Thursday, July 3, 2014

Blast from the Past: Quotes from Founding Fathers and Mothers

"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty."
-- Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."

-- Abigail Adams
(1744-1818) wife of John Adam

Benjamin FranklinIt should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.--John Adams
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

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