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Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 December 7, 1947) was the co-winner with Jane Addams of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. Butler distinguished himself as president of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945 and as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1925 to 1945. He was also the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States under President William Howard Taft in 1912, when the nominated vice presidential candidate James S. Sherman died in office a few days before the election.

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America is the best half-educated country in the world.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read: Died at thirty, and buried at sixty.
The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow.