To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.