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Alfred Whitney Griswold, American Educator ( October 27, 1906 - April 19, 1963 )

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The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


Imagination Better Ideas

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


Ideas Go Jail

In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


History Lost Better

A Socrates in every classroom.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


Classroom Every Socrates

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


You Criticism Kind

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


May Wrong Order

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.~Alfred Whitney Griswold


God Law Physics