas and new paradoxes."