Quotation by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community,—these are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877–1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 6 (1954).

Gildersleeve was Professor of English and then Dean at Barnard, a women's college in New York City.
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