Today’s Thoughtful Thursday offers quotes to help our children and ourselves with the transition to a new school year. Here are some quotes to remind us of the value of the educational journey, and some to encourage them as they return to the classroom. Share with your sons, and enjoy.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” -Victor Hugo

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats

“Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – Winnie the Pooh

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss

Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein