Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
James B. Conant
James Conant
James B. Conant.
BornMarch 26, 1893
Dorchester, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 11, 1978
Hanover, New Hampshire
American educator and scientist. President of Harvard University 1933-1953. Named U.S. Ambassador to West Germany 1955.

The repository contains three quotes from James B. Conant.


Slogans are both exciting and comforting, but they are also powerful opiates for the conscience.


Every vital organization owes its birth and life to an exciting and daring idea.

Courage and FearMotivation

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.