Alfred Whitney Griswold, who went by his second given name, was an American historian and educator. He served as 16th President of Yale University from 1951 to 1963, during which he built much of Yale's modern scientific research infrastructure, especially on Science Hill.
|Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups.||Management & Managing Government|
|Ideas won't go to jail.||Freedom & Liberty|
|In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.||Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training|
|The long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.||Freedom & Liberty|
|There are certain things that we cannot accomplish by law or by any process of government.||Legislating & Legislative Process|
|We cannot legislate morality. No, and we cannot legislate loyalty, for loyalty is a kind of morality. We cannot produce these things by decrees or commissions or public inquisitions.||Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths|