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#1. For the mind is capable of dealing with only one kind of food; it lives, grows and is nourished upon ideas only; mere information is to it as a meal of sawdust to the body; there are no organs for the assimilation of the one more than of the other. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#2. We all have need to be trained to see, and to have our eyes opened before we can take in the joy that is meant for us in this beautiful life. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#3. Let the parent ask "Why?" and the child produce the answer, if he can. After he has turned the matter over in his mind, there is no harm in telling him - and he will remember it - the reason why. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#4. The peculiar value of geography lies in its fitness to nourish the mind with ideas and furnish the imagination with pictures. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#5. We have never been so rich in books. But there has never been a generation when there is so much twaddle in print for children. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#6. Every person exceeds our power of measurement. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#7. Wise and purposeful letting alone is the best part of education. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#8. Every day, every hour, the parents are either passively or actively forming those habits in their children upon which, more than upon anything else, future character and conduct depend ... - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#9. A child is a person in whom all possibilities are present - present now at this very moment - not to be educed after many years and efforts manifold on the part of the educator - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#10. What a child digs for becomes his own possession, - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#11. Let children have tales of the imagination, scenes laid in other lands and other times; heroic adventures, hairbreadth escapes, delicious fairy tales, even where it is all impossible, and they know it, and yet they believe. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#12. Never be within doors when you can rightly be without. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#13. Every common miracle which the child sees with his own eyes makes of him for the moment another Newton. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#14. The indwelling of Christ is a thought particularly fit for the children, because their large faith does not stumble at the mystery, their imagination leaps readily to the marvel, that the King Himself should inhabit a little child's heart. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#15. We talk of lost ideals, but perhaps they are not lost, only changed; when our ideal for ourselves and for our children becomes limited to prosperity and comfort, we get these, very likely, for ourselves and for them, but we get no more. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#16. Education, like faith, is the evidence of things not seen. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#17. The mother who takes pains to endow her children with good habits secures for herself smooth and easy days. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#18. Of all the joyous motives of school life, the love of knowledge is the only abiding one; the only one which determines the scale, so to speak, upon which the person will hereafter live. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#19. Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child, the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,
the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#20. Let children feed on the good, the excellent, the great! Don't get in their way with little lectures, facts, and guided tours! - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#21. So much for the right books; the right use of them is another matter. The children must enjoy the book. The ideas it holds must each make that sudden, delightful impact upon their minds, must cause that intellectual stir, which mark the inception of an idea. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#22. In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother's first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet and growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part spent out in the fresh air. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#23. Education is a life; that life is sustained on ideas; ideas are of spiritual origin, and that we get them chiefly as we convey them to one another. The duty of parents is to sustain a child's inner life with ideas as they sustain his body with food. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#24. Profound thought is conveyed in language of very great simplicity and purity. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#25. Look on education as something between the child's soul and God. Modern Education tends to look on it as something between the child's brain and the standardized test. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#26. An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#27. The problem before the educator is to give the child control over his own nature, to enable him to hold himself in hand as much in regard to the traits we call good, as to those we call evil:. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#28. Composition is as natural as jumping and running to children who have been allowed due use of books. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#29. Every walk should offer some knotty problem for the children to think out-"Why does that leaf float on the water, and this pebble sink?" and so on. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#30. Give your child a single valuable idea, and you have done more for his education than if you had laid upon his mind the burden of bushels of information. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#31. Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#32. We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#33. Imagination does not stir at the suggestion of the feeble, much diluted stuff that is too often put into children's hands. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#34. And all the time we have books, books teeming with ideas fresh from the minds of thinkers upon every subject to which we can wish to introduce children. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#35. The teacher who allows his scholars the freedom of the city of books is at liberty to be their guide, philosopher and friend; and is no longer the mere instrument of forcible intellectual feeding. - Author: Charlotte Mason
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#36. Education is the science of relations - Author: Charlotte Mason
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