Planning to work on character development? Memorize great quotes. Here are some ideas and quotes to get you started.
Character Development: Memorize Great Quotes
Homeschool high schoolers (and their parents) can work on character development in lots of ways. If they memorize great quotes, they will:
- develop vision for developing great character
- receive inspiration to think like great thinkers
- develop neural pathways in the brain for thinking and learning
- learn to recognize and think in beautiful wording
Sabrina has gathered some New Year’s quotes to get you started on your character development by memorizing great quotes. Also, download our new FREEBIE: Favorite Quotes from 7SistersHomeschool.com.
May you and your homeschool high schoolers have a blessed New Year.
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
– T.S. Eliot
“Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.”
– Sir Walter Scott
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
– Alfred Tennyson
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
“Glory to God in highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given; While angels sing with tender mirth, A glad new year to all the earth.”
– Martin Luther
“Be always at War with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you, a better person.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
Note that many great quotes come from poets. Even those who weren’t officially poets studied poetry seriously during their childhood education (as did most students in past centuries). You can give your homeschool high schooler the gift of words when they learn simple, basic, fun poetry writing with 7Sisters’ no busywork, self-study Poetry Writing courses:
Your homeschool high schoolers will find they will appreciate and maybe even LOVE poetry writing. In the meantime, get them started on character development: memorize great quotes!