Word of the Week: Inculcate

The word of the week is: Inculcate

Pronunciation: [in-kuhl-keyt]

Definition:

verb

1. to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly (usually followed by upon or in ):  to inculcate virtue in the young.

2. to cause or influence (someone) to accept an idea or feeling (usually followed by with ): Socrates inculcated his pupils with the love of truth.

Quotes relating to this topic:

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
-Plato

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon”
E. M. Forster

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”
-Thomas A. Kempis

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About instillari

I look at life with a positive attitude and try to learn something new each day. I love so many things in life including but not limited to: -Spending quality time with family and friends -Animals (especially my poodle Teddy) -Swimming and relaxing outside -Watching my favorite shows and movies -Reading a good book or magazine -Writing and sharing my thoughts for discussion -Baking and trying new recipes -Inspiring and helping others. Plus so much more!

Posted on August 13, 2012, in Daily Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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