Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


’Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
Pope.—Moral Essays, I, Part II.

Just education forms the man.
Gay.—Fable XIV. Part II.

A free school
For th’ education of young gentlemen,
To study how to drink and take tobacco.
Randolph.—The Muses’ Looking-glass, Act III. Scene 1.

If you suffer your people to be ill educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them,—you first make thieves and then punish them!
Sir Thomas More.—Utopia, Page 21. (Bishop Burnet.)