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Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Data de nascimento: 17. Junho 1919
Data de falecimento: 8. Novembro 1988


Kingman Brewster Jr. was an American educator, president of Yale University, and diplomat.

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„Perhaps the most fundamental value of a liberal education is that it makes life more interesting.“

—  Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Context: Perhaps the most fundamental value of a liberal education is that it makes life more interesting. It allows you to think things which do not occur to the less learned... it makes it less likely that you will be bored with life. As quoted in "Kingman Brewster Jr., 69, Ex-Yale President and U.S. Envoy, Dies" in The New York Times (9 November 1988)


„If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it’s quite conscious.“

—  Kingman Brewster, Jr.
On appointment as President of Yale University, as quoted in The New York Tribune (14 October 1963)

„Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession.“

—  Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Address to the British Institute of Management (13 December 1977)

„I’m very curious to know what the hell they’re saying on the phone, but I’d be more worried if they weren’t talking.“

—  Kingman Brewster, Jr.
On direct telephone communications between heads of state, as quoted in The Observer [London] (10 June 1979)


„We all live in a televised goldfish bowl.“

—  Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Lecture, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, England (5 May 1978)

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