Great Throughts Treasury

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John Dewey

The best and the deepest moral training is that which one gets by having to enter into proper relationships with others… Present educational systems, so far as they destroy or neglect this unity, render it difficult or impossible to get any genuine, regular moral training.

Destroy | Neglect | Present | Training | Unity |

William James

Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is like the letting fall of a ball of string which one is carefully winding up, a single slip undoes more than a great many turns will wind again. Continuity of training is the great means of making the nervous system act infallible right.

Habit | Life | Life | Means | Right | System | Training | Will |

Antony Jay, fully Sir Antony Rupert Jay

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

Training | Leadership |

Minnie Kellogg, born Laura Miriam Cornelius

Culture is but the fine flowering of real education, and it is the training of the feeling, the tastes, and the manners that make it so.

Culture | Education | Manners | Training |

Robert M. Linder, fully Robert Mitchell Linder

Only by being permitted to experience the consequences of his actions will the child acquire a sense of responsibility; and within the limits marked by the demands of his safety this must be done. From such training we can expect many benefits to the person, one of which will certainly be the development of a natural rather than an imposed control over [himself].

Consequences | Control | Experience | Responsibility | Sense | Training | Will | Child |

Albert Einstein

It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.

Books | Education | Important | Learning | Mind | Need | Training | Learn | Think | Value |

Aristotle NULL

You should display your training in inductive reasoning against a young man, in deductive against an expert.

Display | Man | Training |

Aristotle NULL

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Art | Excellence | Habit | Training | Virtue | Virtue | Art |

Jawaharlal Nehru

To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.

Good | Training |

John Ruskin

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them; and these two objects are always attainable together and by the same means; the training which makes men happiest in themselves also makes them most serviceable to others.

Education | Means | Men | Training |

John Ruskin

Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave. It is not teaching the youth the shapes of letters and the tricks of numbers, and then leaving them to turn their arithmetic to roguery, and their literature to lust. It means, on the contrary, training them into the perfect exercise and kingly continence of their bodies and souls. It is a painful, continual and difficult work, to be done by kindness, by watching, by warning, by precept and by praise, but above all - by example.

Education | Example | Kindness | Literature | Lust | Means | People | Praise | Precept | Training | Warning | Work | Youth | Youth |

John Ruskin

Education is the leading human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them; and these two objects are always attainable together, and by the same means; the training which makes men happiest in themselves also makes them most serviceable to others.

Education | Means | Men | Training |

John Ruskin

Education is the leading human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them; and these two objects are always attainable together, and by the same means. The training which makes men happiest in themselves also makes them most serviceable to others.

Education | Means | Men | Training |

Joseph Chilton Pearce, aka Joe

Infants instinctively resist enculturation because they intuitively sense in it a denial of life that robs us of our spirit and our loving, willing, thinking, being. Resistance is futile. Without exception, these cultural techniques involve carefully masked threats that prey upon the child’s rapidly learned fear of pain, harm, or deprivation, and more primal anxiety over separation or alienation from parent, caregiver, or society. “Do this or you will suffer the consequences.” This threat, in fact, underlies every facet of our life from our first potty training through university exams.

Alienation | Anxiety | Anxiety | Consequences | Fear | Harm | Life | Life | Pain | Sense | Society | Spirit | Thinking | Training | Will |

Noam Chomsky, fully Avram Noam Chomsky

Mass public education first was introduced in the United States in the nineteenth century as a way of training the largely rural workforce here for industry.

Education | Industry | Public | Training |

Mortimer J. Adler, fully Mortimer Jerome Adler

What is needed to make democracy work as it is not now working- to bring into existence in reality a sound conception of democracy? The mass liberal education of the mass electorate. Not just schooling, but an education that involves moral training as well as training of the mind.

Democracy | Education | Existence | Mind | Reality | Sound | Training | Work |

Plato NULL

The most important part of education is right training in the nursery. The soul of the child in his play should be trained to that sort of excellence in which, when he grows to manhood, he will have to be perfected.

Education | Excellence | Important | Play | Right | Soul | Training | Will | Excellence | Child |

Plato NULL

This harmony of the soul, taken as a whole, is virtue; but the particular training in respect of pleasure and pain, which leads you always to hate what you ought to hate, and love what you ought to love from the beginning of life to the end, may be separated off; and, in my view, will be rightly called education.

Beginning | Education | Harmony | Hate | Life | Life | Love | Pain | Pleasure | Respect | Soul | Training | Virtue | Virtue | Will | Respect |

Plato NULL

Where old men have no shame, there young men will most certainly be devoid of reverence. The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be always carrying out your own admonitions in practice.

Men | Practice | Reverence | Shame | Time | Training | Will | Old |

Polybius NULL

The study of history is in the truest sense an education and a training for political life... The most instructive, or rather the only, method of learning to bear with dignity the vicissitudes of fortune is to recall the catastrophes of others.

Dignity | Education | Fortune | History | Learning | Life | Life | Method | Sense | Study | Training | Vicissitudes |