Our whole life is an Education — we are ‘ever-learning,’ every moment of time, everywhere, under all circumstances something is being added to the stock of our previous attainments. Mind is always at work when once its operations commence. All men are learners, whatever their occupation, in the palace, in the cottage, in the park, and in the field. These are the laws stamped upon Humanity.
—Edwin Paxton Hood, Self-Formation : Twelve Chapters for Young Thinkers, 1852.
(HT Art of Manliness via Old Virginia Blog)