Sidney Hook Quotes

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Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. -Sidney Hook
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure. -Sidney Hook
Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values. -Sidney Hook
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present. -Sidney Hook
Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments. -Sidney Hook
The next time anyone asks you
No one who accepts the sovereignty of truth can be a foot soldier in a party or movement. He will always find himself out of step. -Sidney Hook
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness. -Sidney Hook
Wisdom is an affair of values, and of value judgments. It is intelligent conduct of human affairs. -Sidney Hook
If one shoots at a king, one must not miss. -Sidney Hook
The mob that hails the man on horseback, the Caesars and conquering heroes, does not retain its freedoms for long. -Sidney Hook
In contrast to totalitarianism, democracy can face and live with the truth about itself. -Sidney Hook
The easiest rationalization for the refusal to seek the truth is the denial that truth exists. -Sidney Hook
[A]nti-Semitism was rife in almost all varieties of socialism. -Sidney Hook
The difference between science and religion is that the former wishes to get rid of mysteries whereas the latter worships them. -Sidney Hook
Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant. -Sidney Hook
Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value. -Sidney Hook
To silence criticism is to silence freedom. -Sidney Hook
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