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There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
I said…how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.
Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.
He hazardeth much who depends for his learning on experience. An unhappy master, he that is only made wise by many shipwrecks; a miserable merchant, that is neither rich nor wise till he has been bankrupt. By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.
In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning.
I remember when I was young, in the north, they went to the grammar school little children: they came from thence great lubbers: always learning, and little profiting: learning without book everything, understanding within the book little or nothing.
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