Quotes for Learners of all Ages

JMJ104  *I find it so inspirational if my life, to read the wisdom that other fellow humans have pondered and written for our benefit.  I thought it would be fun to share some quotes about education that continue to inspire me every time that I read them.  

A little inspiration about learning, before getting into the school day…

Quotes for learners of all ages

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– from Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

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“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, 1867-1959

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“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”  -Albert Einstein

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“It is not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
― Albert Einsein

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

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“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
― Voltaire

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
― Socrates

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“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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And now, a little news from day 104 of the school year!

Ring the School Bell 104/180 Days

Great day in all ways.  Academics got done, we bought a new dining table, good news on the college application front, and a fun afternoon outing.

We have been enjoying the Olympics in Sochi, from the comfort of our living room, of course.  Figure skating and snowboard slope-style are our favorite sports to watch.

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The celebration of the day was the arrival of my new kitchen table set.  The old one took us through 20 years, including many years of babies and toddlerhood, but it was really showing wear, to the point of being very difficult to clean, and a couple of shades darker than when we bought it.  Who knows what was lurking in the grain of the wood.  Yuk.

Anyhow, the new table set is rather modern, made of glass so I can see when it is clean or not, which I like.  That was my reason for wanting a new table.  John’s reason was more practical, and it certainly had validity also.  The old table no longer comfortably fit in our kitchen, since last year’s addition of a sliding glass door in the kitchen.  The table was an obstacle to getting out the door.

Unbelievably, the cat christened one of the fabric chairs, on our very first day of ownership.  Princess the cat, had an accident right on the new chair.  Anyhow, after being horrified for a few moments at this discovery, I scrubbed the chair and left it out in the sun.  After that didn’t work, My mom suggested stain remover, and so I repeated the procedure again and left it out in the sun one more time.  When I returned outdoors to retrieve it, the foul odor was gone, but a bird had now messed on it!  After this final episode of scrubbing, I brought the chair back inside and all has been good since, with my new table and chairs.

For an afternoon outing, Sabrina and I headed off to the mall, while Melissa and Sarah were at art class, and spent our $10 JCPenney gift money on earrings, and then indulged in some gelato.  Sarah finished a lovely watercolor of an African elephant during art class.

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Fine art by Sarah 2015, I couldn’t find the African elephant!

University alert!  Sabrina received a lovely formal admission letter from Cal State Northridge.  She is not so please with the idea of going to the local school, although I must say it offers a lot and would save on car expenses.  We’ll see what else comes up.

Time to load up on goods for my dad’s visit next week.  It is always a welcome relief to be able take time to slow down and spend special time with my parents.  They may live in the faraway land of Indiana, but we sure do make up for lost time when they vacation here with our family.  It’s always quality time and so good for the kids to hang out with their grandparents.  Who knows?  When you add up all the hours they are here, we may very well spend as much time with them as if they were in the same locale.

I find it so inspirational if my life, to read the wisdom that other fellow humans have pondered and written for our benefit.  I thought it would be fun to list some quotes about education that continue to inspire me every time that I read them.  Enjoy!

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** Note to the Reader- Today’s narrative is part of our family’s school journey from a few years ago, during my eldest daughter’s senior year in high school, a rather emotional year, with its many ups and downs.  Every day’s blog entry coincides with a day from that special year.  It can be read from the beginning by selecting the “Ring the School Bell 180” category on the side bar.  Commence with the narrative, “The School Bell- What comes to mind when ‘you’ hear that bell?”

Start here to get the story from the very beginning:

https://onceuponaschoolhouse.wordpress.com/?s=what+comes+to+mind

Follow along with us day-by-day through the school year.  Hope you will join us!

May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine.    Annette

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