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Quotations about Education by Charles Dickens

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You are to be in all things regulated and governed by fact.

Background. “You are to be in all things regulated and governed by fact.” is a quotation from Hard Times (Book 1, Chapter 2). Hard Times – For These Times (more commonly now known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854.   Context. Taken from the following passage in […]

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It being a part of Mrs Pipchin’s system not to encourage a child’s mind to develop and expand itself like a young flower, but to open it by force like an oyster.

Background. “it being a part of Mrs Pipchin’s system not to encourage a child’s mind to develop and expand itself like a young flower, but to open it by force like an oyster” is a quotation from the novel Dombey and Son (Chapter 8). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published between 1846 […]

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Minerva House … was “a finishing establishment for young ladies,” where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.

Background. “Minerva House … was “a finishing establishment for young ladies,” where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 3 (Sentiment). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles […]

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They who are too ragged, wretched, filthy, and forlorn, to enter any other place: who could gain admission into no charity school, and who would be driven from any church door; are invited to come in here, and find some people not depraved, willing to teach them something, and show them some sympathy, and stretch a hand out, which is not the iron hand of Law, for their correction.

Background. “They who are too ragged, wretched, filthy, and forlorn, to enter any other place: who could gain admission into no charity school, and who would be driven from any church door; are invited to come in here, and find some people not depraved, willing to teach them something, and show them some sympathy, and […]

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