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September 13, 1941

Human Hopes: Addresses & Papers on Education, Citizenship, & Social Problems

JAMA. 1941;117(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820370071043

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The president of Stanford University is a distinguished speaker. His collected addresses and lectures give an impression of the social processes of the last two decades. He has always had an aptitude for succinct expression. He has always shown leadership in American education. Epigrams and anecdotes seem to bloom on every page. A few examples follow:

A man has to live with himself for a good many years.

Men have built great nations and great cities but have been unable to control ambition, greed or those forces which seem to arise within a people undergoing expansion in wealth and numbers.

Men recognizing common issues look at them together but from different angles. They are not unlike the young married couple whose firstborn had come. The father had purchased a beautiful—to him—baby carriage and brought it home. The new baby was properly installed therein and the young couple stood, filled with

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