"To all parents who ask me what my advice is to their boys' education, I always say: 'Let them learn foreign languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, as many more as they can. The other things – the length of rivers, the accession of kings, the names of battles, even multiplication and subtraction – are negligible; but conversation with foreigners is vital.'"
However, I would add that this is important for girls as well as for boys!
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