Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Worthwhile Quote

This quote summarizes Enlightenment Philosopher, Marie-Jean-Antoine Condorcet's recognition of the importance of education as written in Jeffrey Sach's 2005 book, The End of Poverty.

"Education enabled individuals to stand on their own feet, to avoid charlatans, to abandon useless or harmful superstitions, and to improve their ethics, human symphathies, and "moral goodness." The wider the education, including in social and political principles, the more peaceful, sound, and progressive the entire society would be. 'Thus the constant expansion of elementary instruction in these [political] sciences... offers us an improvement in the destinies of the human species that can be regarded as indefinite.'"

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