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... no physician , no ship - masters , no shooter ever do ; and Aristotle saith , that
in all deeds there are two points to be marked , possibility and excellency , but
chiefly a wise man must follow and lay hand on possibility , for fear he lose both .
And thus , by Socrates ' judgement , a good father , and a wise schoolmaster ,
should choose a child to make a scholar of , that hath by nature the foresaid
perfect qualities , and comely furniture both of mind and body ; hath memory
quick to ...
Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty ; and learning
teacheth safely , when experience maketh more miserable , than wise . He
hazardeth sore that waxeth wise by experience . An unhappy master is he that is
Therefore , if wise men will needs send their sons into Italy , let them do it wisely ,
under the keep and guard of him who , by his wisdom and honesty , by his
example and authority , may be able to keep them safe and sound in the fear of
Some will judge much boldness in me , thus to judge of Osorius's style : but wise
men do know , that mean lookers - on may truly say , for a well made picture , “
This face had been more comely , if that high red in the cheek were somewhat ...
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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