Common School Assistant, Volumes 1-2 (Google eBook)

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1836 - Education
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Page 53 - ... ought by all means to subdue and stifle in him. You can never hope to teach him to master it, whilst you compound for the check you give his inclination in one place, by the satisfaction you propose to it in another. To make a good, a wise, and a virtuous man, it is fit he should learn to cross his appetite, and deny his inclination to riches, finery, or pleasing his palate, &c.
Page 46 - Every tax ought to be levied at the time and in the manner in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it.
Page 48 - August of each year, the total number of children in the state between the ages of five and seventeen years, as shown by the latest reports of the county and city and county superintendents on file in his office.
Page 54 - What you think necessary for them to do, settle in them by an indispensable practice, as often as the occasion returnes; and, if it be possible, make occasions. This will beget habits in them, which, being once established, operate of themselves easily and naturally, without the assistance of the memory.
Page 52 - The first duty of government, and the surest evidence of good government, is the encouragement of education. A general diffusion of knowledge is the precursor and protector of republican institutions, and in it we must confide as the conservative power that will watch over our liberties and guard them against fraud, intrigue, corruption and violence.
Page 40 - I call education, not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular system of character ; that which tends to form a friend, a companion, and a wife. I call education, not that which is made up of the shreds and patches of useless arts, but that which inculcates principles, polishes taste, regulates temper, cultivates reason, subdues the passions, directs the feelings, habituates to reflection, trains to selfdenial, and, more especially,...
Page 54 - As children should very seldom be corrected by blows, so I think frequent, and especially passionate chiding of almost as ill consequence. It lessens the authority of the parents, and the respect of the child...
Page 50 - But what will become of the West if her prosperity rushes up to such a majesty of power, while those great institutions linger which are necessary to form the mind and the conscience and the heart of that vast world. It must not be permitted. . . . Let no man at the East quiet himself and dream of liberty, whatever may become of the West. . . . Her destiny is our destiny.
Page 39 - Change wide, and deep, and silently performed, This land shall witness ; and as days roll on, Earth's universal frame shall feel the effect Even till the smallest habitable rock, Beaten by lonely billows, hear the songs Of humanized society ; and bloom With civil arts, that send their fragrance forth, A grateful tribute to all-ruling Heaven.
Page 53 - ... up that dangerous propensity, which. he ought by all means to subdue and stifle in him. You can never hope to teach him to master it whilst you compound for the check you give his inclination in one place, by the satisfaction you propose to it in another.

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