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AUTHOR: Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)
QUOTATION: In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed. Not all your heroism, not all your social charm, not all your wit, not all your victories on land or at sea, can move back the finger of fate. To-day we maintain ourselves. To-morrow science will have moved forward yet one more step, and there will be no appeal from the judgment which will then be pronounced on the uneducated.
ATTRIBUTION: ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD, “The Aims of Education—a Plea for Reform,” The Organisation of Thought, chapter 1, p. 28 (1917, reprinted 1974).
SUBJECTS: Education