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When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

Children have more need of models than of critics.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
In all our efforts to provide advantages we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured, and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
Children are curious and are risk takers. They have lots of courage. They venture out into a world that is immense and dangerous. A child initially trusts life and the processes of life.
Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
There is no time of life past learning something.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
Learning is not compulsory but neither is survival.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If only, If only, life was as simple as it was during childhood.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Too often when give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Children need models rather than critics.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Education is not received. It is achieved.
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.
Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who.
That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
All learning has an emotional base.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Learning isn't a means to an end; it is an end in itself.
There is no more beautiful life than that of a student.
Only those who have learned a lot are in a position to admit how little they know.
Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
We all learn best in our own ways. Some people do better studying one subject at a time, while some do better studying three things at once. Some people do best studying in structured, linear way, while others do best jumping around, surrounding a subject rather than traversing it. Some people prefer to learn by manipulating models, and others by reading.
Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.
In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
No one as ever completed their apprenticeship.
Your ability to learn depends partly on your ability to relinquish what you've held.
You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Oh, that one could learn to learn in time!
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Only the educated are free.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.
Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty--how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.

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