Thursday, December 15, 2011

The wisdom of Malcolm Forbes

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990)

This Forbes is the elder motorcycle Forbes, not to be confused with his son, Steve Forbes, the erstwhile presidential candidate.

And, OK, OK, this Forbes isn't the likeliest candidate to be a fount of wisdom on education…..nevertheless, his pithy reminder above is an elevating admonition to anyone who hasn't recently mused in solitude or among friends, about the urgency of promoting the benefits of a liberal arts education. I like it. Pass it on.

A brief Wikipedia item on Malcolm Forbes

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