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Nationality: Roman
Category: Educator

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.


When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.


To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.


When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.


A liar should have a good memory.


It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.


For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set.


The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.


As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.


It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.


Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.


Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.


Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.


Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.


It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.


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