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Excerpt from book: true. Such an assertion, however, supposes a comparison. . . . Compared with many, and even with most people on the earth, the result would be in our favor; but compared with what we may be, and should be, our present inferiority is unspeakable. ACTION OF GOVERNMENT IN EDUCATION. HOW poor was the gift of Midas, fabled to possess the power of turning whatever he touched into gold, compared with the power of turning gold into knowledge, and wisdom, and virtue! How glorious is the prerogative of the legislator when he faithfully uses his privileges for the benefit of his race! Though he fill but a brief hour of political existence, yet in that hour he can speak a word which shall enhance the happiness of posterity at the distance of a thousand years. This is the only worthy immortality upon earth? not to leave a name, to be upon the lips of men, but to do acts which shall improve the condition of men through the flowing ages. TAKE CARE OF CIRCUMSTANCES. LET us, at least, make the way which leads to right as open and accessible as that which leads to wrong. Children are governed by circum- stances as well as by innate tendencies. If we can- not prescribe the natural tendencies of children, we can prescribe, in a great measure, the circumstances in which they are placed. The first may belong to the jurisdiction of Nature; the last is within our own. LinnARIES IN COMMON SCHOOLS. rflHE benefit of libraries in common schools is a JL modern discovery. But it is one which is destined to increase, almost indefinitely, the efficiency of those schools. . . . Good books are to the young mind what the warming sun and the refreshing rain of spring are to the seeds which have lain dormant in the frosts of winter. They are more, for they may save from that which is worse than ...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217405607
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 2 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217405606
Publisher Date: 09 Jul 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 44
Series Title: English
Weight: 95 gr
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