326 – “Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.”

–George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  884

Source: Washington, George. “Farewell Address.” Originally “The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States” in Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA), September 1796. Online Here



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