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Horace Mann Quotes

Educator & Politician
Born On
1796-05-04
Died On
1859-08-02
Birth Place
Franklin
Death Place
Yellow Springs
Birth Sign
taurus
Father
Thomas Mann
Mother
Rebecca Stanley Mann
Spouse
Charlotte Messer Mann, Mary Peabody Mann
Nationality
American
Education
Litchfield Law School, Brown University
Educators

Evil and good are God's right hand and left.

Horace Mann

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

Horace Mann

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.

Horace Mann

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.

Horace Mann

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Horace Mann

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

Horace Mann

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.

Horace Mann

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Horace Mann

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

Horace Mann

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Horace Mann

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

Horace Mann

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.

Horace Mann

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.

Horace Mann

It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one”

Horace Mann

It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.

Horace Mann

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Horace Mann

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.

Horace Mann