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My son’s migrated to secondary school now. He is all of 11 years. Time flies….

Just the other day, he was born and I was cradling him in my arms in Winchester hospital. I remember that day, or rather that ‘happening’ evening….very vividly.

It’s etched in mind as an indelible memory – unless, of course, Alzheimer’s strikes me ;) LOL.

Anyway, it’s home-school link time again :) Sharing with you some of the quotes that I found in his diary. He takes it every day to school and I’m supposed to see it every day to keep track of his school-work and home-work. In the weekends, I’m supposed to sign it so that his teacher is convinced that I’ve seen it :)

So here I go:

• Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

• One man’s faith is another man’s delusion. – Anthony Storr

• The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Bertrand Russell

• Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. – Albert Einstein

• A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. – Dean Acheson

• As the island of our knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance. – John Wheeler

• He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. – Chinese Proverb

• You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

• The only certainty is that nothing is certain. – Pliny The Elder

• An Orator is a man who says what he thinks and feels what he says. – William Jennings Bryan

• Cuisine is when things taste like what they are. – Prue Leith

• Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce

• One of the greatest joys to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge. – Robert Lynd

• No nation is fit to sit in judgement upon any other nation. -  Woodrow Wilson

• Curiosity is the key to creativity. – Akio Morita

• Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. – Lillian Hellman

• Patience has its limits. Take it too far and it’s cowardice. – George Jackson

• Questions are the creative acts of intelligence. – Frank Kingdom

• The ballet is stronger than the bullet. – Abraham Lincoln

• Perception is real even when it is not reality. – Edward de Bono

• Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Sir Richard Steele

• Even he who is wiser than the wise may err. – Aeschylus

• Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts. – Nikki Giovanni

• Imagination is the eye of the soul. – Joseph Joubert

• We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle

• Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon

That’s all what I wanted to share with you today. Hope you’ve liked my compilation; and here’s a lovely quote I came across yesterday: it touched me to bits…

The best advice I've heard was from a lady in her 80s at my grandmother's 90th birthday. I was telling her how wonderful my children are. She said, "Don't forget your husband: you only borrow your children; your husband you'll have for ever." - Davina McCall (TV Presenter)

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