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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.

    • Ethel Percy Andrus
  • 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)