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Great Quotes to Ponder While Shoveling Snow or Sipping Hot Cocoa

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ShovelingSnowGREAT QUOTES TO PONDER WHILE SHOVELING SNOW OR SIPPING HOT COCOA

When 2000 young men were asked to spell out their greatest concerns for the future, they expressed two major fears in equal weight – and absolute contradiction: fear of not having enough money, and fear of being locked in by the constant pursuit of money. To purchase freedom at the sacrifice of a comfortable life is virtually unthinkable. If only they could have their cake and eat it on Martha’s Vineyard…

Gail Sheehy in Pathfinders

Whenever I had second thoughts about the socialization my children may have been missing by homeschooling, I’d take them to a G-rated matinee movie. One look around the theater at the running, screaming, popcorn-throwing little socialites was enough to overcome my doubts.

Mario Pagnoni in The Complete Home Educator

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

The child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.

U. S. Supreme Court

268 U.S. 510 (1925)

I can’t help thinking of the Venetian Republic in their last half-century. Like us, they had once been fabulously lucky. They had become rich, as we did, by accident. They had acquired immense political skills, just as we have. A good many of them were tough-minded, realistic, patriotic men. They knew, just as clearly as we know, that the current of history had begun to flow against them. Many of them gave their minds to working out ways to keep going. It would have meant breaking the pattern into which they had crystallised. They were fond of the pattern, just as we are fond of ours. They never found the will to break it.

C. P. Snow

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