There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
I said... how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.
To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do is style.
Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty
He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.
In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
Mark all mathematical heads which be wholly and only bent on these sciences, how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others, how unapt to serve the world.
In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning.
Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.