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will delight in teaching, and will be able to teach; and this is a most valuable power, one that would contribute more to the real improvement and genuine happiness of mankind, than any other; a power, possessed by few, because the manner in which education has been conducted, has tended rather to close up than to unfold.
When Love suggests, and Truth directs, a result may be expected, that will rouse man to do all he can for his fellow-creatures; that will awaken him to the necessity of using his powers to prevent, instead of wasting them in devising means to cure, or to punish evils which have arisen solely from neglected or perverted education.
"And such is man. A soil which breeds
When Hand, Head, and Heart are cultivated in harmony, when the Gospel is taken as the rule of conduct, we shall consider the employment of unfolding and directing the powers of immortal Beings, as the greatest privilege and the highest delight.
He who does not exalt the character of a Teacher of Truth, by considering it as an employment of the First importance, may be said not to know himself* his duty to man, or his duty to God.
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INFANT cultivation, according to Pestalozzi, can only be successfully undertaken by PaKents.
Human improvement must begin through Mothers; it is through them principally, as far as human agency is concerned, that those evils can be Prevented, which, age after age, we have been vainly endeavouring to cure *.
* I imagine the minds of children as easily turned this or that way, as water itself. Locke on Education.