A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply

A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who had been to

a Deaf and Dumb Institution to be taught, with a view to become the

master of a similar Institution in Russia, was asked the difference

between intelligence and discernment? He said "Intelligence is a

faculty, by which we distinguish good and evil, what is useful and what

hurtful. I think discernment is the faculty of distinguishing the

greater and less degrees of good and evil."