Alfred Whitney Griswold Quotes

 

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

A Socrates in every classroom.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.

— Alfred Whitney Griswold

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