"Education makes people easy to lead, but
difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave."
Henry Peter, Lord Brougham
"The Present State of the Law"
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from
him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body
and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the
"A liberal education... frees a person from the prison-house of his class,
race, time, place, background, family, and even his nation."
Robert Maynard Hutchins
The Political Animal
"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."
"Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people.
They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against
crafty & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty."
"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can
destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend,
abroad an introduction. In solitude, a solace, and in society, an ornament.
It hastens vice, it guides virtue; it gives, at once, grace and government
to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage." James