When the Tears Begin

An elephant's tear
Image courtesy of Pixabay’s Werner22Brigitte
“When a child can be brought to tears,
not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence,
he needs no chastisement.
When the tears begin to flow from
grief at one’s own conduct,
be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.”
~ Horace Mann,
Educator, College President & Politician