"And, in my Opinion, we have as much need of the Hand of Culture to call forth our latent Powers, to direct their Exercise; in fine, to shape and polish us into Men, as the unformed Block has of the Craver or Statuary's Skill, to draw it out of that rude State, into the Form and Proportions of a Venus of Medicis, or an Olympian Jupiter."
— Fordyce, David (bap. 1711, d. 1751)
(vol I, pp. 116-7)
Fordyce, David. Dialogues Concerning Education. 2 vols. (London: [s.n.], 1745).