(1878 - 1951)
American literary critic and educator who was a professor of literature who spent his career at Princeton University, where he became Dean of the College for twenty years.
Science Quotes by Christian Gauss (1 quote)
The stakes are immense, the task colossal, the time is short. But we may hopewe must hopethat mans own creation, mans own genius, will not destroy him. Scholars, indeed all men, must move forward in the faith of that philosopher who held that there is no problem the human reason can propound which the human reason cannot reason out.
— Christian Gauss
From 'Is Einstein Right?', in William Allison Shimer (ed.), The American Scholar (1946), 15, 476. Reprinted in American Thought 1947 (1947), 196. Gauss is commenting on an article by Einstein about the challenges following the creation of the atomic bomb, 'The Real Problem Is in the Hearts of Men', New York Times Magazine (23 Jun 1946), SM4.