"What you make a child love and desire is more important than what you make him learn."
Art credit: The Arabian Nights by Lionel Percy Smythe
"Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves.
Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other.
No matter how difficult life is...
Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you."
Art Credit: Beerensammler by Fritz Ebel
"Fortunate is the person who has been educated to the perception of beauty; he possesses a heritage of which no reverses can rob him...
"A great scientist tells us that there is no natural object in the universe which, if seen as the Master sees it, coupled with all its infinite meaning, its utility and purpose, is not beautiful.
"Beauty is God's handwriting. Just as the most disgusting object, if put under a magnifying glass of sufficient power, would reveal beauties undreamed of, so even the most unlovely environment, the most cruel conditions, will, when viewed through the glass of a trained and disciplined mind, show something of the beautiful and hopeful.
"A life that has been rightly trained will extract sweetness from everything; it will see beauty everywhere."
--Orison Swett Marden
Art credit: Sommarang by Fanny Brate
“When the multitudes cease to flow into the sanctuary to bathe themselves in God’s divine ether, to wash the grime from the soul’s garments, to sharpen the dulled instrument of the spirit, that moment the bloom and beauty will begin to pass from our arts, our literature, our music, our laws, and the very springs of civilization will dry up.”
--President Hopkins of Williams College
Art credit: A Prayer by Frederick Daniel Hardy
"Outward circumstances do not determine the course of our lives as much as the thoughts that habitually occupy our minds."
--Howard W. Hunter
Art credit: Summer by Jules Breton
"No longer talk at all about the kind of man that a good man ought to be, but be such."
Art credit: The Two Brothers by Firim Baes
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart