Letitia Elizabeth Landon Quote

But the knowledge of the library is not that of the world; a youth of solitude is bad preparation for a manhood of action; from the earliest age we need to mingle with our kind; the child corrects and instructs the child more than their masters; our equals are the tools wherewith experience works out its lessons; and the play-ground, with its rival interests, its injustices, its necessity for the ready wit and the curbed temper is both miniature and prophesy of the world, which will but bring back the old struggles only with a sterner aspect, and the same successes, but with more than half their enjoyment departed.


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But the knowledge of the library is not that of the world; a youth of solitude is bad preparation for a manhood of action; from the earliest age we...

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But the knowledge of the library is not that of the world; a youth of solitude is bad preparation for a manhood of action; from the earliest age we...

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But the knowledge of the library is not that of the world; a youth of solitude is bad preparation for a manhood of action; from the earliest age we...

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But the knowledge of the library is not that of the world; a youth of solitude is bad preparation for a manhood of action; from the earliest age we...