Tagged with quotations

The Inspiration of Children

When I approach a child he inspires me in two sentiments;  tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. ~ Louis Pasteur As the school year is coming to a close, I find myself reflecting on the progress made by our second graders and on the meaningful interactions I have had … Continue reading

Wish To Be What You Are

The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are. – Desiderius Erasmus When I first read this quotation by the Dutch Renaissance humanist, Desiderius Erasmus, I wondered at whether happiness, as described by the quote, could be attainable in the modern world.  I like this quote, because I believe the statement … Continue reading

Happy At Home

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labour tends.” — Samuel Johnson I can’t tell you how true these words ring for me.  As an introvert who would be happier working alone on a quiet project at home, I need to push myself … Continue reading

Simply Stated

I want to take the opportunity to introduce a new page on Simple Pleasures.  Simply Stated is a collection of some of my favorite quotations and poems,  accompanied by beautiful photographs reflecting the sentiments expressed.  Since many of the quotations or poems have been featured in my blog posts, I’ve included a link with each … Continue reading