We all need good mothers

Posted by Samantha on March 10, 2011 in Thought for the day |

“What is wanting,” said Napoleon one day to Madame Campan, “in order that the youth of France be well educated?” “Good mothers,” was the reply. The emperor was most forcibly struck with this answer. “Here,” said he, “is a system in one word.”

John Stevens Cabot Abbott, American historian and pedagogical writer (1805 – 1877)

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