Monday, January 2, 2017

Education Is More Than Information

Educate your children in self-control, to the habit of holding in passions and evil tendencies, subject them to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society. … Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the larger term of education.  The feelings are to be disciplined; the passions are to be restrained; true and worthy motives are to be inspired; a profound Christianity is to be instilled and pure morality included under all circumstances.

Daniel Webster.  Cited by Mal Couch,This Great Nation: The Things That Made it Great — and How we Lost Them, pg.105

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