"...don't ever sell yourself short as a woman or as a mother... Do not let the world define, denigrate, or limit your feelings of lifelong learning and the values of motherhood... Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression and self-doubt."
--Robert D. Hales
Art credit: A Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honore Fragonard (artrenewal.org)