John Alexander Smith

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Title: Professor John Alexander Smith

Born: April 21, 1863
Birthplace: Dingwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: December 19, 1939

Occupation: Idealist Philosopher and Classical Scholar
Profile: Waynflete Professor of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy at Oxford University (1910-1935).

Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Smith
Number of Quotes: 2


Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life - save only this - that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

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