Meaningful Quotes about Lessons
No school is more necessary to children than patience, because either the will must be broken in childhood or the heart in old age.—Richter.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.—Bacon.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, the last duty done.—George Macdonald
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
The desire of appearing clever often prevents our becoming so.—La Rochefoucauld.
Evil thoughts intrude in an unemployed mind, as naturally as worms are generated in a stagnant pool.—From the Latin.
An idle man's brain is the devil's workshop.—Bunyan
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.—Franklin.
Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.—Colton.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.—Emerson.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.—Bacon.
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.—Channing.
To be able to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false,—this is the mark and character of intelligence.—Emerson.
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.—Horace Mann.
Our bravest lessons are not learned through success, but misadventure.—Alcott.