Louis Fischer Quotes (3 quotes)
“It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs.”
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“The Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and our hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice.”
The Sacred Pipe (1953)
As quoted in "Life and Literature: Over two thousand extracts from ancient and modern writers, and classified in alphabetical order" by J. Purver Richardson, 1910
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Born: February 29, 1896
Died: January 15, 1970 (aged 73)
Bio: Louis Fischer was a Jewish-American journalist. Among his works were a contribution to the ex-Communist treatise The God that Failed, The Life of Lenin, which won the 1965 National Book Award in History and Biography, as well as a biography of Mahatma Gandhi entitled The Life of Mahatma Gandhi. This book was used as the basis for the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi.
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