Alfred Whitney Griswold Quote

There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things that constitute the good life. All are essential to democracy. All are proof against its enemies.


"We Cannot Legislate Intelligence, Morality, or Loyalty: These Must be Inspired, Not Compelled," Vital Speeches 19 (15 July 1953), p. 588; also in Liberal Education and the Democratic Ideal and Other Essays (1959) by Alfred Whitney Griswold, p. 106.

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There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things...

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There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things...

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There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things...

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There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things...