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IT is a shame not to have been educated; for he who has received an education differs from him who has not, as the living does from the dead.
IT is clear that in whatever it is our duty to act, those matters also it is our duty to study.
THE ideal of a general, liberal training is to carry us to a knowledge of ourselves and the world. We are called to this knowledge by special aptitudes which are born with us; the grand thing in teaching is to have faith that some aptitudes for this every one has. This one's special aptitudes are for knowing men- the study of the humanities; that one's special aptitudes are for knowing the world—the study of nature. The circle of knowledge comprehends both, and we should all have some notion, at any rate, of the whole circle of knowledge. The rejection of the humanities by the realists, the rejection of the study of nature by the humanists, are alike ignorant. He whose aptitudes carry him to