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Those Parents ought to be blamed
that are very careful to heap up Riches, and take no care for the good bringing up of their Children.
It is not poffible for him to be of a vertuous Difpofition, that is Wealthy, and wantonly brought up in Rioting and Pleafures. Seneca.
Noble Wits corrupted in bringing up, prove more unhappy than others that are more Simple. Plutarch.
This all Men (naturally) receive of their Parents, and ought to be always remembred of them for their comfort, viz. That no Man liveth fo poorly in this World, as he poorly came into it. Plato.
Children, by their lafcivious and remifs Education, (often) grow in time to be Perfons moft monstrous. and, filthy in Converfation and Living. Alex. Sev.
The Reproof of a Father is a kind Remedy, it brings more Eafe than Pain. Socrates.
Parents ought to rebuke and chaftife their Children, and that fecretLy in their Houfes. Tullius.
The ftudious Father careth more
how to bring up his Children in Honesty, than for them to live pleafantly. Alex. Sev.
Children are of divers and of fundry Conditions; fome are of Nature apt to Vertue and Towardness, and fome naturally not fo prompt, and gentle: Some are quick of Wit, fome are dull of Capacity; of fharp Wits, fome do most excel in honeft Acts, and fome others quick in Wickednefs. Alex. Sev.
The good and diligent Father or Mafter, is equally careful, and endeavours by Education to make them conformable to his good Intention.
Ufe Examples, that fuch as thou teachest may understand thee the better. Pythagoras.
Be fober and chalte among Young Folks, that they may learn of thee; and among Old, that thou may'st learn of them. Plato.
Like as Wax is ready to receive any Impreffion, fo is a Child apt to receive Learning.
Nature, and the Law thereof, gives the first place of Reverence and Ho
nour; after God, unto our Parents; and it is a Service highly acceptable to God, to pay unto our Parents, that begat us, and brought us up, Honour and Obedience. Plutarch.
The Honour due unto our Parents is to be understood, to judge reverently, difcreetly, and honourably of them; and to esteem well of all their good Counsel, not only as Elders, but principally because they are Parents, whom God ufed as Inftruments, that by them we have naturally in this World our first Beginning and Entrance in Life, and by whom, after our Birth, we are tenderly brought up, carefully attended on, naturally beloved, and necessarily fed and nourifh'd. Chilon.
It is the first Law even of Nature, that we fhould dearly love our Parents. Valerius Max.
If Children ufe to Eat or Sleep over-much, they are therewith made dull to learn.
Reverence thy Father and Mother. Solon.
Strive not with thy Father and Mother, although they fay the Truth. Plutarch.
Look what Thanks thou rendrest to thy Parents, the fame expect from thy Children. Ariftotle.
'In Honouring of our Parents, we do not only honour the great Power of God, but alfo the Excellency of his Goodnefs, whereby we are made and born Men, even of the Blood of Man. Chilon.
Obedience is an incomparable Vertue, and due both to God and Man, viz. First and chiefly unto God, and then to thofe that are fet by him over us in Authority, as Parents, Mafters, Officers, &c. Plotinus...
Thou falleft into great Difobedience, and great Prefumption, when thou grudgest against them. Plato.
We are greatly beholding to them that tell us of our Faults, and fhew us what way we must keep; becaufe it is better for us to amend by being corrected of another, than to undo our felves by foolish perfeverance. Plato.
Reverence thine Elders with Obedience.:
Servants (in Word and Deed) ow due Obedience unto their Bodily Mafters.
A Servant made Malepert, will kick at his Duty; and Labour, by custom, becometh eafie. Alex. Sev.
Gentle Masters have often proud Servants; and of a Master sturdy and fierce, a Wink to his Servant is a Commandment.
He obeyeth many, who obeyeth his Lufts. Solon.
The People ow Obedience to their Prince, and ought to fulfil his just Commandment; and the Prince oweth equal Juftice unto every Man, and meek Converfation unto all Men. Mar. Aurel.
Of all things in this Life, pertaining to Man's Advantage, of what Nature or Condition foever they be, none is more Excellent and Honourable than the Vertue of Peace, which of all Men ought to be commended, and fought for. Alex. Serv.
Friendship cannot be without Vertue; it is none other thing, but a per fect confent of all things, appertaining as well to God as to Man, with good Will and Charity; and there is nothing given of God (except Wif dom) that is more commodious. Tullius.