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James Bryant Conant Quotes





Behavior which appears superficially correct but is intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
 

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
[Progress]
 

Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.
[Democracy]
 

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
[Greatness]
 

Every vital organization owes its birth and life to an exciting and daring idea.