Abraham Lincoln Quote

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly appreciate the value of our free institutions, appears to be an object of vital importance, even on this account alone, to say nothing of the advantages and satisfaction to be derived from all being able to read the Scriptures, and other works both of a religious and moral nature, for themselves.


Address Delivered in Candidacy for the State Legislature (9 March 1832)

Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln/Volume 3/The Improvement of Sangamon River

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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject ...

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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject ...

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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject ...

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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject ...