That what we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us. The college, which should be a place of delightful labour, is made odious and unhealthy, and the young men are tempted to frivolous amusements to rally their jaded spirits.
Respect the child. The American Scholar Colleges… can only highly serve us, when they aim not to drill, but to create; when they gather from far every ray of various genius to their hospitable halls, and, by the concentrated fires, set the hearts of their youth on flame.
Let him be to me a spirit.
Be not too much his parent. The more experiments you make the better.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. We can seldom go erect. If you want exceptional friends, YOU must be an exceptional friend.
Only he may then speak who can sail on the common thought of the party, and not poorly limited to his own.