Thursday, May 28, 2009

Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744-1811)

"Are not the hands, then, man's most noble tools? Is it conceivable that his spirit should be developed, or its manifold capacities brought to light, when his best instrument is rusting, when his hands are put to no use?" --Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744-1811)

And this from John Ruskin:
"It would be part of my scheme of physical education, that every youth in the State--from the king's son downwards--should learn to do something finely and thoroughly with his hand, so as to let him know what touch meant, and what stout craftsmanship meant, and to inform him of many things besides which no man can learn by by some severely accurate discipline in doing." --Time and Tide

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