Nicholas M. Butler

(Nicholas Murray Butler)

Nicholas M. Butler
Nicholas M. Butler
  • Born: April 2, 1862
  • Died: December 7, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Philosopher









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... as long as there is no chance of my being elected Vice President. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
An educated proletariat is a constant source of disturbance and danger to any nation. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. Management & Managing Government
Every attempt, by whatever authority, to fix a maximum of productive labor by a given worker in a given time is an unjust restriction upon his freedom and a limitation of his right to make the most of himself in order that he may rise in the scale of the social and economic order in which he lives. Regulation & Deregulation
If the minds of men can be turned even for a short time away from passion, race antagonism and from national aggrandizement to a contemplation of the individual and … to the shocking horrors which modern warfare entails, a step, and by no means a short one, will have been taken towards the substitution of justice for force in the settlement of institutional differences. War & Peace
Presidents are not elected in these crowded halls, with cheering thousands. They are elected by the fireside in November. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The characteristic feature of the experiment in Russia ... is not that it is communist, but that it is being carried on with a plan in the face of a planless opposition. Management & Managing Government
The notion that all human beings born into this world enter at birth into a definite social and economic classification, in which classification they must remain permanently through life, is wholly false and fatal to a progressive civilization. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Why you might just as well put poison in the food of every American boy that goes to his transport as to permit that man to talk as he does. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
America is the best half-educated country in the world. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Many peoples' tombstones should read 'Died at 30, burried at 60.'
Necessity does the work of courage. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.