"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of a master...Nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue."
--Benjamin Franklin

"The failure to pass on the values that helped black Americans to survive not decades, but several centuries, of mistreatment is taking an awesome toll, especially among the young. In many urban neighborhoods today, random murder stalks the streets."
--Dr. Alan L. Keyes

"Whatever their material circumstances, kids of whatever creed, color, demographic description, socioeconomic status, region, or zip code are far more likely to become criminally depraved when they are morally deprived."
--William J. Bennett

“Good character is about knowing the good, loving the good, and doing through good.”
--Thomas Lickona, Kevin Ryan, paraphrase of Socrates

The seventh goal of the National Education Goals states that by the year 2000, all schools in America will be free of drugs and violence...and [provide] a disciplined environment that is conducive to learning.
-- National Education Goals Panel

"America is great because she is good, but if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
--Alexis de Tocqueville

"It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them - the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas."
--Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky