Horace Mann

United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)

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Be ashamed to die unless you have won some victory for humanity.Rate it:
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.Rate it:
Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.Rate it:
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.Rate it:
Character is what God and the angels know of us; reputation is what men and women think of us.Rate it:
Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.Rate it:
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.Rate it:
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.Rate it:
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it.Rate it:
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.Rate it:
It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.Rate it:
It is well to think well. It is divine to act well.Rate it:
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.Rate it:
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.Rate it:
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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