"The very greatest things--great thoughts, discoveries, inventions--have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established in difficulty."
Art credit: Woman, Why Weepest Thou by Fritz von Uhde
"There is hope for the nation that reveres the memories of its noblest leaders."
Art credit: Washington's Birthday by Charles Baugniet
"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better."
Art credit: Portrait by Douglas Volk
"Of what use to mankind is a land that is rich in bank stocks and poor in brain power? Or one that has cheap transportation and cheap thoughts? Shall we boast of a country that can supply the world with coal and gold but cannot add to its art, its literature, or its religious ideals?...
"[L]et us see to it that the priceless efforts of childhood, priceless because they mean the development of inner power, are never ridiculed or discouraged, nor set aside as worthless, but, rather, that they shall be encouraged...God never meant that any human life should be a failure. And could we carry true mother-love to all humanity no life need be a failure.
"Great is the work before us!"
--How Shall We Best Conserve Our Nations Moral Forces, An address delivered before the National Congress of Mothers by Elizabeth Harrison, June 12, 1910
Art credit: Hawaiian Mother and Child by Charles Bartlett
"So precisely suited is the story-telling method to the teaching of history that we can say that children cannot acquire a right knowledge of history in any other way. It is the way in which all history was once taught--and taught so that it was never forgotten."
Art credit: Horatius by Fyodor Bronnikov
"If literature is to regain its sway over the heart and its ministry in life, there must be a greater return to the oral and auditory basis of appeal...Because our culture is increasingly eye-minded, it is necessarily less emotionalized and less vital, less joyous and spontaneous."
--Percival Chubb (1914)
Art credit: Exciting Story by Tihamer Margitay
"It is not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It is our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."
--L. R. Knost
Art credit: Grandfather's Little Nurse by James Hayllar
"A few bars of music is worth more than a basketful of words."
--Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca
Art credit: A Music Party by Arthur Hughes
In the 15th century, Ulrich von Hutten, A German knight, exclaimed:
"What an age! Studies flourish, minds are awakening; it is a joy merely to be alive!"
I hope we are saying the same thing today!
Art credit: New Body Armor by Franz Meyerheim
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart