“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Nelson Mandela
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. An educated man knows how to make a tool of every faculty, how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it for all practical purposes. Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties. It begins in the nursery and goes on at school but does not end there. It continues through life, whether we will or not. The essence of all education is self discovery and self control. A man is educated when he has accustomed himself to using his freedom well.
If you give a man a fish, he will eat one. If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for the rest of his life. If you are thinking a year ahead, sow seed. If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree. If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people. By sowing the seed, you will harvest once. By planting a tree, you will harvest tenfold. By educating the people you will harvest hundredfold.
Thomas and Nancy Lincoln lived in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky’s wilderness. Mr. Lincoln was a hunter, but an extremely poor man. In the cabin an unpromising place grew up Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest men of all times. His mother was one of the pioneers who could read and write. She read to Abraham from the one book in their home, the Bible, in the light of the fire as they could not afford candles. She taught her children to read and spell. There, Lincoln began the training of his mind and heart that made him the outstanding man that he became.
Today, all over the world, schools and educational institutions of higher learning dot Mother Earth. These institutions are considered as the parameters of learning and education. But without a doubt the best teacher is Mother and the best educational institution is the Home - when both the Mother and the Home are what they should be.