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.
1545 Toxophilus,'To all Gentlemen andYeomen of England'.
Young children [are] sooner allured by love than driven by beating to attain good learning.Roger Ascham
For [the] quick in wit and light in manners be either seldom troubled or very soon weary, in carrying a very heavy purse.Roger Ascham
To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do.Roger Ascham
To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face, Foure waies in court to win men's grace.Roger Ascham
By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.Roger Ascham
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.Roger Ascham
Aristotle him selfe sayeth, that medicines be no meate to lyue withall.Roger Ascham
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.Roger Ascham