Abstracts of Massachusetts School Returns


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Pàgina 107 - ... the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Pàgina 115 - For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Pàgina 97 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendefh to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat ; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Pàgina 17 - The school committee shall never direct to be purchased or used, in any of the town schools, any school books which are calculated to favor the tenets of any particular sect of Christians.
Pàgina 37 - ... to exert their best endeavors to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction the principles of PIETY, JUSTICE, and a SACRED REGARD TO TRUTH, LOVE TO THEIR COUNTRY, HUMANITY and UNIVERSAL BENEVOLENCE, SOBRIETY and FRUGALITY, CHARITY, MODERATION and TEMPERANCE, and those other -virtues which are the ornament of human society and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Pàgina 14 - Be informed that I have a son, and that I am thankful to the gods, not so much for his birth, as that he was born in the same age with you ; for if you will undertake the charge of his education, I assure myself that he will become worthy of his father, and of the kingdom which he will inherit.
Pàgina 14 - Socrates, that ancient philosopher, was wont to say, — that if he could get up to the highest place in the city, he would lift up his voice and make this proclamation thence : " What mean you, fellow-citizens, that you thus turn every stone to scrape wealth together, and take so little care of your children, to whom one day you must relinquish it all?
Pàgina 169 - Those who are taxed to support public schools have a right to know how their money is expended, and what is the character of the schools which they are required to maintain. The committee are but the agents employed by the town to take the agency of common school education, and the employer ought to be made acquainted with all that appertains to his interest in respect to this agency. What the committee know as to the schools, the town ought to know.
Pàgina 14 - ... speeches, and sometimes prevailed on to gratify friends who entreat them. This is an error of like nature with that of the sick man, who, to please his friends, forbears to send for the physician that might save his life by his skill, and employs a mountebank that quickly dispatcheth him out of the world ; or of him who refuses a...
Pàgina 176 - ... day, except when it is necessary to make repairs to prevent the interruption of the ordinary running of the machinery, or when a different apportionment of the hours of labor is made for the sole purpose of making a shorter day's work for one day of the week; and in no case shall the hours of labor...

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