John Lubbock Quotes

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

Englishman John Lubbock (1834-1913) spent much of his life in the family banking enterprises.  However, he is well-known for his contributions to politics, science and philanthropic efforts.

Bill Russell Quotes

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My father once told me that anyone who worked for three dollars an hour owed it to himself to put in four dollars’ worth of work.

Learning is a daily experience and a lifetime mission.  I truly believe in the saying, “We work to become, not to acquire.”

Bill Russell (born 1934) is a former professional basketball player in the United States.  Before he embarked on a highly successful career in the NBA, he played on teams which won two national collegiate championships as well as an Olympic gold medal.  As a professional player, he played on 11 championship teams with the Boston Celtics.

Washington Irving Quotes

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There is sacredness in tears.  They are not a mark of weakness, but of power.

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing  more.

American Washington Irving (1783-1859) ranks as one of his country’s most renowned authors.  His amazing short stories of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleeping Hollow” remain all-time classics.  Ironically, his final resting place is at the Sleeping Hollow Cemetery in New York state.

Knowing God

From Ephesians 2:8:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

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During childhood years

Hearing about God

Stories filling ears

Joining with His squad


Years moving along

Learning about God

Life fills with His song

Accepting His rod


Adulthood arrives

Discovering God

His message now thrives

Walking on fresh sod


Maturity comes

Truly knowing God

Steady, beating drum

Crashing sin’s facade


Divine hands rebuild

Spirit calling out

Righteousness refilled

Taking Heaven’s route


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From Philippians 3:15-16:  “Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you.  Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.”

Lucille Ball Quotes

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t play to get discouraged.

Lucille Ball (1911-1989) persevered through a quiet film career in the 1930s and 1940s.  Television would be her gateway to stardom with her memorable sitcom “I Love Lucy.”  This comedic actress earned five Emmy Awards for her television work.

Learning, God’s Way

From 1 Thessalonians 4:1:  “Finally, brothers and sisters, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus that, as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God (as, in fact, you are doing), you should do so more and more.”

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God blesses us with opportunities to learn

Viewing our sinful ways, brings Him concern

Our Lord assembles His flock to learn His law

Witnessing our errant behavior with many flaws


We are encouraged to learn about God’s Word

Humbling ourselves, leaving where we once were

God creates each of us with simple, blessed minds

Acquiring wisdom from His Word, we gladly find


Wayward hearts and lost souls run to seek God

Taking time to learn His righteousness, all nod

Pursuing life’s errant ways, lost will be one’s fate

Our heavenly Father gathers many on this date


Our Lord delivers honest and equal justice for all

Learning to contribute good for others, is our call

God possesses sovereignty over all things

Conveying His message, truth will ring


We learn about Christ, His righteous ways

Staying with us to the end of our long day

Christ brings forward promises to be kind

Praying each day for mercy from His mind


Christ teaches at the temple, seeing God’s way

Bringing forward His Father’s Words, to say

Christ learns obedience, His Father knows

Taking our sins to a bloody Cross, He goes


Step forward and accept our Lord and Savior

Learning a new way, praise God’s selfless favor

God’s Word encourages us to listen and learn

Calling out to sinners, all of us stop and turn

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