Patriotism and education

Happy 4th of July!

Our country’s beginnings came about through the efforts of many  leaders. They were all committed to a cause and able to engage others in their efforts. And many of them were vocal about the value of education. Here are a few quotes from our country’s founders that resonated with me.

Dee Anne Bonebright

ben franklin


Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.  — Benjamin Franklin 


abigail adams

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
— Abigail Adams


thomas jefferson


Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. — Thomas Jefferson


james madison

The best service that can be rendered to a Country, next to that of giving it liberty, is in diffusing the mental improvement equally essential to the preservation, and the enjoyment of the blessing. — James Madison



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