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The Improvement of the Mind

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Rule I.—Deeply possess your mind with the vast importance of a good judgment, and the rich and inestimable advantage of right reasoning.
Review the instances of your own misconduct in life ; think seriously with yourselves how many follies and sorrows you had escaped, and how much guilt and misery you had prevented, if from your early years you had but taken due paius to ju
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published January 1st 1814 by - Essential Knowledge Discovery
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Law of association : Religion & thinking. The most important thing to know about a child, one intends to teach is, What is he/she passionate about?

If you want to persuade people appeal to their interest, not to reason. Traveling associated with ideas of making the mind capable of assimilating varied ideas.

Selling : Find every benefit imaginable of your product? Second, find what other person is interested in? Show him sincerely how your product can help him secure his interest better than simil
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Amazing! Definitely going to reread, reread and reread!!!

study without prayer is atheism, as well as that prayer without study is presumption.

The eyes of a man with jaundice make yellow observations on everything: and the soul tinctured with any passion or prejudice, diffuses a false colour over the real appearance of things.
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Very nice written but very difficult to read. This book should be a must've read in any teachers education. Also very knowledgeable if you're a student or a politician. ...more
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I own an original reprinted edition of "The Improvement of The Mind" that was published in the year 1807. I found the edition in a recycling bin that I had permission on the word of my supervisor to dig through. (I worked at a location that regularly discarded old books).

Isaac Watts had a strong and focused insight. I was amazed to discover that he is the writer of "Joy To The World" (1719), the most celebrated hymn of churches and lovers of Christmas.

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Maybe the chewiest book I have ever read. I like to think that is saying something.
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It was a good book with interesting pointers.
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