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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Discipline
 
  The rule of imitating God can never be successfully proposed but upon Christian principles, such as that this world is a place not of rest, but of discipline.
Francis Atterbury.    
  1
 
  It is not advisable to reward where men have the tenderness not to punish.
Roger L’Estrange.    
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  If a strict hand be kept over children from the beginning, they will in that age be tractable; and if as they grow up the rigour be, as they deserve it, gently relaxed, former restraints will increase their love.
John Locke.    
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  The backwardness parents show in indulging their faults will make them set a greater value on their credit themselves, and teach them to be the more careful to preserve the good opinion of others.
John Locke.    
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  The rebukes which their faults will make hardly to be avoided should not only be in sober, grave, and impassionate words, but also alone and in private.
John Locke.    
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  If words are sometimes to be used, they ought to be grave, kind, and sober, representing the ill or unbecomingness of the fault.
John Locke.    
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  If punishment reaches not the mind and makes the will supple, it hardens the offender.
John Locke.    
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