It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
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.Roger Ascham1545 Toxophilus,'To all Gentlemen andYeomen of England'.
Young children [are] sooner allured by love than driven by beating to attain good learning.Roger Ascham1570 The Schoolmaster,'A Preface to the Reader'.
To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do.Roger AschamRoger Ascham, Dedication to All the Gentlemen and Yeomen of England.
To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face, Foure waies in court to win men's grace.Roger AschamRoger Ascham, The Schoolmaster.
By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.Roger AschamRoger Ascham, Schoolmaster. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Aristotle him selfe sayeth, that medicines be no meate to lyue withall.Roger AschamToxophilus, p. 50. (1545)
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.Roger AschamThe Schoolmaster, p. 1 (1570)
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