Roger Ascham (c. 1515 – December 23, 1568) was an English scholar and didactic writer.
- "There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- 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."
- 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.
- ↑ "Ascham, Roger". The Schoolmaster (book one; 1570). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2008). Retrieved on November 16, 2008
- ↑ "Ascham, Roger". Toxophilus (1570). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2008). Retrieved on November 16, 2008