Speaking and living are the two greatest ways of communication of the Truth that we live by.  We need to think well in order to speak well, and everyone should give time and effort to speaking well and being able to discuss and debate.  Bautain himself wrote a book on The Art of Speaking which was translated into English and published in the USA.  It was said of Bautain that he was the best lecturer in the University, eloquent but clear but also “He never ruffled the dignity of people, he couldn’t impose his truth”.

His view of teaching was that it should present challenges to the young, and allow them to challenge the situation of the world, so that they may be interested in creating a better world.  For him freedom was freedom to choose, freedom for responsibility.