more from Seneca the Younger

Single Idea 13322

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. Education / c. Teaching]

Full Idea

A person teaching and a person learning should have the same end in view: the improvement of the latter.

Gist of Idea

Both teachers and pupils should aim at one thing - the improvement of the pupil

Source

Seneca the Younger (Letters from a Stoic [c.60], 108)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Letters from a Stoic (Selections)', ed/tr. Campbell,Robin [Penguin 1969], p.201


A Reaction

[He cites a philospher called Attalus for this remark] This is worthy to be up in the hall of every educational institution in the world, and especially in the staff rooms.