Roger Ascham

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Roger Ascham (c. 1515 – December 23, 1568) was an English scholar and didactic writer.

Sourced quotes

  • "There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."[1]
Simple: There is nothing like a sharpening stone to help good knowledge and a wish to learn more, as is praise.
  • "He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do."[2]
Simple: He that writes well in any language must take Aristotle's advice, to speak like the common people, and to think as wise men think.

References

  1. "Ascham, Roger". The Schoolmaster (book one; 1570). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2008). Retrieved on November 16, 2008
  2. "Ascham, Roger". Toxophilus (1570). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2008). Retrieved on November 16, 2008

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