Archive for September, 2013

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on history

“Today is Yesterday’s Pupil.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2013

Horace Mann, on education

“Finally, education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2013

Alfred Whitney Griswold, on censorship (1952)

“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 28, 2013

Frederick Douglass, on the Civil War (1863)

“If this war, with its terrible experience of blood and death, has any lesson for the American people, it is to show them the vanity and utter worthlessness of all attempts to secure permanent peace and prosperity while disregarding and trampling upon self-evident rights and claims of human nature.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2013

John Locke, on imagination

“Is there anything as extravagant as the imaginations of men’s brains?”

Quote of the day, Sept. 25

September 24, 2013

George Dawson, on libraries

“A great library contains the diary of the human race.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2013

John Dewey, on education

“Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 23

September 23, 2013

Horace Greeley, on the Emancipation Proclamation

“It is the beginning of the end of the rebellion; the beginning of the new life of the nation. God bless Abraham Lincoln.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on peace

“There never was a good war, or a bad peace.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2013

Ban Ki-moon, on peace

“On this International Day of Peace, let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect.  Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity.  Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might.”