Quotes by: Edward Levi

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Edward H. Levi
71st United States Attorney General
In office
February 2, 1975 – January 20, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by William B. Saxbe
Succeeded by Griffin Bell
Personal details
Born Edward Hirsch Levi
(1911-06-26)June 26, 1911
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died March 7, 2000(2000-03-07) (aged 88)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kate Levi
Children David F. Levi
Michael Levi
John G. Levi
Alma mater University of Chicago
Yale Law School
Religion Judaism

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
Edward Levi
The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.
Edward Levi
The University conceives of itself as dedicated to the power of the intellect. Its commitment is to the way of reason.
Edward Levi
The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge.
Edward Levi
Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man, but of the rational process itself.
Edward Levi
The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts.
Edward Levi
As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values.
Edward Levi
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