Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hardiest skeptic who has seen a horse broken, a pointer trained, or has visited a menagerie or the exhibition of the Industrious Fleas, will not deny the validity of education. "A boy," says Plato, "is the most vicious of all beasts;" and in the same spirit the old English poet Gascoigne says, "A boy is better unborn than untaught."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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