CH069: Imagination & Expectation: Quintilian on Education

Season 12: Classical Voices on Classical Education

We can’t simply demand character out of a person, nor can we explain it with abstract and theoretical definitions and expect that to be sufficient. We have to illustrate – model, tell stories, practice, make analogies – if we want to help people (ourselves, our children) change.

And doing so is demanding. It’s hard work. It’s good work. It’s necessary work.

It is best and easiest to begin how we mean to go on – to start on the path we want to finish – rather than meander aimlessly and then think we can backtrack or fast track to where we want to be later on.

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Imagination & Expectation: Quintilian on Education


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