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In the coat of arms of the Basilian Fathers appears a quotation from one of the Psalms: “Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge. (Psalm 118.66). I would like to say a few things about “discipline” and point out why it is stressed in Basilian schools. Discipline is an interesting word and a still more interesting thing. As you know, the word is derived from the Latin “discere” meaning “to learn”. The disciple is one who learns from a teacher. “Discipline” is that virtue in the teacher and that virtue in the student which enables the teacher to teach and the student to learn. Without it, there is no teaching nor learning.
University of Windsor, Assumption College, The Ambassador
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Assumption College, "The Ambassador: 1949" (1949). The Ambassador Yearbook. 8.