Parents, leaders, and educators, we have a mission, a duty to lead children's souls toward the Light which will be their guide and their happiness. In order to illuminate the way that lies before each one of us, once a week we invite you to discover some of the words of certain wisemen and witnesses, measuring their worth by the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: “Do not consider the one who speaks, but whatever good you hear from him, confide it to your memory.” (from The Sixteen Ways to Acquire the Treasure of Knowledge by St. Thomas). Happy reading!
“The nation, like the individual, is the result of a long series of past efforts, of sacrifice, and of self-abnegation.” (March 11th, 1882. Conference at the Sorbonne, What is a nation?)
Ernest RENAN (1823-1892)
“Don’t think that you love your son, if you don’t teach him discipline; that you love your neighbor, if you don’t correct him: that is not love, it is mediocrity. Love must be ardent enough to reform and to correct — if others act well, rejoice; but if they act poorly, you must correct them, you must help them. What you must love in man is not his error, it is the man himself, for man is a work of God, while error is the work of men. In loving one, you eliminate the other; you love the first, and then you correct the other. But even if you must be harsh, let it be with the desire to help the other grow.”
Saint AUGUSTINE (354-430)
Doctor and Western Father of the Church, Bishop of Hippo
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