Anatole France quote about mind from The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard - An education which does not cultivate the will, is an education that depraves the mind.
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An education which does not cultivate the will, is an education that depraves the mind.
 Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881). copy citation

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“«One comes into this world,» I responded, rather warmly, «to enjoy what is beautiful and what is good, and to do as one pleases, when the things one wants to do are noble, intelligent, and generous. An education which does not cultivate the will, is an education that depraves the mind. It is a teacher's duty to teach the pupil HOW to will.»
I perceived that Maitre Mouche began to think me a rather silly man. With a great deal of quiet self-assurance, he proceeded:
«You must remember, Monsieur, that the education of the poor has to be conducted with a great deal of circumspection, and with a view to that future state of dependence they must occupy in society.” source
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