"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."
Art credit: The Half Holiday by Elizabeth Forbes
"He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without."
Art credit: Old Woman Reading the News by Peder Monsted
"Interest and attention will insure to you an education."
--Robert A. Millikan
Art credit: A June Idyl by Theodore Clement Steele
"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success."
Art credit: First Step by Eugenio Zampighi
"The wise man becomes full of good, even if he gathers it little by little."
Art credit: The Daisy Chain by Maude Goodmann
"Let our object be our country...and, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace and of liberty..."
Art credit: Unveiling the Statue of Liberty by Edward Moran
"The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it."
Art credit: Soeurs by Theophile Duverger
"[T]he forerunners of the Renaissance were the troubadours, minnesingers, bards and minstrels, who aroused in the soul of a slumbering Europe the sense of nobler living in a time when Church and State were both asleep.
"Are not our story tellers...the true pioneers of a new revival of learning?"
Art credit: The Decameron by John William Waterhouse
I'm a little embarrassed asking you to read so much of what I write and listen to so much of what I say. I promise it isn't a vanity thing...
Here's the best way I can think of describing the process.
When I discovered the writings of the heart educators, it's like a light went on and the more I read, the bigger the vision grew of what this learning lifestyle could look like. It was as though every thing I read was a brush stroke on a canvas inside of my heart. And when all the brush strokes came together--what a vision I saw!! And it continues to grow and expand.
But I can't invite you into my heart and have you sit on my couch and take in this work of art. I can't even describe it with a couple of brushstrokes. The only thing I can do is share the brush strokes with you so that you can start applying them to your own canvas And then you will see for yourself!
That is why there is no short cut. It is why I can't just tell you what to do. You have to see for yourself--you have to 'Catch the Vision'. But when you do, it's a masterpiece, isn't it?
Art credit: At the Studio by Jose Ferraz de Almeida Jr.
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart