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November 02, 2015


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 For youth is impressionable and plastic, and while such minds are still tender lessons are infused deeply into them; but anything which has become hard is with difficulty softened. 

For just as seals leave their impression in soft wax, so are lessons impressed upon the minds of children while they are young. And, as it seems to me, Plato, that remarkable man, quite properly advises6 nurses, even in telling stories to children, not to choose at random, lest haply their minds be filled at the outset with foolishness and corruption.

De liberis educandis (The Education of Children)
by Plutarch

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