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Edward Dwight Eaton

President of Beloit College (Wisconsin, U.S.A.) for most of the years from 1886 to 1917


... education is not adequately given in forms of dogmatic assertion. The growing mind is sensitive and suspicious of mere authority. It dreads wearing a chain. If it submit itself for a time to the constraint of maturer minds, the reaction will be all the more pronounced when it emerges into the world of unbelief that is waiting to claim it.

Nov. 4, 1886 - from his inaugural address as president of Beloit College