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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 which we, as a people, can be engaged in. "
Early speeches, 1832-1856 - Page 2
by Abraham Lincoln - 1907
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The ... Annual Report of the American Museum of Natural History, Volumes 56-57

American Museum of Natural History - 1925 - 712 pages
...man. — Thomas Jefferson, 1822. Upon the subject of Education, not presuming to dictate any plans or system respecting it, I can only say that I view...subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in. — Abraham Lincoln, 1832. Education should not confine itself to books. It must train executive power,...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration as ..., Volume 2

Ward Hill Lamon - 1872 - 630 pages
...that the labor and difficulty of evading it could only be justified in cases of greatest necessity.1 Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate...plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I viewit as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive...
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Thomas Jefferson's Views on Public Education

John Cleaves Henderson - 1890 - 408 pages
...it represented, if elected a member of the Legislature of Illinois. In this address Lincoln said : " Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system regarding it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can...
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Our Work, Volumes 1-10

1904 - 390 pages
...Baths. Bedrooms, and Social Hall, to cost $100,000. WORDS OF LINCOLN. "Upon the subject of education, I can only say that I view it as the most important...subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in." Address, March 9, 1832. "Here, without contemplating consequences, before heaven, and in the face of...
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The Ohio Educational Monthly, Volume 56

1907 - 738 pages
...but for the fundamental andc perennial truth which they contained. He spoke of education, and said, "I can only say that I view it as the most important...subject, which we, as a people, can be engaged in. I desire to see the time when education shall become much more general than at present ; and should...
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Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1911 - 170 pages
...would favor the passage of a law on this subject which might not be very easily evaded. Let it be 15 such that the labor and difficulty of evading it could...important subject which we as a people can be engaged 20 in. That every man may receive at least a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the...
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Lincoln, the Man of the People

William Harrison Mace - 1912 - 226 pages
...charging high rates of interest by passing a law against it. On the question of education, he said : "I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in." He asked the people to overlook his youth, and declared that he had spoken the truth. Not long after...
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Bulletin, Issues 16-30

United States. Office of Education - 1913 - 1010 pages
...lawyer ss« AWAHAM LDTCOIX Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate anj plan or tsyntetn respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the...subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That ev«-ry MM may receire at least a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories...
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The New Age Magazine, Volume 19

1913 - 844 pages
...education and urged the "thorough education of all classes of the people"; Lincoln, who viewed education as "the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in"; Charles Sumner, Calvin Wiley, who considered it the lasting honor of his State that "her public schools...
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Truancy and Non-attendance in the Chicago Schools: A Study ..., Volume 14988182

Edith Abbott, Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge - 1917 - 502 pages
...question of public education. Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or systems respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject that we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least a moderate education, and...
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