Friday, December 07, 2007

Daily Coolidge

Cal: "We live in an impatient age. We demand results, and demand them at once. We find a long and laborious process very irksome, and are constantly seeking for a short cut. But there is no easy method of securing discipline. It is axiomatic that there is no royal road to learning. The effort for discipline must be intensive, and to a considerable degree it must be lifelong. But it is absolutely necessary, if there is to be any self-direction or any self-control. The worst evil that could be inflicted upon the youth of the land would be to leave them without restraint and completely at the mercy of their own uncontrolled inclinations. Under such conditions education would be impossible, and all orderly development intellectually or morally would be hopeless. I do not need to picture the result."


g_rob said...

Coolidge was a fly fisherman.

Stephen said...

And he was a "fly" fisherman.

dcat said...

I wanted to read the whole qoutation but I could not wait to get to the end.