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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1910

Ex-President Roosevelt in Egypt

Ex-President Roosevelt in Egypt.

To all of us who take an interest in the work which is being accomplished by Britain in Egypt, the generous eulogy which was bestowed by ex-President Roosevelt upon its result, and, in particular, upon the efficiency and utility of the higher education must be highly gratifying. During the course of his visit to Cairo, he addressed the students of the local University, and his words were so wise, and set forth in so clear a light the nature of true education and its relations to the State, that we reproduce them for the benefit of our readers: "Wisdom, and sincerity, financial and educational management, and, above all, character, are more important than mental subtlety. Substantial education whether of an individual or a people, is only to be obtained by a process, not by an act. No man is educated by a curriculum. Everyone must help himself, and remember the Arab proverb: "God is with the patient if they know how to wait."