Proceedings Volume 2

Proceedings Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... to-day, in this paper, such wise and true sentiments, so visely and truly expressed by one of the youngest of the teachers in this present company. Applause. It made my heart leap for joy that a young man should stand here before us, and teach us so well what are the moral elementsp of the teacher's art. Applause I agree heartily, sir, with every word of the paper, and I am glad you have given me an opportunity to say so. For I believe--and I hope I am not alone in this company of teachers and friends of education in the belief--I believe that the heart out of which, as we have from the highest authori ty, are the issues of life, the heart is more than the head, and character is more than knowledge. It is of far greater importance what a man is and what he is becoming, than what he knows. And so I say that the moral elements of the teacher's art have a correspondingly higher rank than the intellectual, as the moral elements of the teacher's being, and of the being of the pupil are also far higher than the intellectual. I have heard so many things in this paper that I should like to speak to, that I hardly know to which, in seven minutes, to try to speak to at all. But the paper, I noticed, incidentally cited Socrates in illustration of one of the elements of the teacher's art. I thought directly of Socrates as an illustration on a still larger canvas of the same great thing. Yesterday, you know, sir, we had in the essay of Dr. Kendrick, set forth and illustrated before us, the noble and ever enduring influence of classical studies. And I thought of that paper, and the influence of these classical studies in the promotion of all true culture. Then I thought of Socrates again, and of what he wrought, and then came to more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893999
  • 9781236893994