How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.

— Basil Moreau

The most delicious Basil Moreau quotes to discover and learn by heart

Education is the art of helping young people to completeness;

for the Christian, this means education is helping a young person to be more like Christ, the model of all Christians.


Zeal is the great desire to make God known, loved, and served, and thus to bring knowledge of salvation to others. Activity flows from this virtue. Teachers who possess it fulfill the duties of their profession with enthusiasm, love, courage, and perseverance.


Since God alone provides the means for the successful accomplishment of any task, it seems evident that a person needs to be called by God to be an effective teacher. Without this call to teaching, how will anyone be able to put up with everything that teachers face daily?


For those who live by faith, the cross is a treasure more valuable than gold and precious stones.


It is God's hand which has guided everything, and it is God whom we must thank above all.


Our zeal is always guided by charity. Everything is done with strength and gentleness.


We shall always place education side by side with instruction;

the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall likewise do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven.


With eyes of faith consider the greatness of your mission and the wonderful amount of good which you can accomplish.