If you give a man a fish, he will eat once; if you teach a man to fish, he will eat for the rest of his life.
If you are thinking a year ahead, you will sow seed; if you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree.
If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6, KJV)
So many people go through life filling the storeroom of their minds with odds and ends of grudge here, a jealousy there, a pettiness, a selfishness, all ignoble.
The true task of a man is, to create a noble memory, a mind filled with grandeur, forgiveness, restless deals and the dynamic ethical ferment, best.”
I am Wisdom – Common Sense is my closest friend; I possess knowledge and sound judgment. If you respect the Lord, you will hate evil. I hate pride and conceit and deceitful lies.
I am strong, and I offer sensible advice and sound judgment. By my power kings govern, and rulers make laws that are fair. Every honest leader rules with help from me. (Prov 8:12-16, Contemporary English Version)
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. (Prov 9:9, KJV)
JOHN HARVARD “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly press to … lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all knowledge and learning.”
“All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of Thy children. (Isa 54:13, KJV)
“Harvard College taught all the branches of learning.” “Yes, all the branches, but none of the roots. Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau
Paul Lee Tan: “Harvard University permitted freedom in matters of theology and made no religious requirement of college officers.” Apostle Paul warns: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit.” (Col 2:8, KJV)
“A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for the life beyond.”…John Milton “ Books are the legacies that genius leaves to mankind, to be delivered down from generation to generation, as parents to those who are yet unborn.” Joseph Addison
“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the selves. From each of them goes out its own voice … and just as the touch of button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of the volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speak to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.”….Gilbert Highet
“Whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:19, KJV) A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence ends.”..Henry Brook Adams
“Awaken and prepare the mind of the child for every good and desirable idea – love for honor, sincere, firm character, clear mind, clean conduct, noble action, love for one’s fellow man, respect for God - teach this to your children.
And because life is full of sorrows and perils, fortify their character against any difficulty, strengthen their hearts against any danger.
The country should not expect honor and prosperity so long as the education of the child is defective, so long as the women who raise the children are enslaved and ignorant.
Nothing can be drunk in a muddy and better fountain. No sweet fruit can be picked from a sour seed. (Message to the Women of Malolos, Epistolario Rizalino, II, No 233, pp 129-130)
All wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding. God gives helpful advice to everyone who obeys him and protects all of those who live as they should.
God sees that justice is done, and he watches over everyone who is faithful to him. With wisdom you will learn what is right and honest and fair.
Wisdom will control your mind, and you will be pleased with knowledge. Sound judgment and good sense will watch over you. (Prov 2:6-11, Contemporary English Version)
Correct a worthless bragger, and all you will get are insults and injuries. Any bragger you correct will only hate you. But if you correct someone who has common sense, you will be loved.
If you have good sense, instruction will help you to have even better sense. And if you live right, education will help you to know even more.
Respect and obey the Lord! This is the beginning of wisdom. To have understanding, you must know the Holy God.
I am Wisdom. If you follow me, you will live a long time. Good sense is good for you, but if you brag, you hurt yourself. (Prov 9:7-12, CEV)