"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Forum of Learning
The Kerr Legacy & Historical Center and the Dream No Little Dream Foundation is creating a unique and extraordinarily useful forum for individuals to learn, grow and prosper in their fields of endeavor. This historic property has been a place where Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald R. Ford and George H.W. Bush, as well as former Speaker of the House and Oklahoma Congressman Carl Albert came to share in the property's conducive meeting environment
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
Sentinels of Scholarship
On each side of the National Archives Building stand two very large, very serious-looking statues. They are the four watchers and defenders of knowledge: Past, Future, Heritage, and Guardianship. These personifications represent the history of events, the learning of history for future action, cultural memory, and the preservation of historical knowledge. Each sculpture carries with it allegories specific to its role as keeper.
"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
John F. Kennedy
"The only misfortune, the only real tragedy, is when we suffer without learning the lesson."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe