The Massachusetts Teacher: A Journal of School and Home Education, Volume 4

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Page 86 - Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Page 48 - Those that are dull and diligent. Wines the stronger they be the more lees they have when they are new. Many boys are muddy-headed till they be clarified with age, and such afterwards prove the best.
Page 325 - First, young scholars make this calling their refuge ; yea, perchance, before they have taken any degree in the university, commence schoolmasters in the country, as if nothing else were required to set up this profession but only a rod and a ferula. Secondly, others who are able, use it only as a passage to better preferment, to patch the rents in their present fortune, till they can provide a. new one, and betake themselves to some more gainful calling.
Page 168 - SMALL BEGINNINGS. (1) A traveler through a dusty road strewed acorns on the lea; And one took root and sprouted up, and grew into a tree. Love sought its shade, at evening time, to breathe its early vows; And age was pleased, in heats of noon, to bask beneath its boughs; The dormouse loved its dangling twigs, the birds sweet music bore; It stood a glory in its place, a blessing evermore.
Page 240 - Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
Page 281 - ... to impress on the minds of children and youth, committed to their care and instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry, and frugality, chastity, moderation, and temperance, and those other virtues, which aro the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Page 48 - Rosseau, that the aim of education should be, to teach us rather how to think, than what to think ; rather to improve our minds so as to enable us to think -for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other mien.
Page 187 - But under whose care soever a child is put to be taught, during the tender and flexible years of his life, this is certain, it should be one, who thinks. Latin and languages the least part of education...
Page 194 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding; for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Page 50 - I believe that this is not a bow for every man to shoot in, that counts himself a teacher, but will require sinews almost equal to those which Homer gave Ulysses...

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