Technical progress is the real hope for the future of the country; political reform cannot do anything for us. The engineer is engaged in a war of human liberation; his technique is different. The political reformer fights against real ambition and initiative; the engineer is fighting against slavery. It is better for all to live well with a few rich than for all to live in slavery on a lower level.
Frank was one of the leading college presidents and educational reformers in the United States during the 1930s. This quote was from “The Forbes Scrapbook of Thoughts on the Business of Life,” (c) 1968, B.C. Forbes & Sons Publishing Co., Inc. This book is a provocative collection of thoughts from the greatest “thinkers” ever!