Horace Mann

Horace Mann

American educator

Lived from: 1796-1859

Quotes: Horace Mann

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    Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
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    Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever.
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    A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
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    Avoid witicisms at the expense of others.
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    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
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    Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house

    Source: The Duty of Owning Books (1859)

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    Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A house without books is like a room without windows.

    Source: The Duty of Owning Books (1859)

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    Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
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    Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men - the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
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    Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
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    Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
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    God draweth straight lines but we call them crooked.

    Source: The Common School Journal (15 september 1843) , Vol. V, No. 18

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    Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
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    I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.
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    If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.
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