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

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

poet, Nobel Prize winner

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Sandor from Bay area AUGUST 20, 2017
The content of education is not as important as what a child may do with the contant. The info presented may ignite a spark that will not only use the contant but transand it into something that may be new. Inspiration from a good tutor can be this ignition point. The future is not yet set. We are all in the learning curve.

Ann from MO AUGUST 10, 2017
Getting ready for a new year....


If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbors.
 —Frank Sinatra
Carry good cheer in the morning;
Carry good cheer in the night.
Effort is sweeter and living completer,
If ever we walk in love's light. —G.B. Williams
I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people. —Rosa Parks
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. —Vincent Van Gogh
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.  —Bob Hope
The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others. —Omar Suleiman
What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It’s persistence. It’s making your own luck. —Peter Diamandis
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. —Pema Chödrön
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  —Aristotle
Gratitude is the beginning of civility, of decency and goodness, of a recognition that we cannot afford to be arrogant. We should walk with the knowledge that we will need help every step of the way. —Gordon B. Hinckley
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. —Maya Angelou
I have a habit of letting my imagination run away from me. It always comes back though... drenched with possibilities. —Valaida Fullwood
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. —Marian Wright Edelman
If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier. —John R. Wooden
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. —Oprah Winfrey
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life. —John Burroughs

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