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The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
The all-important gift of an orator is to respond to change and variety in things.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
The Medea of Ovid seems to me to show how much that man could have excelled had he chosen to rein in his cleverness rather than indulge it.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
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