S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.
The rule of imitating God can never be successfully proposed but upon Christian principles, such as that this world is a place not of rest, but of discipline.
It is not advisable to reward where men have the tenderness not to punish.
If a strict hand be kept over children from the beginning, they will in that age be tractable; and if as they grow up the rigour be, as they deserve it, gently relaxed, former restraints will increase their love. 3
The backwardness parents show in indulging their faults will make them set a greater value on their credit themselves, and teach them to be the more careful to preserve the good opinion of others. 4
The rebukes which their faults will make hardly to be avoided should not only be in sober, grave, and impassionate words, but also alone and in private. 5
If words are sometimes to be used, they ought to be grave, kind, and sober, representing the ill or unbecomingness of the fault. 6
If punishment reaches not the mind and makes the will supple, it hardens the offender. 7