More than Just Feeding the Poor


A few quotations from The Prince and the Pauper concerning education, but in particular a young prince sees the ways of not just feeding the poor but that all people need education.

”…now and then his [the Prince] mind reverted to his treatment by those rude Christ’s Hospital boys, and he said, ‘When I am king, they shallot have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for all full belly is little worth where the mind is starved, and the heart. (Twain 18).

The Prince thought, “I will keep this diligently in my remembrance, that this day’s lesson be not loss upon me, and my people suffer thereby; for learning softeneth the heart and breadth gentleness and charity. (Twain 18).