“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it." John Ruskin
"Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee, O Lord." John Baillie
"How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?" Oscar Wilde
"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." Corrie tenBoom
"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth." Benjamin Disraeli
"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." Samuel Johnson
I found these quotes at the beginning of chapters in the book Lessons at Blackberry Inn, a novel by Karen Andreola about a New England family who started home schooling in the 1930's. I borrowed this sweet book from my friend Debbie, who loves Charlotte Mason style home schooling, and jotted down my favorite tidbits in my notebook, where I can browse through them every now and then.
What are your favorite quotes? Post them in a comment for me, please! I would love to make this blog a little more interactive!