Mrs. Child on Poverty

May 27, 2006 @ 3:36 am | Filed under: Mrs. Child's Wise Advice

That a thorough, religious, useful education is the best security against misfortune, disgrace and poverty, is universally believed and acknowledged; and to this we add the firm conviction, that, when poverty comes (as it sometimes will) upon the prudent, the industrious, and the well-informed, a judicious education is all-powerful in enabling them to endure the evils it cannot always prevent. A mind full of piety and knowledge is always rich; it is a bank that never fails; it yields a perpetual dividend of happiness.

The American Frugal Housewife
by Lydia Maria Child


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  1. Good quote.

    Just stopped by to let you know that you’re added to the homeschool community at TTLB and you should notice the update tomorrow. Let me know if you don’t.