Jefferson on Education

“We shall have our follies without doubt. Some one or more of them will always be afloat. But ours will be the follies of enthusiasm, not of bigotry … bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant.

Education & free discussion are the antidotes of both.

We are destined to be a barrier against the returns of ignorance and barbarism.”

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1 August 1816

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