Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
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- We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
- There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.
- I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.
- The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
- Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?
- It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.