Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.— Charlotte Mason
Helpful Moral Education quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
There is no god and there is no soul.
Hence, there is no need for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is dead and buried. There is no room for fixed and natural law or permanent moral absolutes.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
We must have moral education in the schools, anti-bullying programs, but this does not mean programs to feminize boys.
Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
The education of young citizens ought to form them to good manners, to accustom them to labor, to inspire them with a love of order, and to impress them with respect for. lawful authority. Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man towards God.
Whoever wants to be a leader should educate himself before educating others.
Before preaching to others he should first practice himself. Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals is superior to the man who tries to teach and train others.
The object of basic education is the physical, intellectual and moral development of children through the medium of handicraft.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.
It is a mistake to try to impose Christian beliefs on children and to make them the basis of moral training. The moral education of children is much too important a matter to be built on such foundations.
The aim of education is to guide young persons in the process through which they shape themselves as human persons-armed with knowledge, strength of judgment, and moral virtues-while at the same time conveying to them the spiritual heritage of the nation and the civilization in which they are involved.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
Religion is the solid basis of good morals;
therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.
We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.
Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits .
. . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.
The business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic being, not to be kneaded and pressured into form like an inert plastic material
Black! Black! Black! I am proud of being a Negro.
Nor have I ever tried to beg tolerance from anyone. Superiority is not proved by color, but by the brain, by education, by willpower, by moral courage.
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
A new educational system in which all children born shall have the same advantage of physical, industrial, mental and moral culture, and thus be equally prepared at maturity to enter upon active, responsible and useful lives. . . . In so doing, it strikes a fatal blow at . . . the most demoralizing of all monopolies. . . educational superiority.
The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.
Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.
The great majority of women are more intelligent, better educated, and far more moral than multitudes of men whose right to vote no man questions.
Our disregard of civic and moral virtue as an educational priority is having a tangible effect on the attitudes, understanding and behavior of large portions of the youth population in the United States today.
People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
As the humanities and liberal arts are downsized, privatized, and commodified, higher education finds itself caught in the paradox of claiming to invest in the future of young people while offering them few intellectual, civic, and moral supports.
The influences that have lifted the race to a higher moral level are education, freedom, leisure, the humanizing tendency of a better-supplied and more interesting life. In a word, science and liberalism . . . have accomplished the very things for which religion claims the credit.
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler.
When there is no such thing as religious culture and moral education, serious social problems such as drug addiction and racism fill the gap.
Today there are a lot places where people say they're just hopeless.
If I can come from a hopeless country, get an education, become a hyphenated American and become president of the World Bank, it's my moral duty to make sure that every single person on the planet has that opportunity.
To teach is to color a life forever.
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
[F]or avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy .
. . the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. [T]herefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God.
People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful.
He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals