Liberty is the prevention of control by others. This requires self-control and, therefore, religious and spiritual influences; education, knowledge, well-being.
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Learn as much by writing as by reading.
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Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
more Abigail Adams quotes
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
more Franklin P. Adams quotes
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
more Franklin P. Adams quotes
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
more Henry Brooks Adams quotes
A native American who cannot read or write is as rare an appearance...as a comet or an earthquake.
more John Adams quotes
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
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It 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.
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Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates... to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them.
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Laws for the liberal education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.
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Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access of all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.
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The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
more Henri-Frédéric Amiel quotes
The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms. If a system injures the intelligence it is bad. If it injures the character it is vicious. If it injures the conscience it is criminal.
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The intellectually stifling results of censorship -- while deplorable in any setting -- would be all the more abominable if allowed to exist within the college environment.
more William M. Anderson, Jr. quotes
Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
more Marcus Aurelius Antoninus quotes
Thus far of the leadership of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America, we have found over 100 persons in leadership capacity with either communist-front records or records of service to communist causes. The aggregate affiliations of the leadership, instead of being in the hundreds as first indicated, is now, according to the latest count, into the thousands, and we have yet to complete our check, which would certainly suggest, on the basis of authoritative sources of this committee, that the statement that there is infiltration of fellow travelers in churches and educational institutions is a complete understatement.
more Richard Arens quotes
It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
more Aristotle quotes
Education is the best provision for old age.
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Why is it that millions of children who are pushouts or dropouts amount to business as usual in the public schools, while one family educating a child at home becomes a major threat to universal public education and the survival of democracy?
more Stephen Arons quotes
"Parent choice'' proceeds from the belief that the purpose of education is to provide individual students with an education. In fact, educating the individual is but a means to the true end of education, which is to create a viable social order to which individuals contribute and by which they are sustained. "Family choice'' is, therefore, basically selfish and anti-social in that it focuses on the "wants'' of a single family rather than the "needs'' of society.
more Association of California School Administrators quotes
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
more Sir Francis Bacon quotes
There are in fact four very significant stumblingblocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.
more Roger Bacon quotes
The notion that the church, the press, and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free – which is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state.
more Alan Barth quotes
Legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways; hence, there are an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, bonuses, subsidies, incentives, the progressive income tax, free education, the right to employment, the right to profit, the right to wages, the right to relief, the right to the tools of production, interest free credit, etc., etc. And it the aggregate of all these plans, in respect to what they have in common, legal plunder, that goes under the name of socialism.
more Frederic Bastiat quotes
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
more Rev. Henry Ward Beecher quotes
I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but if I had to choose, I would prefer that to their being educated by the state.
more Max Victor Belz quotes
I thank God, we have not free schools nor printing; and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience, and heresy and sects into the world; and printing has divulged them and libels against the government. God keep us from both!
more Sir William Berkeley quotes
But how shall we educate men to goodness, to a sense of one another, to a love of truth? And more urgently, how shall we do this in a bad time?
more Daniel Berrigan quotes
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
more Steve Biko quotes
The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain't so.
more Josh Billings quotes
I think the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is 16 tends to lead toward the elimination of religious superstition. The average high school child acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other myths of alleged history. When I was one of the editors of The Nation in the twenties, I wrote an editorial explaining that golf and intelligence were the two primary reasons that men did not attend church. Perhaps today I would say golf and a high school diploma.
more Paul Blanchard quotes
Maybe that's because guns are sold at a profit, while schools are provided by the government.
more David Boaz quotes
We must abandon the prevalent belief in the superior wisdom of the ignorant.
more Daniel Boorstin quotes
How many Catholic schools do you think teach the students to question the authority of the Pope? Do you believe Christian schools teach students to question or challenge the authority of Jesus Christ? Do military schools teach the cadets to challenge the authority of superior officers? Well, why should we then expect government schools to teach children to question the authority of government?
more Neal Boortz quotes
Government schools will teach children that government is wonderful.
more Neal Boortz quotes
I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself.
more Robert Bork quotes
The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice.
more Linda Bowles quotes
Every child who believes in God is mentally ill.
more Dr. Paul F. Brandwein quotes
As teachers, we enter the minds of others; thus we live in eternity. We help others live better lives, thus teaching remains a mercy.
more Dr. Paul F. Brandwein quotes
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
more Kingman Brewster quotes
There is no absolute knowledge. And those who claim it, whether they are scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy. All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility.
more Jacob Bronowski quotes
As we all learned from the sorry experience of state-sanctioned bureaucracies in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, decentralization [in education] is crucial to both freedom and excellence.
more Jerry Brown quotes
The press is hostile to the idea of liberty.  Most people in the press are for big government.  Most people think that the solution to anything, whether it's health care problems, education, whatever it is -- it's got to be more government.
more Harry Browne quotes
The village atheist has the right to be heard; he has no right to be heeded. While he has a right not to have his own children indoctrinated in what he believes are false and foolish teachings, he has no right to dictate what other children may be taught.
more Patrick J. Buchanan quotes
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
more Buddha quotes
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
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Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
more Edmund Burke quotes
There should be some schools called deformatories to which people are sent if they are too good to be practical.
more Samuel Butler quotes
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
more John Cage quotes
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