Quote by Abraham Flexner : “I am not for a”

I am not for a moment suggesting that everything that goes on in laboratories will ultimately turn to some unexpected practical use or that an ultimate practical use is its actual justification. Much more I am pleading for the abolition of the word “use”, and for freeing of the human spirit. – Abraham Flexner

Quote by Abraham Flexner : “Institutions of learning should be”

Institutions of learning should be devoted to the cultivation of curiosity, and the less they are deflected by considerations of immediacy and application, the more likely they are to contribute not only to human welfare but to the equally important satisfaction of intellectual interest which may indeed be said to have become the ruling passion […]