"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country." ~Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America
“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” ~Joseph Addison
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” ~John Adams
“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth.” ~Desiderius Erasmus
“The school cannot be deprived of its political character as long as it remains a public and compulsory institution.” ~Ludwig von Mises
“I don’t want my children fed or clothed by the state, but I would prefer that to their being educated by the state.” ~Max Victor Belz
“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.” ~Mary Pettibone Poole
“A nation may be ever so civilized and yet lack wisdom.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemed to repeat it.” ~George Santayana
“No free government, or the blessings of liberty can be preserved to any people, but by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.” ~George Mason
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.” ~Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America
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Did You Know...? The Citizens Rule Book is a useful tool for educating children about the values upon which our country was founded. In addition to the complete text of The Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, it contains quotes by our Founding Fathers such as John Adams, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and others.
Whitten Printers, publishers of the Citizens Rule Book, also printed Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom. Learning for Life contains quotes from our Founding Fathers as well as rare and classic sayings by philosophers, scientists, writers, religious leaders, statesmen, and educators from throughout history. It's a must-have book for concerned parents, teachers, home educators, school reformers, alternative education advocates, unschoolers, speakers, writers, history buffs, lifelong learners, and anyone who believes in educational freedom.
As Patriots, we support the original intent of our Founding Fathers, Free Speech With Responsibility. For free speech links, quotes to consider, and more information about the Green Ribbon "Responsibility in Free Speech" campaign, click here.
"I am willing that every man shall believe what he
wishes, print what he wishes, and say what he wishes within his Constitutional rights, but I am not willing...to extend that full and complete freedom into a gross license...
to distort and debase the minds and hearts and bodies of those who belong to me and are dearer to me than life
itself." ~J. Reuben Clark