Francisco Ferrer y Guardia

Francisco
Ferrer y Guardia
1859
1909

Spanish Freethinker and Heretic Executed in 1909

Author Quotes

Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people. They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school. Hence, they monopolize it more and more.

There must be a co-education of the different social classes as well as of the two sexes. I might have founded a school giving lessons gratuitously; but a school for poor children only would not be a rational school, since, if they were not taught submission and credulity as in the old type of school, they would have been strongly disposed to rebel, and would instinctively cherish sentiments of hatred.

All the value of education rests in the respect for the physical, intellectual and moral will of the child.

Author Picture
First Name
Francisco
Last Name
Ferrer y Guardia
Birth Date
1859
Death Date
1909
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Spanish Freethinker and Heretic Executed in 1909