Thomas Jefferson Quote
No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and.... their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice.... These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.
Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late President of the United States (ed. 1829)