Émile: Or, Treatise on Education

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D. Appleton, 1892 - Education - 363 pages
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Page ix - And be these juggling fiends no more believed, ;>< That palter with us in a double sense; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope.
Page 263 - Thus the whole education of women ought to be relative to men. To please them, to be useful to them, to make themselves loved and honored by them, to educate them when young, to care for them when grown, to counsel them, to console them, and to make life agreeable and sweet to them — these are the duties of women at all times, and what should be taught them from their infancy.
Page 16 - ... to lower pleasures in order to supply what is lacking Where is the man so stupid as not to see the logic of all this ? A father who merely feeds and clothes the children he has begotten so far fulfills but a third of his task. To the race, he owes men ; to society, men of social dispositions ; and to the state, citizens. Every man who can pay this triple debt and does not pay it, is guilty of a crime, and the more guilty, perhaps, when the debt is only half paid. He who can not fulfill the duties...
Page 84 - If . . . you would cultivate the intelligence of your pupil, cultivate the power which it is to govern. Give his body continual exercise ; make him robust and sound in order to make him wise and reasonable : let him work, and move about, and run, and shout, and be continually in motion ; let him be a man in vigor, and soon he will be such by force of reason.
Page 8 - ... upon it. Whether my pupil be destined for the army, the church, or the bar, matters little to me. Before he can think of adopting the vocation of his parents, nature calls upon him to be a man. How to live is the business I wish to teach him. On leaving my hands he will not, I admit, be a magistrate, a soldier, or a priest ; first of all he will be a man.
Page 328 - At the age of twelve, Emile will hardly know what a book is. But I shall be told it is very necessary that he know how to read. This I grant. It is necessary that he know how to read when reading is useful to him. Until then, it serves only to annoy him.
Page x - We are born weak; we have need of strength : we are born destitute of everything; we have need of assistance: we are born stupid ; we have need of judgment.
Page 112 - After remarking that the mathematician positively knows that the sum of the three angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles...
Page viii - I HAVE received, monsieur, your new book against the human race; I thank you for it.

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