Academics, Grades, Exams, Performance, Pressure, Papers,

Procrastination, Teachers, College


Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.  And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?  Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. John 7:14-16, KJV

Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal. Science and Health, 195:15-22

We understand best that which begins in ourselves and by education brightens into birth. Miscellaneous Writings, 253:16-27

All education should contribute to moral and physical strength and freedom.

Miscellaneous Writings, 240:11,12

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  II Timothy 2:15, KJV

Earth's preparatory school must be improved to the utmost. Science and Health, 286:9


The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea.  Science and Health, 87:24-25

Christian Science is not an exception to the general rule, that there is no excellence without labor in a direct line. One cannot scatter his fire, and at the same time hit the mark.  Science and Health, 457:19-22

The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith.

Science and Health, 199:21

Success in life depends upon persistent effort, upon the improvement of moments more than upon any other one thing. A great amount of time is consumed in talking nothing, doing nothing, and indecision as to what one should do. If one would be successful in the future, let him make the most of the present. Miscellaneous Writings, 230:2-4,6-7

And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. Daniel 1:19,20, KJV



Do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.  Matthew 10:19,20, NKJV

He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10, NIV

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. Psalms 26:2, NKJV

Mind is not necessarily dependent upon educational processes. It possesses of itself all beauty and poetry, and the power of expressing them. Science and Health, 89:18-20

If delusion says, “I have lost my memory,” contradict it. No faculty of Mind is lost. In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious in every action.  

Science and Health, 407:21-24

School-examinations are one-sided; it is not so much academic education, as a

moral and spiritual culture, which lifts one higher. Science and Health, 235:11-13


…whatever His soul desires, that He does. For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such things are with Him.  Job 23:14 NKJV

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6, NIV

A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

Science and Health, 14-19

From this it follows that business men and cultured scholars have found that Christian Science enhances their endurance and mental powers, enlarges their perception of character, gives them acuteness and comprehensiveness and an ability to exceed their ordinary capacity. The human mind, imbued with this spiritual understanding, becomes more elastic, is capable of greater endurance, escapes somewhat from itself, and requires less repose. Science and Health,128:6-14

Mind is not necessarily dependent upon educational processes. It possesses of itself all beauty and poetry, and the power of expressing them. Spirit, God, is heard when the senses are silent. We are all capable of more than we do. The influence or action of Soul confers a freedom, which explains the phenomena of improvisation and the fervor of untutored lips. Science and Health, 89:18



He performs what is appointed for me, And many such things are with Him.

Job 23:14, NKJV

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  Matthew 11:28-29, MSG

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.James 1:2-4, MSG

Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you need only to be still.  Exodus 14:13,14, NIV

The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace.  Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress.  Science and Health, 506:11

When we reach our limits of mental endurance, we conclude that intellectual labor has been carried sufficiently far; but when we realize that immortal Mind is ever active, and that spiritual energies can neither wear out nor can so-called material law trespass upon God-given powers and resources, we are able to rest in Truth, refreshed by the assurances of immortality, opposed to mortality. Science and Health, 387:5


For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace...  I Corinthians 14:33, NKJV

Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear. Science and Health 506:18

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; Hebrews 12:2, KJV

My tongue is the pen of a ready writer....grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. Psalms 45:1,2, KJV

Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privileged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. Science and Health, 263:1-4

I can of mine own self do nothing:  John 5:30, KJV

The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man. Science and Health, 284:31

Then will angels administer grace, do thy errands, and be thy dearest allies.

 Miscellany, 129:20


Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. II Corinthians 6:2, KJV

We own no past, no future, we possess only now. If the reliable now is carelessly lost in speaking or in acting, it comes not back again. Whatever needs to be done which cannot be done now, God prepares the way for doing; while that which can be done now, but is not, increases our indebtedness to God. Faith in divine Love supplies the ever-present help and now, and gives the power to ‘act in the living present. Miscellany, 12:21

And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”Exodus 14:15-16, NKJV

Every hour of delay makes the struggle more severe. If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush out happiness, health, and manhood. Here Christian Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the weakness of mortal mind, — strength from the immortal and omnipotent Mind, — and lifting humanity above itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and good-will to man. Science and Health, 407:8

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Proverbs 6:6-9, KJV

In the figurative transmission from the divine thought to the human, diligence, promptness, and perseverance are likened to ‘the cattle upon a thousand hills.’ They carry the baggage of stern resolve, and keep pace with highest purpose. Science and Health, 514:14-18

Because God is ever present, no boundary of time can separate us from Him and the heaven of His presence.  Unity of Good 37: 11-12


All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Isaiah 54:13, KJV

The teachers of schools and the readers in churches should be selected with as direct reference to their morals as to their learning or their correct reading. Nurseries of character should be strongly garrisoned with virtue. Science and Health, 235:7-11

Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:” Psalms 86:11, KJV

The pure and uplifting thoughts of the teacher, constantly imparted to pupils, will reach higher than the heavens of astronomy; while the debased and unscrupulous mind, though adorned with gems of scholarly attainment, will degrade the characters it should inform and elevate. Science and Health, 235:13

Nothing short of our own errors should offend us. Miscellaneous Writings, 224:28

For students to work together is not always to cooperate, but sometimes to coelbow! Each student should seek alone the guidance of our common Father — even the divine Principle which he claims to demonstrate, — and especially should he prove his faith by works, ethically, physically, and spiritually. Remember that the first and last lesson of Christian Science is love, perfect love, and love made perfect through the cross.

Miscellaneous Writings, 138:9


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28, KJV

See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Exodus 23:20, NIV

Into His haven of Soul there enters no element of earth to cast out angels, to silence the right intuition which guides you safely home. Miscellaneous Writings, 125:26

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

II Peter 1:10,11, KJV

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah. 55:12, KJV