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Ethel Percy Andrus
“What I spent is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever.”
“We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives — our interest and our attention — on something outside ourselves.”
“There are four types of students: the sponge, the funnel, the strainer, and the sieve. The sponge, which soaks up everything; the funnel, which takes in at one end and lets out at the other; the strainer, which permits the wine to pass out and retains the lees; and the sieve, which separates the bran from the fine flour.”
“We are born into this world with clenched fists, we leave it with fingers apart-- preaching the lesson that you take nothing with you.”
Ethel Percy Andrus, U.S. educator
(1884 - 1967)