Parental Wisdon: Or, The Philosophy and Social Bearings of Education, with Historical Illustrations of Its Power, Its Political Importance, &c

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Saunders and Otley, 1849 - 302 páginas
 

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Página 240 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Página 54 - I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Página 52 - Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so?
Página 134 - Whatever promotes this world's prosperity is praised ; whatever hurts and obstructs this world's prosperity is blamed ; and there all praise and censure end. We see mankind about us in motion and action, but all these motions and actions directed to worldly objects. We hear their conversation, but it is all the same way. And this is what we see and hear from the first.
Página 79 - And thus on many accounts it is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth.
Página 134 - ... there all praise and censure end. We see mankind about us in motion and action, but all these motions and actions directed to worldly objects. We hear their conversation, but it is all the same way. And this is what we see and hear from the first: The views which are continually placed before our eyes regard this life alone and its interests. Can it then be wondered at that an early worldlymindedness is bred in our hearts so strong as to shut out heavenly-mindedness entirely...
Página 42 - ... concerning a nation or a kingdom, to build and to plant it, or to pluck up, and pull down, and to destroy it, it shall be done.
Página 300 - Americans, and a very arduous one with which to deal ; the interests involved are so manifold, and the questions connected with it so complicated that it requires a master-mind to do it justice. Colonel Peyton has taken very elevated views of all these great questions. We have rarely met with a writer who combines so much impressive earnestness with so much sound sense and masculine depth of thought.
Página 35 - ... cultivate the former was the privilege of the favoured and gifted few. His liberal and elevated sentiment seems to have been precisely the same with that of the excellent Sir William Jones: " that the race of man, to advance whose manly happiness is our 'duty, and ought, of course, to be our endeavour, cannot long be happy without virtue, or actively virtuous without freedom, or securely free without rational knowledge.
Página 59 - What, then, is to be inferred, as the end and main business of elementary Education? Not to impart knowledge, but rather to strengthen the faculties of the mind individually, previous to their being exercised collectively ; to prepare the various springs and separate movements of the machine, prior to its being set in full operation.

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