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Inspiration from the Founding Fathers

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Happy 240th birthday, America!

Thanks for protecting our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as well as giving us so many other things; like a free primary education, grants, and government programs designed to match people with the jobs they need. The Founding Fathers wanted people to have the right knowledge and education so that the nation could be filled with happy and successful people. After all, without happy and prepared people, who will take care of this nation?

For centuries mankind has known the importance of knowledge, education, and self-understanding. Be inspired this Fourth of July with quotes from the Founding Fathers.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” -Thomas Jefferson

“I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the conditions, promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man.” -Thomas Jefferson

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson

“Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.” -Benjamin Franklin

“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.” -George Washington

“Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness.” -George Washington

“Man is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him. From his cradle to his grave he is learning to do what he sees others do.” -Thomas Jefferson

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