Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thomas Jefferson on Education

In a letter dated July 5, 1814, Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams Monticello:

Our post-revolutionary youth are born under happier stars than you and I were. They acquire all learning in their mother’s womb, and bring it into the world ready made. The information of books is no longer necessary; and all knowledge which is not innate, is in contempt, or neglect at least.