| We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.|
|Whats a your jargon o your schools,|
Your Latin names for horns and stools;
If honest nature made you fools.
BurnsEpistle to J. L.k.
|O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations,|
Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain,
I pray ye flog them upon all occasions,
It mends their morals, never mind the pain.
ByronDon Juan. Canto II. St. 1.
|Tis pleasing to be schoold in a strange tongue|
By female lips and eyesthat is, I mean,
When both the teacher and the taught are young,
As was the case, at least, where I have been;
They smile so when ones right; and when ones wrong
They smile still more.
ByronDon Juan. Canto II. St. 164.
| He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of daily virtuous living.|
|You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.|
Quoted by Jos. Chamberlain, at Greenock, Oct., 1903.
|Seek to delight, that they may mend mankind,|
And, while they captivate, inform the mind.
CowperHope. L. 770.
|The sounding jargon of the schools.|
CowperTruth. L. 367.
|The twig is so easily bended|
I have banished the rule and the rod:
I have taught them the goodness of knowledge,
They have taught me the goodness of God;
My heart is the dungeon of darkness,
Where I shut them for breaking a rule;
My frown is sufficient correction;
My love is the law of the school.
Charles M. DickinsonThe Children.
| There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; there is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever quite lose the benefit.|
EmersonEssays. Of Spiritual Laws.
| Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.|
FroudeShort Studies on Great Subjects. Education.
|A boy is better unborn than untaught.|
|Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee,|
At all his jokes, for many a joke had he:
Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
Conveyd the dismal tidings when he frownd.
GoldsmithDeserted Village. L. 201.
|Grave is the Masters look; his forehead wears|
Thick rows of wrinkles, prints of worrying cares:
Uneasy lies the heads of all that rule,
His worst of all whose kingdom is a school.
Supreme he sits; before the awful frown
That binds his brows the boldest eye goes down;
Not more submissive Israel heard and saw
At Sinais foot the Giver of the Law.
HolmesThe School Boy.
|Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam.|
Instruction enlarges the natural powers of the mind.
HoraceCarmina. IV. 4. 33.
|Fingit equum tenera docilem cervice magister|
Ire viam qua monstret eques.
The trainer trains the docile horse to turn, with his sensitive neck, whichever way the rider indicates.
HoraceEpistles. Bk. I. 2. 64. (Quam for qua in some texts.)
| If you be a lover of instruction, you will be well instructed.|
IsocratesAd Dæmonicum. Inscribed in golden letters over his school, according to Roger Ascham, in his Schoolmaster.
|Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.|
Job. XII. 8.
| Whilst that the childe is young, let him be instructed in vertue and lytterature.|
LylyEuphues. The Anatomy of Wit. Of the Education of Youth.
|Adde, quod ingenuas didicisse fideliter artes|
Emollit mores, nec sinit esse fervos.
To be instructed in the arts, softens the manners and makes men gentle.
OvidEpistolæ Ex Ponto. II. 9. 47.
|Fas est ab hoste doceri.|
It is lawful to be taught by an enemy.
OvidMetamorphoses. IV. 428.
|Whats all the noisy jargon of the schools?|
PomfretReason. L. 57. (1700).
|Men must be taught as if you taught them not,|
And things unknown proposd as things forgot.
PopeEssay on Criticism. Pt. III. L. 15.
| To dazzle let the vain design,|
To raise the thought and touch the heart, be thine!
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. II. L. 249.
|All jargon of the schools.|
PriorAn Ode on Exodus III. 14. I am that I am.
|When I am forgotten, as I shall be,|
And sleep in dull cold marble,
* * * *
Say, I taught thee.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 433.
| Well set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee theres no labouring i the winter.|
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 67.
|Schoolmasters will I keep within my house,|
Fit to instruct her youth. * * *
* * * To cunning men
I will be very kind, and liberal
To mine own children in good bringing up.
Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 94.
|I do present you with a man of mine,|
Cunning in music and the mathematics,
To instruct her fully in those sciences.
Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 55.
| I am not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed aheadahead of myself as well as of you.|
|A little bench of heedless bishops here,|
And there a chancellor in embryo.
ShenstoneThe School Mistress. St. 28.
|Whoeer excels in what we prize,|
Appears a hero in our eyes;
Each girl, when pleased with what is taught,
Will have the teacher in her thought.
* * * * *
A blockhead with melodious voice,
In boarding-schools may have his choice.
SwiftCadenus and Vanessa. L. 733.
|Better fed than taught.|
John TaylorJack a Lent.
|Domi habuit unde disceret.|
He need not go away from home for instruction.
TerenceAdelphi. III. 3. 60.
|Delightful task! to rear the tender Thought,|
To teach the young Idea how to shoot,
To pour the fresh Instruction oer the Mind,
To breathe the enlivening Spirit, and to fix
The generous Purpose in the glowing breast.
ThomsonThe Seasons. Spring. L. 1,150.