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    Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: civilization  war 
     
    The world in which we live is the only world about which our senses can testify.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: live  world 
     
    We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: sex  america  learning  spirit  race 
     
    You have had your last bad meal. But, you have also heard your last honest compliment, and you have lost your last true friend.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: friends  true  lost  bad  compliment 
     
    The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships-a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... In Great Britain, the situation is similar. ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: care  learning 
     
    The student is to collect and evaluate facts. The facts are locked up in the patient.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: facts 
     
    We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: society 
     
    Mathematicians, like cows in the dark, all look alike to me.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: dark 
     
    A patient had a 50-50 chance of benefiting from visiting a physician as of 1910. Medicine was more like voodoo than science until the 20th Century.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: chance  medicine 
     
    The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: enemies  men  human  enemy  real  spirit  wings 
     
    There are men that teach best by not teaching at all.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: men  teaching 
     
    Medical education is not just a program for building knowledge and skills in its recipients... it is also an experience which creates attitudes and expectations.
    — Abraham Flexner
    Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
    — Abraham Flexner
    Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them.
    — Abraham Flexner
    tags: problem 
     
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