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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Not A Bar Of Metal

"We are to regard the mind not as a piece of iron to be laid upon the anvil and hammered into any shape, nor as a block of marble in which we are to find the statute by removing the rubbish, nor as a receptacle into which knowledge may be poured; but as a flame that is to be fed, as an active being that must be strengthened to think and feel - to dare, to do, and to suffer. -

Mark Hopkins, Induction address as president of Williams College, 1836 as found at

Notice the date!


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