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The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things

February 15, 2014

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things – – the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.

Charles Grosvenor Osgood (1871-1964) often wrongly attributed to Samuel Johnson, apparently

Note the moral sense that is to be inculcated in the child – to prefer the good and the true, not simply to know about options.

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