Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
Our minds are like our stomaches they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
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.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
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.
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