Childhood is the period in which underlying convictions are formed. Therefore, the most important part of education is the selection of the things of which a child should be convinced.
Talking and reasoning does not even have one thousandth the influence a true example has. All lessons about how to behave are worthless when children see the opposite in real life.
What use is it for children when people only speak about goodness, but perform bad deeds in reality.
— Gustav Struve
The strong desire for a pleasant and ideal life is a child's worst misfortune. It is crucial that children should know how to work from an early age.
— Immanuel Kant
It is important to teach children kindness and simplicity in life and work. All of children's moral and spiritual education should be supported by your own good example. You should live virtuously, or at least try to do so; the success of your good life will educate your children.