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There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
Mark all mathematical heads which be only and wholly bent on these sciences, how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others, and how unapt to serve the world.
I said…how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.
Inglese Italianato, e un diavolo incarnato, that is to say, you remain men in shape and fashion, but become devils in life and condition.
Of Englishmen travelling in Italy
To laugh, to lie, to flatter, to face
Four ways in court to win men grace.
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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December 30, 1568
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