Quotes to Ponder for Back-to-School…

Dedicated to moms and dads who watched their children scoot off for the first day of school (and to teachers and life-long learners everywhere)…

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not–it is the first lesson that ought to be learned.” ~ Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist (1825 – 1895)

“…for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for…doing what is right and just and fair…let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance…” ~ Proverbs 1:2-5

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” ~ Anonymous

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it…Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise;
apply your heart to what I teach…”
~ Proverbs 22:6, 17-19

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Adams (1838 – 1918)

“The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things–the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.” ~ Johnson

“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.” ~ Titus 3:14

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” ~ Clarence Thomas

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. ~ Proverbs 9:9

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.” ~ Mary Pettibone Poole, 1938


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2 responses to “Quotes to Ponder for Back-to-School…

  1. Here is a quote to add:
    If you stop learning you will forget what you already know.
    Proverbs 19:27

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