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It is not endurable that a government should, either dejure or defacto have complete control over education of the people, to possess such a control and actually exert it is to be despotic. A government which can mould the opinions and sentiments of the people, from their youth upwards, can do with them whatever it pleases


I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised for the preservation of freedom and happiness

Thomas Jefferson

Every instruction ought to be only an answer to the question put by life, whereas school only does not call forth questions, but does not even answer those that are called forth by life. The school is arranged in such a manner because the aim of the state school established from above, is for the main part not to educate the people


Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned

Mark Twain

He who opens a school door, closes a prison

Victor Hugo

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason

Immanuel Kant

We can get along without burgomasters, princes and noblemen, but we can't do without schools for they must rule the world

Martin Luther

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life


Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead