A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
-C. S. Lewis
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Education is a life. That life is sustained on ideas. Ideas are of a spiritual origin, and God has made us so that we get them chiefly as we convey them for one another, whether by word of mouth, written page, scripture read, musical symphony; we must sustain a child's inner life with ideas as we sustain his body with food.
- Charlotte Mason
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those which anything splendid or wonderful happens, but must those that bring simple pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
-L.M. Montgomery/Anne Shirley from "Anne of Green Gables"
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.