How to Get on in the World

How to Get on in the World

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"[...]they gain the requisite strength of following the footsteps of their parents, of walking uprightly, governing themselves wisely, and contributing to the welfare of those about them. On the other hand, if surrounded by ignorance, coarseness, and selfishness, they will unconsciously assume the same character, and grow up to adult years rude, uncultivated, and all the more dangerous to society if placed amidst the manifold temptations of what is called civilized life. "Give your child to be educated by a slave," said an ancient Greek, "and, instead of one slave, you will then have two." The child cannot help imitating what he sees. Everything is to him a model-of manner, of gesture, of speech, of habit, of character. "For the child," says Richter, "the most important era of life is childhood, when he[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507676050
  • 9781507676059