Educational Quotes from Our Founding Fathers

During the Fourth of July celebrations in the midst of the parades, fireworks, and BBQ’s we need to remember those great people that came before us that laid the groundwork for this great nation. 

The Founding Fathers of the United States included: Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, John Adams, John Jay, and Thomas Jefferson.  These men were political leaders and statesmen that lived over two hundred years ago and yet they already understood key values that would make our country so great.  One of those values was the importance of education for we the people. 

As past, present, or future college students before you fire up the grill this Fourth of July let’s take a look back and read some educational quotes about how our founding fathers valued education.

Educational Quotes

1. Thomas Jefferson - 3rd U.S. President

Thomas Jefferson Education Quote

2. George Washington - 1st U.S. President

George Washington Education Quote

3. James Madison - 4th U.S. President

James Madison Education Quote

4. Benjamin Franklin - 6th President of Pennsylvania

Benjamin Franklin Education Quote

5. John Jay - 1st U.S. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

John Jay Education Quote

6. Alexander Hamilton - 1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Alexander Hamilton Education Quote

7. John Adams - 2nd U.S. President

John Adams Education Quote

8. Thomas Jefferson - 3rd U.S. President

Thomas Jefferson Education Quote 2

9. James Madison - 4th U.S. President

James Madison Education Quote 2

10. John Adams - 2nd U.S. President

John Adams Education Quote 2

Grant Tilus

Grant works for Collegis education and writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. He aims to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students.

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