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It’s term time again. My son, all of 12 years, is now in Class 8.
His school has re-opened after a 6 weeks long summer holidays.
He’s busy settling in…lots of new things to adapt to….new class, new teacher, new syllabus, new books, new uniforms (has outgrown his old ones) having grown taller ;-) new homework, assignments and class tests.
Back to school entails back to his busy academic schedule, trying to grapple with whatever new is taught in his diurnal timetable, be it French, German, English, ICT, PSE, RE, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Music, Art, Tech, P.E. etc.
Choc-a-bloc curriculum that doesn’t give him much respite to have his own free time, so he really looks forward to his half-term holidays, summer, winter and spring vacations.
Why am I writing all this to you?
Just an intro about what I’m going to share with you.
Whenever he enters a new term, we are presented with a new home-school link book.
It’s got some wonderful sayings to keep us going…
I always make it a point to read through and as has happened before, choose to share my favourites with you :-)
Doesn’t mean that I agree with all that is stated in each and every quote ‘quoted’ here, but surely, I find them interesting enough to make me wonder and ponder…
Here is the List – Happy Browsing :-)
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln
All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
Hatred can be overcome only by love. – Mahatma Gandhi
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford
The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post. – L. Thomas Holdcroft
Once the facts are clear, the decision jumps at you. – Peter F. Drucker
The greatest use of life is to use it for something that outlasts it. – William James
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin
The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. – Harry Kemp
The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity. – Victor Chasles
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison
Chance favours only the mind which is prepared. – Louis Pasteur
It takes two to make a quarrel, but only one to end it. – Spanish Proverb
Success is never final and failure never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – George Tilton
You cannot sink someone else’s end of the boat and still keep your own afloat. – Charles Bower
I hear and I forget; I see and I remember, I do and I understand. – Confucius
A small decision now can change all your tomorrows. – Robert Schuller
Light is the task when many share the toil. – Homer
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. – Aldous Huxley
Success covers a multitude of blunders. – George Bernard Shaw
Always do more than is required of you. – George S. Patton, Jr.

On an ending note, let me say that although our whole life story can be summarized in quotes, wish life was as simple as “quoting” quotes ;-)
Love always,
: Aparna :

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