Natalia Ginzburg, from her collection of her finest and best-known short essays, The Little Virtues, tells us wonderfully,
"As far as the education of children is concerned, I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but a love of ones neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know."
Such salient knowledge, such important advice, from a remarkably gifted writer! Love, Susie x