Education is a weapon, whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
— Joseph Stalin, quoted by Douglas Wilson in Excused Absence, p. 17
Give me your four-year olds and in a generation I will give you a Socialist State.
— Vladimir Lenin, quoted by Peter Bocchino in The Role of Education in Shaping Man’s Morality in the 21st Century
When an opponent declares “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say your child belongs to us already. What are you? You will pass on, your descendants, however, now stand in a new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.
— Adolf Hitler, quoted by Voddie Baucham in Whoever Controls the Schools Rules the World at 21:48
By educating the young generation along the right lines, the People’s State will see to it that no boy or girl must leave school without having attained a clear insight into the meaning of racial purity.
— Adolf Hitler, quoted by Peter Bocchino in The Role of Education in Shaping Man’s Morality in the 21st Century