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«Dictatorship is a constant lecture instructing you that your feelings, your thoughts and desires are of no account, that you are a nobody and must live as you are told by other people who desire and think for you»
«A book has but one vioce, but it does not instruct everyone alike.»
«Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.»
«Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.»
«And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, / In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; / And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.»
«It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision to which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.»
«A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.»
«How can people be made happy in a petty kingdom? What peace can we expect from a rascal friend? What happiness can we have at home in the company of a bad wife? How can renown be gained by instructing an unworthy disciple?»
«In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained, the professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses; which is a scene that never fails to make me melancholy. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favorites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities, and eminent services, of instructing princes to know their true interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people; of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.»
«Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost»