John Adams Quotes on Education

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John Adams Quotes on Education


“Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.”
– John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765.

“There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.”

– John Adams

“I must study Politics and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematics and Philosophy.”
– John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780.

“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
– John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, Dec. 28, 1794.

“I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.”
– John Adams

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
– John Adams

“You will ever remember that all the end of study is to make you a good man and a useful citizen.”
– John Adams

“Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing.”
– John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law.

“Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially of the lower class of people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.”
– John Adams, Thoughts on Government.


John Adams Quotes on Government


“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people”. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
– John Adams

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
– John Adams

“When legislature is corrupted, the people are undone.”
– John Adams

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