Self education by William Hosmer Book PDF Summary
"The course of education, at the present day, wears an aspect of obsequiousness truly painful to one who believes the mind of man to be still capable of excelling in original achievements. Excessive veneration for the past cuts off all hope for the future. Though we have many works on education, it must not be understood that we have many on self-education. The subject has not been entirely overlooked, but it has seldom received the attention which it deserves. The schools have enjoyed a monopoly of public solicitude, and private education has laid neglected as a thing of no importance. What was within the reach of the unaided student few have enquired; and he has been left to be something, or to be nothing, as chance might direct, for all agreed he could never be a scholar"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).