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Quote about behaviour getting worse

Discussion in 'Behaviour' started by Rubey, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Rubey

    Rubey New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to remember a quote that was shown to me on my PGCE many moons ago. It was saying that children are getting more and more disrespectful, but the twist was that it was from one of the Ancient greats (Plato I think...). I'd like to use it for an inset I'm doing.

    I know it's very vague, but does anyone have a clue what I might be searching for?


  2. sarah_dann1

    sarah_dann1 Occasional commenter TES Behaviour peer advisor

    There is this one online attributed to Socrates:

    “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their
    households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers."

    However, there seems to be some debate about the truth of its origins so I will keep looking for you.
    Rubey likes this.
  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I think St Augustin said something similar but don't quote me either - ha !
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