Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet,with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
Let the tutor not merely require a verbal account of what the boy has been taught but the meaning and the substance of it:let him judge how the child has profited from it not from the evidence of his memory but from that of his life. Let him take what the boy has just learned and make him show him dozens of different aspects of it andthen apply it to just as many different subjects, in order to find out whether he has really grasped it and make it part of himself,judging the boy's progress by what Plato taught about education. Spewing up food exactly as you have swallowed it is evidence of a failureto digest and assimilate it; the stomach has not done its job if, during concoction, it fails to change the substance and the form of what it is given.
I'm forming a charitable institution for education.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
To comprehend and love painting requires an eye sensitive to forms and to colors, and, without education or apprenticeship, one which takes pleasure in the juxtaposition of tones and is delicate in the matter of optical sensations.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized; in fact, my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education.
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
The people who call my work 'abstract' are imbeciles... what they call 'abstract' is in fact the purest realism, the reality of which is not represented by external form but by the idea behind it, the essence of the work.
The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.
This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
If you are ambitious you are political. Your ambition may take the form of religion, but the politics is there. Then you are competing with other saints.