Friday, November 5, 2010

the nurseries of all societies

"...so it is evident that families are the nurseries of all societies. And the first combinations of mankind, well-ordered families, naturally produce a good order in other societies. When families are under an ill disci­pline, all other societies, being ill-disciplined as a re­sult, will feel that error in the first concoction. To serve the families of our neighborhood will be a service to all our interests."

-Cotton Mather from A Family Well Ordered

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