This however is my teaching: he who wisheth one day to fly, must first learn standing and walking and running and climbing and dancing:--one doth not fly into flying!
A testing and a questioning hath been all my travelling:--and verily, one must also LEARN to answer such questioning!
But as we grow older and learn
more, we begin to like more and more kinds of books.
"I can't think why anybody should learn
Latin," said Tom.
It is by essentially similar processes that we learn
speaking, writing, mathematics, or the government of an empire.
My mother sympathized with me in my disappointment, and sought to comfort me in all the ways she could, and to help me find a way to learn
. After a while I succeeded in making arrangements with the teacher to give me some lessons at night, after the day's work was done.
"Have you learned
anything at Redmond except dead languages and geometry and such trash?" queried Aunt Jamesina.
This was the same long-familiar tone his father always took with him, and Seryozha had learned
by now to fall in with it.
Most men have learned
to read to serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned
to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of reading as a noble intellectual exercise they know little or nothing; yet this only is reading, in a high sense, not that which lulls us as a luxury and suffers the nobler faculties to sleep the while, but what we have to stand on tip-toe to read and devote our most alert and wakeful hours to.
"I think my shadow is the only living thing one sees over there," said the learned
But White Fang learned
to omit these preliminaries.
Maximus Planudes, a learned
monk of Constantinople, made a collection of about a hundred and fifty of these fables.