Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: A blessing

July 30, 2009

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

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Quote of the Week: the Christian Woman

July 23, 2009

Read below – it turns out to be a lesson in humility all around…. Christians ‘A woman’s heart should be so hidden in ChristThat a man should have to seek Him first to find her.’ When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not shouting ‘I’m clean livin”I’m whispering ‘I was lost, Now I’m found […]

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Quote of the Week: Dorothy L. Sayers

March 12, 2009

A human being must have occupation, of he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.– Dorothy L. Sayers While I heartily agree with the above quote I couldn’t resist adding this one: I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking. – Dorothy L. Sayers

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Quote of the Week: Einstein again…

March 10, 2009

The final Einstein quote for a while – I enjoy the optimism that underlies his criticism of the educational system. Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large are the lecture halls, but far from numerous the young people who genuinely thirst for truth and justice. Numerous are […]

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Quote of the Week: Einstein on the Purpose of Education

March 3, 2009

The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of the economic life, the family as bearer of tradition and education has been weakened. The continuance and […]

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Quote of the Week: George Bernard Shaw on Education

February 23, 2009

Every serious student of the subject knows that the stability of a civilisation depends finally on the wisdom with which it distributes its wealth and allots its burdens of labour, and on the veracity of the instruction it provides for its children. We do not distribute the wealth at all: we throw it into the […]

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Quote of the Week: Einstein on Education

February 9, 2009

My dear children, I rejoice to see you before me today, happy youth of a sunny and fortunate land. Bear in mind that the wonderful things that you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put […]

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Quote of the Week: On the Philosophy of Education

February 3, 2009

Welcome back to the series of quotes on the Philosophy of Education. This time I thought i would present some quotes by some controversial figures. I found these quotes interesting, in part because I would be likely to dismiss the ideas because of the messengers, but i am reminded to be slow to pass judgment. […]

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Quote of the Week: On the Philosophy of Religion

January 30, 2009

The essence of any religion lies solely in the answer to the question: why do I exist, and what is my relationship to the infinite universe that surrounds me? … It is impossible for there to be a person with no religion (i.e. without any kind of relationship to the world) as it is for […]

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The Purpose of Education: John Piper

January 22, 2009

Many of the recent Quotes of the Week have been about Education and teaching. John Piper presents some of his ideas about education and particularly those things that he sees as the aims of education in a post on his Desiring God website and blog pointed out to me by JT. He provides the following […]

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