Quotation by Mary Barnett Gilson

How to attain sufficient clarity of thought to meet the terrifying issues now facing us, before it is too late, is ... important. Of one thing I feel reasonably sure: we can't stop to discuss whether the table has or hasn't legs when the house is burning down over our heads. Nor do the classics per se seem to furnish the kind of education which fits people to cope with a fast-changing civilization.
Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?), U.S. factory personnel manager, economist, and educator. What's Past is Prologue, ch. 25 (1940).
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