"No instruction will throw deep roots into a country, unless it reach children through their mother...she opens hearts to love..."
--Letters to Mothers, Lydia Sigourney
Art credit: De Drentse Madonna by Jozef Israels
"As the sun colors flowers, so art colors life."
Art credit: Girl Picking Poppies by Daniel Ridgway Knight
I'm reading another life of Christ--I especially enjoy that in Month 6--and look at the difference in meaning between these two phrases, of when the angels came to the shepherds in the fields:
The popular one in our KJV is "...and on earth, peace, good will toward men."
But in this old book, it gives an earlier translation: "and on earth peace among men of good will."
Does the difference mean anything to you?
Art credit: The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds by Thomas Cole
Loved this quote-- thank you Tiffany mouritsen Hess:
Black history month should certainly feature Francis Ellen Watkins Harper:
"Every mother should be a true artist, who knows how to weave into her child's life images of grace and beauty, the true poet capable of writing on the soul of childhood the harmony of love and truth, and teaching it how to produce the grandest of all poems - the poetry of a true and noble life."
Art credit: Idyllic Scene by Eugenio Zampighi
I loved this statement at the end of The Life of Jesus by William Forbush:
"He succeeded in finding pleasure in more things than did anyone else. He saw the inner beauty in neglected objects...and set the world an example of a life that honored God in the fine art of beautiful living."
Exactly what we are engaged in: The fine art of beautiful living.
Art credit: Precious in His Sight by Greg Olsen
"Give them habits of thinking and talking and reading and a sense of self-respect. Open their eyes to the world about them, open their minds to the world of learning, open their hearts to the world of their fellow men. Let them come to know the richness of life."
--The objectives of Grundtvig's Danish Folk High Schools
A good summary of WEH objectives!
Art credit: Summer and Playing Children by Nikolia Astrup
"Motherhood was the best thing in Israel. The Jews gave women a nobler place than did any other people. They recognized their mothers as the chief blessing of both present and future national life."
--William Byron Forbush
Art credit: Christ and His Mother Studying the Scriptures by Henry Ossawa Tanner
"Impart as much of your faith as you can to those who walk the road of life with you, and accept as something precious that which comes back to you from them."
Art credit: A La Fontaine by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
"Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
Art credit: A Walk by the River by Alfred Augustus Glendening, Jr.
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart