Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
Category: Age And Aging
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it''
Let the trumpet of the day of judgment sound when it will, I shall appear with this book in my hand before the Sovereign Judge, and cry with a loud voice, This is my work, there were my thoughts, and thus was I. I have freely told both the good and the bad, have hid nothing wicked, added nothing good.
It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful.
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.
With children use force with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law.
The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
Category: Coward And Cowardice
Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.
Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it's the one they will most need to know.