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Thelwall thought it very unfair to influence a child's mind by inculcating any opinions before it had come to years of discretion to choose for itself. - I showed him my garden, and I told him it was my botanical garden. - "How so?" said he; "it is covered with weeds." - "O," I replied, "that is only because it has not yet come to its age of discretion and choice. - The weeds, you see, have taken the liberty to grow, and I thought it unfair in me to prejudice the soil toward roses and strawberries."

There are a hundred thousand useless words in the English language, but they come in handy in college football yells.

There are five tests of the evidence of education - correctness and precision in the use of the mother tongue; refined and gentle manners, the result of fixed habits of thought and action; sound standards of appreciation of beauty and of worth, and a character based on those standards; power and habit of reflection; efficiency or the power to do.

There can be but a single goal of education, and that - education to courage.

There is a moral as well as an intellectual objection to the custom, frequent in these times, of making education consist in a mere smattering of twenty different things, instead of in the mastery of five or six.

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse as his portion.

There is less flogging in our great schools than formerly, but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.

There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get off the thing that he was educated in.

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

Those who go to college and never get out are called professors.

Thus education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

To know the laws of God in nature and revelation, and then to fashion the affections and will into harmony with those laws - this is education.

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Universal suffrage, without universal education, would be a curse.

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.

Very few can be trusted with an education.


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