I found this little gem while researching for my novel. It comes from a collection of Caroline Henderson’s writings in a book called Letters from the Dust Bowl.
“In reality, education can only be attained by personal effort, and should be for each a continuing process, ending only with life itself, or possibly then just well begin. There are fortunately many roads to personal culture and usefulness, and not all lead through the college campus. Some go by solitary ways and some by the crowded ways, where the struggle of life is keen and exciting. Where ever the road, the most important thing is our heart’s desire that life may teach us some portion of its truth, that we in turn may give back of what we have for the enrichment of life again.”
She wrote this in 1918. Word.