And further owing to the general
pliability of childhood, they follow their instructors
with greater simplicity and without attempting to
measure their own progress: for as yet they do not
even appreciate the nature of their work. Finally, as
I have often noticed, the senses are less affected by
mere hard work than they are by hard thinking.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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