Compiled by Teri Ann Berg Olsen, from Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom
“Christianity is an education in itself.” ~C.S. Lewis
“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.” ~Joseph Addison
“Thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
“All education which is not founded on the Christian religion is one-sided, defective, and fruitless.” ~Friedrich Froebel
“It is sheer mythology to think there is such a thing as value-neutral or religious-neutral education.” ~Richard A. Baer
“Educate men without religion and you make them but clever devils.” ~Arthur Wellesley
“It is highly important not only to be learned but to be virtuous.” ~George Washington
“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
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