Monday, December 03, 2007

John Adams on Education

This is a good encouraging reminder to us parents who are home educators. We want to build strong Christian character in our children so that their lives will bring honor to God. We are raising world-changers who will advance the Kingdom of God in the earth. This quote comes from the pen of John Adams to his wife:

"Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing… It should be your care therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children, and exalt their courage, to accelerate and animate their industry and activity, to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel and creep all their lives."


Grandma of Many said...

Kenny thanks for the quote. John Adams had a lot of wisdom. I can see the change in all the children as their education comes from a Biblical Worldview. You can see their hearts turning more and more towards Him.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Huh. Funny, he doesn't mention anything about religion at all. Maybe he recognized how ridiculous religion is. He was wise, after all.