Snub Quotes (2 quotes)
A nose which varies from the ideal of straightness to a hook or snub may still be of good shape and agreeable to the eye.
The child asks, What is the moon, and why does it shine? What is this water and where does it run? What is this wind? What makes the waves of the sea? Where does this animal live, and what is the use of this plant? And if not snubbed and stunted by being told not to ask foolish questions, there is no limit to the intellectual craving of a young child; nor any bounds to the slow, but solid, accretion of knowledge and development of the thinking faculty in this way. To all such questions, answers which are necessarily incomplete, though true as far as they go, may be given by any teacher whose ideas represent real knowledge and not mere book learning; and a panoramic view of Nature, accompanied by a strong infusion of the scientific habit of mind, may thus be placed within the reach of every child of nine or ten.