We all need a bit of inspiration now and then. Charlotte Mason’s wisdom stretches well beyond her era. We can learn so much from what she had to say! If you haven’t already read Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series I highly recommend it! Charlotte Mason was a very inspiring lady. Every time I open one of her books to read I think, “Wow! That completely resonates with me! It makes complete sense!” So, today I want to leave you with a bit of her inspiration. Here’s a list of 10 Charlotte Mason quotes to inspire your homeschool.
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10 Charlotte Mason Quotes to Inspire your Homeschool
“Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child, the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,–the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making.”
“The question is not, — how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education — but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”
“Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking – the strain would be too great – but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest.”
“Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.”
“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”
“An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing.”
“The mother who takes pains to endow her children with good habits secures for herself smooth and easy days.”
“The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading.”
“Every day, every hour, the parents are either passively or actively forming those habits in their children upon which, more than upon anything else, future character and conduct depend…”-CM
“To introduce children to literature is to instal them in a very rich and glorious kingdom, to bring a continual holiday to their doors, to lay before them a feast exquisitely served. But they must learn to know literature by being familiar with it from the very first. A child’s intercourse must always be with good books, the best that we can find.” – CM
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