Homeschooling Quotes

I love quotes and this homeschooling quotes are some of the ones I've collected over the years.

“The natural desire of good men is knowledge.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“From the very beginning, the responsibility of parents teaching their children was among the instructions the Lord gave to our first earthly parents.” - L. Tom Perry

“Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature.” - Charlotte Mason

“Our homes can be happy places where our children can learn and grow.” - Patricia P. Pinegar

“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?” - Charlotte Mason

“Our Heavenly Father placed the responsibility upon parents to see that their children are well fed, well groomed and clothed, well trained, and well taught.” - Spencer W. Kimball

“Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.” - Charlotte Mason

“Parents are never failures when they do their best to love, teach, pray, and care for their children. Their faith, prayers, and efforts will be consecrated to the good of their children.” - Robert D. Hales

“You need more than your own wisdom in rearing [your children]. You need the help of the Lord. Pray for that help and follow the inspiration which you receive.” - Gordon B. Hinckley

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve into something higher.” - Rudolf Steiner

More Homeschooling Quotes

“Like Jochebed (Moses' mother), we raise our families in a wicked and hostile world  —a world as dangerous as the courts of Egypt ruled by Pharaoh. But, like Jochebed, we also weave around our children a protective basket—a vessel called “the family”—and guide them to safe places where our teachings can be reinforced in the home and at church.” - Robert D. Hales

“Why do people take or keep their children out of school? Mostly for three reasons: they think that raising their children is their business not the government’s; they enjoy being with their children and watching and helping them learn, and don’t want to give that up to others; they want to keep them from being hurt, mentally, physically, and spiritually.” - John Holt

“We urge you to teach your children honor and integrity and honesty. Is it possible that some of our children do not know how sinful it is to steal? It is unbelievable—the extent of vandalism, thievery, robbery, stealing. Protect your family against it by proper teaching.” - Spencer W. Kimball

“We can best help children learn, not by deciding what we think they should learn and thinking of ingenious ways to teach it to them, but by making the world, as far as we can, accessible to them, paying serious attention to what they do, answering their questions -- if they have any -- and helping them explore the things they are most interested in.” - John Holt

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.” Helen Keller

“My object is to show that the chief function of the child--his business in the world during the first six or seven years of his life--is to find out all he can, about whatever comes under his notice, by means of his five senses.” - Charlotte Mason

“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your roadmap through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.” -  John Taylor Gatto

“The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading.” - Charlotte Mason

“As parents, your foremost mission and duty is to teach your children to purify their minds.” - Cee Lay

“What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn't a school at all.” - John Holt

More Homeschooling Quotes

“Having found the book which has a message for us, let us not be guilty of the folly of saying we have read it. We might as well say we have breakfasted, as if breakfasting on one day should last us for every day! The book that helps us deserves many readings, for assimilation comes by slow degrees.” - Charlotte Mason

“Teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the home adds another layer of insulation to protect our children from worldly influences.” - L. Tom Perry

“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.” – Horace Mann

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Seek the guidance of God to know how to best teach your children. Help your children to grow and strengthen their faith in God.” - Cee Lay

“The primary goal of real education is not to deliver facts but to guide students to the truths that will allow them to take responsibility for their lives.” - John Taylor Gatto

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

“You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are.” - Rudolf Steiner

“Teaching in the home is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, where the influence of the adversary is so widespread and he is attacking, attempting to erode and destroy the very foundation of our society, even the family.” - L. Tom Perry

“Mothers, cherish, love, encourage, teach respect, and inspire your children as only mothers can do.” - G. Homer Durham

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