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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 possible for him to be of a vertuous Difpofition, that is Wealthy, and wantonly brought up in Rioting and Pleasures. 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, vizi. That no. Man liveth so poorly in this; World, as he poorly came into it. Plato.
Children, by their lascivious and remiss Education, (often) grow in time to be Persons most monstrous.. and, filthy in Conversation and Lia ving. Alex. Sev.
The Reproof of a Father is a kind Remedy, it brings more Ease than Pain Socrates.
Parents ought to rebuke and chaftise their Children, and that fecrete ly in their Houses. Tullius. The studious Father careth more
how to bring up his Children ia Honesty, than for them to live pleasantly. Alex. Sev.
Children are of divers and of fundry Conditions; some are of Nature apt to Vertue and Towardness, and fome naturally not so prompt, and gentle : Some are quick of Wit, some are dull of Capacity; of sharp Wits, fome do most excel in honest Acts, and some others quick in Wicked ness. Alex. Sev.
The good and diligent Father or Master, is equally careful, and endeavours by Education to make them conformable to his good Intention,
Use Examples, that such as thou teachest may understand thee the better. Pythagoras.
Be sober and chaste 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 Impression, fo is a Child apt to receive Learning.
Nature, and the Law thereof, gives the first place of Reverence and Honour; 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 Parentsy is to be understood, to judge reverently, discreetly, 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 used as Instruments, 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 necesarily fed and nourish'd. Chilon."
It is the first Law even of Nature, that we should dearly love our Parents. Valerius Max,
If Children- use to Eat or Sleep. over-much, they are therewith made dull to learn.
Reverence thy Father and Mom ther. Solon.
Strive not with thy Father and Mother, although they say the Truth. Plutarch.
Look what Thanks thou rendrest to thy Parents; the same expect from thy Children. Aristotle. ! În Honouring of our Parents, we do not only honour the great Power of God, but also the Excellency of his Goodness, 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, vizo First and chiefly unto God, and then to those that are set by him over us in Authority, as Parents, Masters, Officers, &c. Plotinus.
Thou falleft into great Disobedience, and great Presumption, when thou grudgest against them. Plato.
We are greatly beholding to them that tell us of our Faults, and shew uś what way we must keep; because it is better for us to amend by being corrected of another, than to undo our felves, by foolish perseverance. Plato.
Reverence thine Elders with Obedience.
Servants (in Word and Deed), ow due Obedience unto their Bodily MaIters. Socrates.
A Servant made Malepert, will kick at his Duty; and Labour, by custom, becometh easie. 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 obeyetb his Lusts. Solon.
The People ow Obedience to their Prince, and ought to fulfil his just Commandment; and the Prince oweth equal Justice unto every Man, and meek Conversation 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 perfect' consent of all things, appertaining as well to God as to Man, with good Will and Charity; and there is nothing given of God (except Wifdom) that is more commodious. Tullius.