"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 Adams
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You're kidding!!! (ha) I thought all that was needed to be a genius was to "feel good" when you got the wrong answer and be able to put a condom onto a bananna. Small wonder we have children with diplomas they cannot read and who cannot make change for a dollar. I actually had someone ask me what time it was...and when I replied "A quarter past 8" she said "Is that 25 minutes after 8?" Sad.
 -- MIchael , Houston, TX     
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     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    And certainly today, independent study is more important than ever.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    Sounds smart, but NO DUH!
     -- Abigale Adams, Jamestown     
    this is a good quote!
     -- me'chelle, stiilwater     
    i think she could have a longer life
     -- Anonymous     
    Way ahead of her time on issues of slavery and womens rights - smart lady!
     -- Caroline, Moscow     
    You helped slavery end - SMART LADY!!!
     -- Bridgette Amuse or Smits, Wisconsion     
    Smart women.
     -- Johann Hollar, St. Paul     
    Great! but only half the need - the other being wisdom. This doesn't come from learning but from observing. To have both is truly great!
     -- Robken     
    Michael, Houston, I'll go you one better. My wife was talking on the phone to a cousin in Florida, a lady about 45 or so years old. She asked my wife what time it was in Texas, and then asked if that was AM or PM. Florida is on Eastern Standard Time and is one hour ahead of Texas.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    A more realistic statement could not have been spoken!
     -- Mary - MI     
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    The Tree of Liberty has grown rapidly once again. this through Education, not indoctrination. Self evident, that the need to "know" has enlighten many a Patriot to their sovereign individuality. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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