We must ask the right questions

Posted by Samantha on April 1, 2011 in Thought for the day |

 

A father inquires whether his boy can construe Homer, if he understands Horace, and can taste Virgil; but how seldom does he ask, or examine, or think whether he can restrain his passions,—whether he is grateful, generous, humane, compassionate, just and benevolent.

 

Lady Mary Hervey, British aristocrat (1700–1768)

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