If you present your dog to a veterinarian with the instruction to put him to sleep, you would normally mean something very different than you would upon taking your wife or husband to an anesthesiologist with the same words.
The ideal of an all-sided education for youth had always been close to my heart. I saw clearly the arid results of ordinary instruction, aimed only at the development of body and intellect.
This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old.
There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are – more humane.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Socrates’ fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.