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Letter "I" » instruct
«Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.»
«A book has but one vioce, but it does not instruct everyone alike.»
«Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.»
«As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.»
«And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.»
«A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.»
«Amuse the reader at the same time that you instruct him»
«Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost»
, The Clocks
«An infallible method of making fanatics is to persuade before you instruct»
«Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.»