"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
Art credit: Disagreement Between an 8-year-old Boy and Confucius by Yashima Gakutei
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
--Marcus Tullus Cicero
Art credit: Summer by Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky
"If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal souls, if we imbue them with immortal principles, with the just fear of God and love of fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten all eternity."
Art credit: The Evening Prayer by Pierre Edouard Frere
Harriet Beecher Stowe's reflections on the mother as teacher:
"The most fearful thing about this education matter is that it is example more than word. Talk as you will, the child follows what he sees, not what he hears. The prevailing tone of the parent's character will make the temper of the household; the spirit of the parent will form the spirit of the child."
Art credit: Mutter und Kind Rasten under einem Baum by Imre Gergely
"There is no such thing on Earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person."
Art credit: Summerlust by Hermann Seeger
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart