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More Quotes for Copy Work

There are several pages of quotes for copy work in Italics, Beautiful Handwriting for Children. But here are some that Iíve come across since that was published. First here is my own quote:

To write is to crystallize thought. --Penny Gardner

Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance. --Merlyn in The Once and Future King by T. H. White, p. 41

Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person. --Warren Bennis

Learning is its own exceeding great reward. --William Hazlitt

Oneís mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In order to learn, one must change oneís mind. --Orson Scott Card

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. --Thomas Henry Huxley

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. --Aristotle

One learns by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try. --Sophocles

They know enough who know how to learn. --Henry Brooks Adams

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. --George Santayana

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are small matters compared to what lies within us. --Henry David Thoreau

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted --Aesop

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. --Goethe

A day of traveling will bring a basketful of learning. --Vietnamese Proverb

Smooth seas do not make good sailors. --African Proverb

If there is no wind, row. --Roman Proverb

To place yourself under an obligation is to sell your liberty --Roman Proverb

He who restrains his anger overcomes his greatest enemy. --Roman Proverb

Words fly away, the written letters remain. --Roman Proverb

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation , as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
--Joseph Addison

If a manís wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. --Francis Bacon

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater. --Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. --Albert Einstein

Mathematics possesses not only truth, but also supreme beauty. --Bertrand A. W. Russell

The object of art is to give life a shape. --Jean Anouilh

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
--Henry Ward Beecher

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. --Sir John Lubbock

If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow. --Sir John Lubbock

It is better that a crime is left unpunished than that an innocent man is punished. --Roman Proverb

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. --Mark Twain

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze. --St. Catherine of Siena

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. --George Washington Carver

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear. --Mark Twain

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning. --Thomas Edison

The shallower the brook, the more it babbles. --Indonesian Proverb

Dost thou love life? Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. --Ben Franklin

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. --Mark Twain

Forgetting trouble is the way to cure it. --Latin Proverb

Well done is better than well said. --Ben Franklin

However long the night, the dawn will bread. --African Proverb

The rain falls on every roof. --African Proverb

Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him. --African Proverb

Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them. --African Proverb

His books were the closest things he had to furniture, and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs. --author Laura Hillenbrand (said of jockey Red Pollard in Seabiscuit, An American Legend)

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. --Francis Bacon

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great. --Mark Twain

Whatever you have spend less. --Samuel Johnson

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. --Helen Keller

Be the living expression of Godís kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. --Mother Teresa

Scienceís tools will never prove or disprove Godís existence. --Francis Collins, scientist

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. --Mark Twain

Morality comes from a commitment to treat other as we wish to be treated, which follows from the realization that none of us is the sole occupant of the universe. --Steven Pinker, Harvard

PROVERBS in English then in Latin:

Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind. Doctrina est ingenii naturale quoddam pabulum. --Cicero

Men learn while they teach. Homines, dum docent, discunt.

All wish to be learned, but no one is willing to pay the price. Nosse velint omnes, mercedem solvere nemo. --Juvenal

The dice have been cast. Alea iacta est. --Julius Caesar

I will either find a way or I will make one. Aut inveniam viam aut faciam.

One who has lived well has lived unnoticed. Bene qui latuit, bene vixit. --Ovid

Seize the day. Carpe Diem. --Horace

I think, therefore I am. Cogito, ergo sum. --Descartes

By endurance we conquer. Fortitudine vincimus.

Resolutely in deed, gentle in manner. Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo.

History is the tutor of life. Historia est vitae magistra.

Love conquers all. Omnia vincit amor. --Vergil

Truth never perishes. Veritas numquam perit. --Seneca

I came, I saw, I conquered. Veni, vidi, vici! --Julius Caesar

As long as I breath, I hope. Dum spiro, spero. --Ovid

If anyone lacks virtue, he lacks nobility. Nobilitate caret si quis virtute caret. --Werner

A man of one book. Homo unius libri. --St. Thomas Aquinas

Quotes added July 2010. Quotes addes 10/09. Quotes from artists.