The same stimulus that animates men to action, will have a proportionate effect on juvenile minds.
All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society.
The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
THE rich possess ample means to realize any theory they may chuse to adopt in the education of their children, regardless of the cost; but it is not so with him whose Subsistence is derived from industry.
I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
I can only say that one’s individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself.
Nothing can justify war.
I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.
You mustn’t forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.