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Page 31 - The fact is, that scarcely any connection exists between morality and the discipline of ordinary teaching. Mere culture of the intellect (and education as usually conducted amounts to little more) is hardly at all operative upon conduct...
Page 31 - ... circumstances in general, and of education in particular, is comparatively small : — " We restrict education, as we think, within its just limits, when we say that its power is never absolute, and that it exerts no efficacious action except upon mediocre natures. Suppose the various human intelligences to be so graduated as to form a great linear series, rising from idiocy, the bottom of the scale, to genius, which is at the top. The influence of education is at its minimum at the two ends...
Page 12 - The right ever vindicates itself, in the process of events, and the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children, even to the third and fourth generations, in their melancholy consequences.
Page 31 - ... so graduated as to form a great linear series, rising from idiocy, the bottom of the scale, to genius, which is at the top. The influence of education is at its minimum at the two ends of the series. On the idiot it has hardly any effect : unheard-of exertions and prodigies of patience and ingenuity often produce only insignificant and transient results. But as we rise towards the middle degrees this influence grows greater. It attains its maximum in average minds, which, being neither good nor...
Page 31 - We must ever bear in mind these facts, and be careful not to believe that education explains everything. We would not, however, in the least detract from its importance. Education after centuries of effort has made us what we are. Moreover, to bear sway over average minds...
Page 32 - Sound understanding is the most widely diffused thing in all the world, and all differences between mind and mind spring from the fact that we conduct our thought over different routes." Locke. — "Out of one hundred men, more than ninety are good or bad, useful or harmful to society, owing to the education they have received.
Page 34 - But to change the character, there must be an education of the head, hand, and heart. 1 am profoundly impressed with the belief that religious training must be relied on as one of the chief factors in lifting such children up to a higher life, and that, if the most hopeless cases are ever developed even into respectable citizens, which is all that a State institution professes to aim at, it must be by Divine assistance.
Page 4 - Kalamazoo, it is made my pleasant duty to extend to you a cordial welcome to our village.
Page 11 - On motion of the former, tho convention readopted the following resolution, passed last year : Resolved, That it is the sense of this convention that the...

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