segunda-feira, 5 de outubro de 2015

Permitting to them the choice

 (...) whereas it was formerly thought that the discipline necessary to form the character of youth was best given in the study of abstract branches of literature and philosophy, it is now thought that the same, or a better, discipline may be given by informing men in early years of things it cannot but be of chief practical advantage to them afterwards to know; and by permitting to them the choice of any field of study which they may feel to be best adapted to their personal dispositions.
                                              John Ruskin, Lectures on Art, 1870