Commonplace Book

“Our aim in Education is to give a Full Life … We begin to see what we want. Children make large demands upon us. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. ‘Thou hast set my feet in a large room’ should be the glad cry of every intelligent soul. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking – the strain would be too great – but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest … The question is not, – how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education – but how much does he care?”
-Charlotte Mason

“The beauty of a classical education is that it dwells on one problem, one author and one epoch long enough to allow even the youngest student a chance to exercise his mind in a scholarly way: to make connections and to trace developments, lines of reasoning, patterns of action, recurring symbolism, plots and motifs.” -David Hicks, Norms and Nobility

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