Roger Ascham - Quotes

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It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience. ---->>>

By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering. ---->>>

Let the master praise him, and say, 'Here ye do well.' For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise. ---->>>

To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do is style. ---->>>

He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him. ---->>>

Mark all mathematical heads which be wholly and only bent on these sciences, how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others, how unapt to serve the world. ---->>>

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning. ---->>>

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise. ---->>>

Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning. ---->>>

The least learned, for the most part, have been always most ready to write. ---->>>

Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty. ---->>>

In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire
Die: 1568
Occupation: Writer

Roger Ascham (; c. 1515 – 30 December 1568) was an English scholar and didactic writer, famous for his prose style, his promotion of the vernacular, and his theories of education. He acted as Princess Elizabeth's tutor in Greek and Latin between 1548 and 1550, and served in the administrations of Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I (wikipedia)