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First Principles: It Is An Object of Vast Magnitude That Systems of Education Should Be Adopted…Which…May…Diffuse A Knowledge of the Sciences But May Implant…the Principles of Virtue and of Liberty

“It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice and Is As Necessary For the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is For the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)

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First Principles: Systems of Education Should Be Adopted…Which May Not Only Diffuse A Knowledge of the Sciences But…Implant…the Principles of Virtue and Liberty

“It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue … Continue reading

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First Principles: He Therefore Is the Truest Friend To the Liberty of This Country Who Tries Most To Promote Its Virtue

“He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office … Continue reading

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First Principles: When We Are Planning For Posterity, We Ought To Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)

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First Principles: The Only Foundation For A Useful Education In A Republic Is To Be Laid On the Foundation of Religion…Without This There Can Be No Virtue, and Without Virtue There Is No Liberty

“I proceed … to inquire what mode of education we shall adopt so as to secure to the state all of the advantages that are to be derived from the proper instruction of the youth; and here I beg leave to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit, and Intelligence of the Citizens. They Fall, When the Wise Are Banished From the Public Councils…

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Patriotism Is As Much A Virtue As Justice, and Is As Necessary for the Support of Societies As Natural Affection Is for the Support of Families

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” – Benjamin Rush (1773)

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First Principles: The General Principles On Which the Fathers Achieved Independence Were the General Principles of Christianity

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Hope I Shall Possess Firmness and Virtue Enough To Maintain What I Consider the Most Enviable of All Titles, the Character of An Honest Man

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” ― George Washington

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