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Quote of the Week (Empty Words)

Oct 11, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote  //  Leave a Comment

Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being, and are conducive to its exaltation. Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as can profit the peoples of the earth, and not those which begin with words and end with words.

Bahá’u'lláh

Quote of the Week (The Art of Teaching)

Jun 14, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote  //  Leave a Comment

The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Quote of the Week (Reward and Punishment)

May 30, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote, Uncategorized  //  Leave a Comment

As to the difference between that material civilization now prevailing, and the divine civilization…material civilization, through the power of punitive and retaliatory laws, restraineth the people from criminal acts; and notwithstanding this, while laws to retaliate against and punish a man are continually proliferating, as ye can see, no laws exist to reward him…

Divine civilization, however, so traineth every member of society that no one, with the exception of a negligible few, will undertake to commit a crime. There is thus a great difference between the prevention of crime through measures that are violent and retaliatory, and so training the people, and enlightening them, and spiritualizing them, that without any fear of punishment or vengeance to come, they will shun all criminal acts. They will, indeed, look upon the very commission of a crime as a great disgrace and in itself the harshest of punishments. They will become enamoured of human perfections, and will consecrate their lives to whatever will bring light to the world and will further those qualities which are acceptable at the Holy Threshold of God.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Quote of the Week (Educational TV)

May 20, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote  //  Leave a Comment

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

Groucho Marx

Quote of the Week (True Meaning of Wealth Equality)

May 8, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote  //  Leave a Comment

In the divine teachings equality is brought about through a ready willingness to share. It is commanded as regards wealth that the rich among the people, and the aristocrats should, by their own free will and for the sake of their own happiness, concern themselves with and care for the poor. This equality is the result of the lofty characteristics and noble attributes of mankind.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Quote of the Week (Wealth, Poverty, and Plato)

Apr 29, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote  //  Leave a Comment

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.

Plato

Quote of the Week

Apr 23, 2011   //   by Poya   //   Quote  //  Leave a Comment

Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.

Baha’u'llah