Some Thoughts Concerning Education
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Of all the men we meet with, nine parts of ten are what they are, good or evil useful or not, by their education. Tis this that makes the great difference in mankind.
He that is not used to submit his will to the reason of others when he is young, will scarce hearken to his own reason when he is of an age to make use of it.
Learning any thing they should be taught might be made as much a recreation to they play as their play is to their learning.
The forming of their minds and manners requiring a constant attention, and particular application to every single boy, which is impossible in a numerous flock.
All their innocent folly, playing, and childish actions are to be left perfectly free and unrestrained as far as they can consist with the respect due to those that are present.
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