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” It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.” Lamentations 3:27

If you want to ruin your son, never let him know a hardship. When he is a child carry
him in your arms, when he becomes a youth still dandle him, and when he becomes
a man still dry-nurse him, and you will succeed in producing an arrant fool. If you
want to prevent his being made useful in the world, guard him from every kind of
toil. Do not suffer him to struggle. Wipe the sweat from his dainty brow and say,
“Dear child, thou shalt never have another task so arduous.” Pity him when he ought
to be punished; supply all his wishes, avert all disappointments, prevent all troubles,
and you will surely tutor him to be a reprobate and to break your heart. But put him
where he must work, expose him to difficulties, purposely throw him into peril, and
in this way you shall make him a man, and when he comes to do man’s work and to
bear man’s trial, he shall be fit for either. C.H. Spurgeon

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