What, after all, does education offer to people if not a greater sense of being human?
Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.
The most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Wythe, August, 1786
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child.