Article #190 - Education


 How might mankind enlarge their capacity for thought and action, become enterprising, and energetic, and permit circumstances no longer to control their happiness and destiny, if they would only come under proper influences such as would follow a believe [sic]in the silburn philosophy that teaches every day of life to be a combat, a combat of joy, and every night a

feast of victory. Buonaparte acquired such a power and mental activity that he performed in hours the labour of days. Want of time was never an apology with him, for he employed and improved every moment; he suffered nothing to divert him from the purposes of his life, no victory illured [sic] him to moments repose, no luxury tempted him to cease.


[The author also cites the example of the hard-working Julius Caesar. He deplores the amount of time “devoted to fashion, idleness, frivolous entertainments, and vicious habits.”]


...”the only life that is worth living or that permanently satisfies a rational being is a life of justice, temperance, intelligence, friendship, and love.”

                        To be read by F. Darlington