The Virginia School Journal, Volume 6

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Virginia State Board of Education, 1897 - Education
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Page 146 - ... with their correlatives freedom of choice and responsibility — man being all this, it is at once obvious that the principal part of his being is his mental power. In Nature there is nothing great but Man, In Man there is nothing great but Mind.
Page 13 - I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down, Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorps, a little town, And half a hundred bridges.
Page 137 - For Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft is ever won.
Page 151 - The general assembly shall have power to foster all higher grades of schools under its supervision, and to provide for such purpose a permanent educational fund.
Page 61 - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Page 182 - Minds differ as rivers differ. There are transparent and sparkling rivers from which it is delightful to drink as they flow ; to such rivers the minds of such men as Burke and Johnson may be compared. But there are rivers of which the water when first drawn is turbid and noisome, but becomes pellucid as crystal and delicious to the taste if it be suffered to stand till it has deposited a sediment ; and such a river is a type of the mind of Goldsmith. His first thoughts on every subject were confused...
Page 116 - Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life-purpose; he has found it, and will follow it!
Page 180 - Hence we have another virtue — that of respect for law. (3) Respect for law, as the only means of protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty, is the complement of justice. It looks upon the ideal as realized, not in an individual man, but in an institution represented in the person of an executive officer who is supported with legislative and judicial powers. The school, when governed by an arbitrary and tyrannical teacher, is a fearfully demoralizing influence in a community. The law-abiding...
Page 180 - By its discipline it gives him control over himself and ability to combine with his fellow-men ; by its instruction it gives him knowledge of the world of nature and man. This duty corresponds nearly to the one named Prudence in ancient ethical systems. The Christian Fathers discuss four cardinal virtues — Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude, and Justice. Prudence places the individual above and beyond his present moment, as it were, letting him stand over himself, watching and directing himself. Man...
Page 180 - There are three classes of duties toward others : (1) Courtesy — including all forms of politeness, good breeding, urbanity, decorum, modesty, respect for public opinion, liberality magnanimity, etc., described under various names by Aristotle and others after him. The essence of this virtue consists in the resolution to see in others only the ideal of humanity and to ignore any and all defects that may be apparent. Courtesy in many of its forms is readily taught in school. Its teaching is often...

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