Quotation by Martin Luther

It is cheering to note that [Martin] Luther (1524) did not see why schools should not be fun as well: "Now since the young must leap and jump, or have something to do, because they have a natural desire for it which should not be restrained (for it is not well to check them in everything) why should we not provide for them such schools, and lay before them such studies?"
Martin Luther (1483–1546), German theologist and leader of the Protestant reformation. As quoted in The Rise and Fall of Childhood by C. John Sommerville, ch. 9 (rev. 1990).
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