Our boys are back in school! Today’s Thoughtful Thursday offers quotes to help our sons 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 passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok
Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
For Your Sons:
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
If plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.